Topics: Highway Trust Fund

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Safety Title of Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously advanced its “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” in May. More

Senate Committee Considers Highway Bill Safety Title

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will consider amendments to its Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021 today, June 16. More

Senate EPW Approves Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously approved $303.5 billion five-year surface transportation bill, in which NATSO has been closely engaged with lawmakers and staff and which would increase infrastructure funding by about 34 percent over the FAST Act . The committee also adopted a manager’s package of amendments to the underlying bill. That list of amendments has not yet been released, though about 90 had been filed as of Wednesday morning. EPW’s “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” does not include any language expanding tolling or scaling back the prohibition on commercial activities at Interstate rest areas. STRA includes $500 million per year for five years for electric vehicle charging an d other alternative fuel infrastructure, including hydrogen, natural gas and propane. More

Republican Senators to Meet Again With President Today on Infrastructure

The next 10 weeks — up until Congress's August Recess — could be one of the most intense, consequential periods of policymaking that the travel center industry has confronted in many years. The House of Representatives is pursuing a more aggressive, climate-focused infrastructure bill that could include corporate tax increases and be passed on a party-line vote. In the Senate, a more bipartisan approach focusing on traditional "roads and bridges" infrastructure is being negotiated. More

NATSO Statement on Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Proposal

NATSO Statement on Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Proposal

NATSO issued the following statement in response to the draft infrastructure proposal put forth today by President Biden More

NATSO Analysis: President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Today

NATSO Analysis: President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Today Members Only Join or Login

The proposal will be an eight-year, $2 trillion-plus spending bill with a 15-year mechanism to pay for it. This $2 trillion figure does not include approximately $400 billion in clean energy credits on top of the new spending. More

Biden Administration Pivots to Infrastructure Members Only Join or Login

The Biden Administration and congressional Democrats are beginning to pivot to their next legislative priority: infrastructure. The Administration's strategic and substantive thinking is starting to leak out and it is quite ambitious. More

Senate Panel Kicks Off Infrastructure Hearing; Sen. Manchin Calls for Value-Added Tax

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Feb. 24 kicked off the first hearing on President Biden’s “Build Back Better” initiative, with lawmakers and witnesses from both sides of the aisle discussing the need for substantial federal investment in infrastructure. More

State DOTs Face $50 Billion Shortfall in Infrastructure Funding

Leaders of state Departments of Transportation across the country are saying the coronavirus pandemic has left them facing an estimated $50 billion shortfall in infrastructure project funding. More

House Committee to Mark Up Surface Transportation Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to take up the nearly $500 billion surface transportation bill known as the INVEST in America Act June 17, with lawmakers expected to offer more than 100 amendments during one of their first virtual mark ups. More

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