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House passes short-term highway funding fix; Obama, conservatives critical

The House on Tuesday approved a plan to patch a hole in the Highway Trust Fund, a bipartisan vote that bodes well for the coming vote on the Senate side ...

House, Senate propose patches for Highway Trust Fund as deadline looms

Congress got serious Thursday about patching the hole in the Highway Trust Fund, but substantial differences between the versions drafted by the House and Senate tax-writing committees suggest a standoff ...

A little pork can go a long way: the case FOR earmarks in transportation funding

There’s nothing sizzling in the frying pan to remind Congress it’s time for breakfast and to go to work, so what's wrong with a little pork on the plate if ...

A modest proposal to fix the Highway Trust Fund: Bring back bacon grease

It’s easy just to say that Congress is broken – but that doesn’t solve anything. So CCJ Senior Editor has a modest proposal: Let’s bring back earmarks.
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Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls get 5 percent bump for 2015

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has voted to approve a five percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers in 2015.

Senators propose fuel tax hike, prepare for political fight

A Southern Republican and a New England Democrat say they’re tired of short-term patches for the federal transportation system and the unwillingness of Congress to find a solution for the ...

Florida transpo bill would expand tolling, allow weight exemption for anti-idle tech

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign legislation that would allow tolling for highway expansion and a 550-pound exemption for trucks with idle reduction technology.

DeFazio offers alternative as highway trust fund runs on fumes

But even as some legislators used the event to challenge peers in the House and Senate, others in key leadership positions have suggested that there's neither enough time nor the ...

California eyeing tax on mileage to fund transportation

California could become the third West Coast state to test the feasibility of replacing state fuel excise tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

California construction industry wants truck weight fees spent on roads

In a joint letter from the California Alliance for Jobs and Transportation California, construction and labor leaders called on the governor and the legislature to spend existing truck weight fees ...

ATA says it’s open to several infrastructure funding options

The American Trucking Associations announced this week its endorsement of several revenue alternatives for funding what it calls a "surface transportation infrastructure funding crisis" in the U.S.

Ray LaHood pushes for 10-cent fuel tax increase, talks importance of infrastructure

Former Department of Transportation head Ray LaHood says the federal fuel tax should be raised 10 cents a gallon and should be tied to inflation. The U.S. is a "laughingstock ...