Upcoming Highways and Transit Programs’ Long-Term Funding Hearing

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Upcoming Highways and Transit Programs’ Long-Term Funding Hearing

The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee is holding a hearing, Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Long-Term Funding for Highways and Transit Programs, on March 7 at 10:00 AM ET. This hearing is a part of the 21st Century Infrastructure series, which have previously focused on rail, water, and Coast Guard stakeholders. Witnesses have…

MA Senate Special Election Results in Change for House Transportation Panel

Vice-President Joe Biden swore former Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA) into the U.S. Senate this week after he won the special election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In his three decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, Sen. Markey rose to lead the Democrats on the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. His…

House and Senate Appropriators Approve Different T-HUD Funding Levels

On June 27, 1023, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adopted the FY14 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) and related agencies spending bill by a vote of 19-5, to fund the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For transportation and housing, the Senate bill provides $54 billion and is $4…

House Appropriations Subcommittee Passes THUD Funding Bill; Cuts to Rail, Transit, TIGER

On June 19, 2013, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed the Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Funding bill by voice vote. This bill proposes to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs at $44.1 billion in discretionary…

U.S. DOT Receives 568 Applications for TIGER Funds

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that the Department received 568 applications for 2013 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant soliciation, showing a continued strong demand for the program. The number of applications surpassed the available funding with more than $9 billion in requests, competing for the $474 million available for the program. The Department…

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