October 25, 2011 (wilx.com) — The Michigan Governor will propose eliminating the state’s 19 cent per gallon fuel tax in favor of a new tax on the wholesale price of gas during a planned speech Wednesday. Read the full story.
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October 25, 2011 (The Hill) — House Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) pushed back on Republican efforts to paint their version of a new federal highway bill as a “jobs bill” even as President Obama chides GOP lawmakers for not quickly approving his transportation spending measure. Read the full story.
October 24, 2011 (Politico) — Transportation experts said the federal highway and transit program needs two big changes — major systemic reforms and a large increase in funding. Problem is, you can’t have one without the other. Read the full story.
October 24, 2011 (Associated Press) — House Republicans are pitching a six-year transportation construction plan as a major jobs bill that can win bipartisan approval before next year’s election, a key GOP lawmaker said Monday. Read the full story.
October 22, 2011 (TheSunNews.com) — The South Carolina Department of Transportation has paid consultants $1 billion to design roads, bridges and perform other tasks during the past 25 years – instead of doing the work itself, records show. Read the full story.
September 28, 2011 (Politico) — The transportation construction lobby — not exactly the sexiest special interest in Washington — is nonetheless primed to pave Capitol Hill with an aggressive campaign aimed at scoring what could be a massive stimulus for the struggling industry. Read the full story.
September 16, 2011 (The Hill) — After an unexpected second round of congressional squabbling over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and highway programs, President Obama has signed the bill passed by lawmakers this week to extend both through next year. Read the full story.
September 15, 2011 (The Hill) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Wednesday evening continued their fight over a bill that would extend the funding of the Federal Aviation Administration beyond Friday, with each saying the other could end the impasse that threatens to force another round of furloughs […]
September 13, 2011 (DC Streets Blog) — In a couple of hours, the House will vote on the transportation extension bill – under unanimous consent rules. That means a single vote in opposition could delay passage. Read the full story.
September 12, 2011 (DC Streets Blog) — Just days after a Senate committee asked the full chamber to consider a four-month extension of SAFETEA-LU, new negotiations have replaced that idea with a six-month extension at current spending levels. The bill also extends the gas tax. Read the full story.