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Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.

June 24, 2015

NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

The NAFA Fleet Management Association urged the U.S. Postal Service not to replace 180,000 new vehicles at the same time and implement better fleet management practices at a congressional hearing on May 21.

May 21, 2015

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

April 16, 2015

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority
House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

March 24, 2015

States Considering Highway Funding Options

States Considering Highway Funding Options

While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.

March 5, 2015

U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

Two U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal a renewable fuel mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

February 27, 2015

Analyzing President Obama’s Highway Plan

Analyzing President Obama’s Highway Plan

A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.

February 3, 2015

Obama Ups the Ante on Highway Spending

Obama Ups the Ante on Highway Spending

President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.

February 2, 2015

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

December 4, 2014

House Rejects Senate Highway Trust Fund Patch as Deadline Looms
Congress Passes 10-Month Highway Bill

Congress Passes 10-Month Highway Bill

The Senate Thursday night approved a $10.8 billion House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. This ensures that highway funding will continue for the next 10 months.

July 31, 2014

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