Senate ends logjam over McConnell roads bill
The Senate late Wednesday voted to move forward with a six-year federal highway bill, giving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a significant victory even as his legislation encounters stiff opposition from his own party in the House.
The Hill – 7/22/2015
Highway Bill Deadline Means No Early Recess
After three minutes of railing for reauthorizing the government bank that subsidizes the financing of U.S. exports, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tugged his ear and sheepishly asked the Republican leader who controls the chamber's schedule a simple, innocent question, in part because 20 of his colleagues had heard rumors and prodded him to ask it: Are we getting out of work early?
National Journal – 7/19/2015
New Vietnam link road gets go ahead
A key link road in Vietnam has been given the go ahead. The plan is for a new road to run from the Noi Bai - Lao Cai Highway to Sapa District.
World Highways – 7/15/2015
World Bank finances Uzbekistan road development
The World Bank will grant Uzbekistan a US$200 million loan for 25 years, including a grace period of five years.
World Highways – 7/14/2015
U.S. House Republicans unveil $8.1 billion short-term transport bill
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday unveiled an $8.1 billion plan to fund highway and rail transit projects through the end of 2015, paid for by extending an airport security fee increase and various tax rule changes.
Reuters – 7/13/2015
Driving the Future of Infrastructure: A Thought-Leader Dinner
On July 13, The Hill convened a thought-leader dinner to consider solutions to achieve long-term transportation funding, from policies to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, to opportunities for public-private investment partnerships, to what can be learned from strategies that have proven successful for solving large-scale issues outside of the transportation sector.
The Hill – 7/13/2015
New Asphalt Milling Guidelines to Reduce Airborne Silica
In March 2015 at World of Asphalt, new industry cold milling guidelines designed to reduce airborne silica particles on work sites were released.
forconstructionpros.com – 7/13/2015
Foxx hints at highway patch veto
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hinted Wednesday that President Obama might veto a temporary highway funding extension if Congress passes one this month.
The Hill – 7/8/2015
World of Asphalt 2015: Education, Exhibits, Attendees Grow to Meet Industry Needs
This past March, the 2015 World of Asphalt Show and Conference drew asphalt professionals from around the world.
Asphalt Pavement Magazine – 7/7/2015
Michigan appears ready to increase gas tax
With cherry pies in high demand in Michigan as the summer kicks into high gear, lawmakers there seem to be on a sudden sugar high when it comes to finding money for the state's ailing infrastructure.
Roads & Bridges – 7/2/2015