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Funding Levels Discussed

RFTR HighwayBill 150Nov. 23, 2015 – According to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its estimates of the costs of the House surface transportation reauthorization facilitating a serious discussion by the conferees of the funding levels of the final bill.

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PROGRESS: Transportation Bill Moves Forward

RFTR CongressSeal 150Nov. 18, 2015 – The Conference Committee on surface transportation reauthorization holds its first public meeting today. Committee members will offer opening statements and, undoubtedly pledge to work collaboratively.

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House Bill a Long Time Coming

RFTR highway2 150Nov. 5, 2015 – This just in from the "It's about damn time" department. After years of temporary authorizations and days of debate on more than 100 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-year surface transportation reauthorization by a bipartisan vote of 363-64. The historic $339-billion measure allocates about $40 billion per year to repair the nation's failing infrastructure, although only three years are funded as of now. According to NSSGA, there were several amendments of note that passed or were rejected in the final House bill.

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Big Legislative Week

RFTR HighwayBill 150Nov. 1, 2015 – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider its version of a six-year highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reform and Reauthorization Act, H.R. 3763.

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Excavate Your Pumpkin

RFTR HALLOWEEN 150Oct. 28, 2015 – As you get ready to help your kids carve their Halloween pumpkin, why settle for carving a boring triangular eyes and nose like you always do.

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