Filed in SAFETEA-LU
Monday, July 09, 2012
This signing comes after a 30-month stretch in which funding for the nation’s transportation projects was kept intact by a series of 9 consecutive extensions, following the September 2009 expiration of the previous bill, SAFETEA-LU.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thanks in part to heavy last-minute lobbying by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as other groups including freight transportation shippers, House and Senate conference committee members were furiously at work to produce a multi-year bill before the current funding mechanism expired on June 30.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
With federal funding for surface transportation set to expire on March 31, the Senate took a meaningful step today in looking to the future, signing off on the Senate’s Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) legislation by a 74-22 margin.
Friday, December 02, 2011
There is different type of football being played in the nation’s capital when it comes to long-term transportation funding. And that is called political football. It is likely you have heard of it, especially since SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The two-year, $109 billion bill is entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which EPW officials have described as a “bipartisan effort that holds spending at current levels plus inflation, greatly increases leveraging of federal dollars, and modernizes and reforms the nation’s transportation systems to help create jobs and build the foundation for long-term prosperity.”
Friday, September 16, 2011
Funding for federal highway, transit, and highway safety will remain intact at current levels through March 31, 2012, with Congress passing H.R. 2887, The Surface and Air Transportation Program Extension Act of 2011.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Earlier today, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would continue to fund federal highway, transit, and highway safety and Federal Aviation Administration programs at current levels.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
In what could be viewed as a prelude to President Obama’s speech tonight on jobs and the economy, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) said it unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
With federal transportation funding slated to expire on September 30, President Barack Obama today pointed out the perils of that scenario if that comes to fruition.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
A new study backed by an impressive array of former and current government officials is urging greater spending on infrastructure at a time when Washington seems gridlocked over highway spending.