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Bill to extend PTC deadline introduced

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced the bipartisan bill, which would extend the deadline for full implementation of Positive Train Control to 2020 to help ease the regulatory burden and costs for passenger and freight railroads.

Don't let the transportation bill get hijacked

What more could be said about the necessity for a transportation authorization bill? Nothing? We all understand it is vital, right? OK, good. Maybe it's more important to discuss what is actually going on and what some industry insiders talk about off the record.

2-year transportation bill unanimously passed by EPW

The legislation maintains funding at current levels, reforms the nation's transportation programs to make them more efficient and provides robust assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to leverage state, local and private-sector funding, according to the EPW.

Bill proposed to improve air quality around infrastructure projects

The bill aims to achieve a priority set in the last surface transportation authorization by expanding access to federal dollars under existing transportation programs for diesel engine upgrades. Diesel fuel powers most heavy machinery and vehicles used on construction sites.