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Shuster, Inhofe receive new appointments in Surface Transportation committee

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has become the new chairman for the bicameral Surface Transportation Bill Conference Committee and U.S. Rep. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is now the vice chairman of the Surface Transportation Bill Conference Committee. Shuster's committee is made up of various members of the House of Representatives. The Senate is required to resolve any differences. Read More »

Shuster introduces new bill for surface transportation extension

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015. HR 3996 would lengthen the authorization of federal transit as well as highway programs until Dec. 4. Transportation and infrastructure are crucial to the local as well as national economy throughout the United States. Read More »

Hearing on role of maritime transportation in international food aid to be held Tuesday

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture have scheduled a hearing Tuesday to discuss the maritime transportation industry and its role in transporting food aid. The maritime transportation industry is invaluable to the health of the national economy as well as international relations.   Read More »

Congressional roundtable to discuss water infrastructure

Members of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and transportation leaders will meet Friday in New Orleans to discuss water infrastructure issues at a congressional roundtable titled “The Importance of Port, Waterway, Flood Control and Ecosystem Restoration Improvements to the Nation’s Economy: Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act.” Read More »

Names of conferees released for surface transportation bill

Bill Shuster (R–PA), the chairman for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently released the names of the conferees who will be involved in the multi-year surface transportation bill. The House committee recently approved the new bill. Now the leaders are moving on to the next step in advancing the bill. "This is an outstanding, hard-working group of members,” Shuster said. Read More »

Shuster releases statement about bipartisan Surface Transportation Extension

Rep. Bill Shuster (R–PA), the Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, recently released a statement about the bipartisan Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015. In it, Shuster expressed confidence the House and Senate could reach a workable solution on the bill to fund as well as extend the authorization of federal highway and transit programs. Read More »

House approves extending transportation programs and Positive Train Control deadline

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved bipartisan legislation to fund as well as extend the authorization of federal transit and highway programs and also extend the deadline for implementing Positive Train Control technology. The programs and their funding now will reach until November 20. Approving the act guarantees that the nation can fund transportation projects as Congress progresses with its multi-year bill for infrastructure. Read More »

House panel hearing looking into threat of dirty bombs entering U.S. ports

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee is holding a hearing Tuesday about how to best prevent and respond to dirty bombs that may arrive in U.S. ports. The hearing will focus on ocean transportation, which is used by the U.S. to import and export approximately 95 percent of cargo tonnage. Read More »

House panel backs surface transportation reauthorization bill

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 on Thursday. The bipartisan, multiyear surface transportation bill would reauthorize and reform federal transit, highway and highway safety programs. The bill is designed to strengthen U.S. surface transportation infrastructure. Read More »

Long-term surface transportation bill emerging in House committee this week

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week will introduce a long-term, bipartisan surface transportation bill, according to committee member Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).“It is a three-year authorization for transportation programs, with a built-in trigger for another three years once additional funding is secured,” Zeldin told TI News Daily on Monday. Read More »

Bill introduced to extend train safety technology deadline

The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the bipartisan Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015, which would extend the deadline for implementing new railroad safety technology. Initially, Congress mandated that the technology be implemented by passenger and freight railroad lines by Dec. 31. Read More »

House panel slates hearing on unmanned aircraft systems safety

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), has scheduled a hearing to discuss issues related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety. The hearing, titled "Ensuring Aviation Safety in the Era of Unmanned Aircraft Systems," will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Read More »

Shuster to lead Pennsylvania Roadshow to highlight infrastructure needs

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) will bring business leaders, lawmakers and transportation secretaries from across the country to the Pennsylvania Roadshow Tuesday and Wednesday, highlighting the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure and keeping America competitive. Read More »

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