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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.

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Obama Proposes NHTSA Funding Boost for Recall Probes

President Barack Obama has proposed a funding increase for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would boost the agency's funding by 9 percent to expand investigations into vehicle safety defects.

Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on February 18 to develop higher fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks over the next two years by March of 2016.