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On Capitol Hill, legislators are working to pass a Transportation Appropriations bill that will fund aviation programs during the 2015 fiscal year. As part of the appropriations process, members of the House and Senate are...more
President Obama has announced an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. Along with the recently touted “infrastructure bank,” Thursday’s announcement shows additional...more
President Barak Obama today announced the Build America Investment Initiative (the “Initiative”). According to the Fact Sheet released by the White House in advance of the announcement, the purpose of the Initiative is to...more
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House to vote on HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL, other tax measures -
This week, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The bill, which was...more
Over the next two weeks as Congress prepares for its long summer recess, major decisions will be made affecting the legislative tax agenda for the rest of this session of Congress and, in the case of tax reform, for...more
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
President Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have been urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund before a projected funding depletion at the end of August. On July 1, Secretary Foxx sent letters to states...more
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SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Aims to MARKUP HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL -
While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the...more
On June 4, 2014, the first budget (Budget) of the new Liberal government, in power since April 7, 2014, was tabled in the Québec National Assembly. The Budget provides for certain measures to relaunch the Plan Nord, as...more
The 2014 Legislature came into session in early March and adjourned in early May. Florida lawmakers passed more than 260 bills, 26 of them applied only to local areas. One proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution was...more
Two measures have been introduced in the California legislature to respond to the growth of crude-by-rail volume in the state.
State Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) has introduced SB 1319, which would expand...more
The deadline for California Assembly and Senate bills to pass their respected houses was May 30, 2014. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year.
If comments made earlier this week by House Appropriations Chair, Rep. Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) hold true, the General Appropriations bill, the chief vehicle for the budget, could be introduced in the House sometime next...more
High Stakes for a Short-Term Fix and a Long-Term Solution -
While Congress has four months until the current surface transportation authorization, MAP-21, is due to expire, the Highway Trust Fund could become...more
Details from Each Chamber:
The House worked through the Calendar this week, joining the Senate for a Joint Assembly on Wednesday to elect a number of judges. Tuesday, the House cleared some of their...more
The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled a six-year surface transportation bill last night that would maintain current funding under MAP-21 legislation expiring in September,...more
The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee released a bipartisan six-year surface transportation bill late yesterday evening. The bill, titled the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, will be marked up by the committee on...more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled its long-term transportation bill, entitled the Grow America Act, which it is sending to Congress for consideration. Among other things, the bill contains...more
On April 29, 2014, President Obama delivered a draft of "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America" or "GROW AMERICA"...more
Congress returned from its April recess today and will continue deliberation on a surface transportation reauthorization. An announcement on the Water Resources Development Act reauthorization, which has been in conference...more
Policy Committees Driving Activity -
While the current surface transportation authorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is due to expire on September 30th, the Department of Transportation...more
On March 20, a proposed shipping alliance of three major shippers was approved by the Federal Maritime Commission. The P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement, consisting of Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA...more
Federal regulators and representatives of the rail and petroleum industries testified before a Congressional panel on February 26, 2014 on emerging safety regulations for transportation of crude by rail. Recent derailments...more
In hopes of modernizing the nation's infrastructure, President Obama revealed a plan to invest $302 billion in transportation over the next four years. As reported in Politico , the President hopes the additional funds will...more
On February 26, President Obama announced a proposal to fund a four year surface transportation bill that would increase spending by 22% for highways and 70% for transit over current levels. The White House provided a Fact...more
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