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Congress Passes Stopgap Funding Measure That Further Delays FAST Act Increases

December 13, 2016 - in Transportation

The Senate completed work late on Dec. 9 on a continuing funding resolution that would keep most federal programs operating at fiscal 2016 levels through April 28, passing it 63- 60 36. That sent the measure to President Obama just in time to avoid a shutdown…

Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Recent Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Reports

May 17, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Two years after enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, we are returning to the regular business of enacting a WRDA bill…

AASHTO’s Trombino Urges US Appropriators to Honor FAST Act Funding Levels

April 4, 2016 - in Financial, Maintenance, Transportation

The president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials urged leaders of U.S. House and Senate Appropriations committees…

Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Development Reports

February 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

  Feb. 24, 2016—Almost two years ago, a strong bipartisan message was sent by Congress and the President with the enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. Congress made a conscious effort in WRRDA 2014 to enhance America’s…

Congress Approves a Five-Year Transportation Bill that Addresses Aging Infrastructure

December 2, 2015 - in News, Transportation

Congress reached an agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill yesterday. The bill increases spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems. The bill boosts highway spending by 15 percent and transit spending…

AASHTO President Details Funding Crisis in Statements Sent to Congress

June 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON D.C.—Two key congressional committees today received statements for the record detailing the critical condition of the Highway Trust Fund from John Cox, President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Director…

AASHTO Encourages Congress to Fix, Not Patch, the Highway and Transit Funding Crisis

May 26, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Financial

WASHINGTON—Congress today approved a two-month extension of legislation authorizing the Highway Trust Fund to continue supporting highway and transit projects across the country. The short-term patch ensures current funding will continue. However, with…

Secretary Foxx’s Infrastructure Week Travel Shows Need for Robust Funding Strategy

May 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015—With federal surface transportation funding set to expire on May 31, thousands of stakeholders will rally together for Infrastructure Week to urge Congress to say “no” to more short-term measures and “yes” to a long-term…

USDOT Sends Six-Year Transportation Bill to Congress

March 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2015 – Over the past year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has visited more than 100 communities and heard one common story – shared by all – about crumbling infrastructure and dwindling resources to fix it with.…

National Infrastructure Development Bank Act Introduced

July 1, 2013 - in Financial, Maintenance, Projects

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the National Infrastructure Development Bank Act. The bill would create and fund a public bank to leverage public and private dollars for meritorious infrastructure projects of national or regional significance.…