Senate approves short-term highway bill, sending it to Obama
The Senate passed a two-month extension of highway funding, staving off an abrupt halt in infrastructure projects and pushing back a likely protracted debate over how to finance road construction in the long-term.
The Hill • May 23, 2015
Bill would hike gas tax to pay for roads
A bipartisan group of House members has filed legislation to hike the federal gas tax and index it to inflation to pay for a new transportation bill.
The Hill • Apr 16, 2015
Lawmakers urge Congress to 'man up' on transportation funding
Illinois’ federal lawmakers stood united with area transit leaders Thursday in urging Congress to “man up” and pass a long-term federal transportation funding bill before two key transit measures expire or teeter on insolvency.
Chicago Sun Times • Apr 09, 2015
Eyes on the Street: Metro’s Stand Up 4 Transportation Rally
Transit riders have a lot to lose if partisan battles in Washington do not find their way to reauthorizing a federal transportation bill.
LA Streets Blog • Apr 09, 2015
White House sends Congress $478 billion, 6-year transportation bil
The Obama administration sent Congress a $478 billion bill that would provide the federal share of transportation funding for the next six years, the first legislation out of the gate in a year that is likely to produce a competition among three bills.
Washington Post • Mar 30, 2015
Taxes or tolls? Five fixes for highway funding
Members of both parties say they want to see transportation funding extended with little drama, but they have yet to reach a consensus about how to do that, creating the potential for a standoff as the deadline approaches.
The Hill • Mar 16, 2015