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Georgia gas-tax hike makes it a winner in federal transportation bill, congressman says

...out a winner in the federal transportation bill before Congress because of...House plan than in previous transportation bills, he said.During the question...Senate version of this year's transportation bill raises the gas tax, even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-09/georgia-gas-tax-hike-makes
Congress votes to delay rail safety mandate by 3 to 5 years, fund transportation programs

...to spend money on highway programs through Nov. 20 in an effort to buy time for Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill. Current authority is due to expire Thursday. This is the 35th short-term extension of transportation programs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/congress-votes-delay-rail-
Congress weighs giveaways to auto, trucking industries, snubs changes sought by safety groups

...recalled vehicles before renting or selling them. A transportation bill passed by the Senate in July would require rental...safely drive big rigs long distances.The Senate transportation bill would lower the interstate age to 18 for a limited...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-21/congress-weighs-giveaways-
Augusta mayor sees benefits as communities vie for jobs

...said. "We need to rally around our Washington folks and encourage them to do more than give us a short-term transportation bill. When you talk about big initiatives, such as (intercity passenger rail), you can't go the way of success...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-09/augusta-mayor-sees-benefits-c
Few railroads likely to meet 2015 deadline for installation of technology to prevent crashes

...eight people and injured about 200 others, could have been prevented if PTC had been in operation. A sweeping transportation bill passed by the Senate last month contains provisions sponsored by Thune that would give railroads another three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-07/few-railroads-likely-meet-
Bill would lower interstate truck driver age to 18

...interstate license to 18 was introduced by Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and was incorporated into a larger transportation bill introduced this week by Senate Com merce Committee Chair man John Thune, R-S.D.; Sen. Jer ry Moran, R-Kan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-10/bill-would-lower-interstat
Bills raise suspicions

...state to take over "failing" schools, and the transportation bill. I have my suspicions.The state would take over...Atlanta's woes?I have a similar concern about the transportation bill. A few years ago, the entire state had the opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-15/bills-raise-suspicions
Electric vehicles poised to play an important role in Georgia's future

...focus of the proposed transportation plan to fix Georgia's road and bridge infrastructure issues. The omnibus transportation bill includes measures to not only charge each driver a $200-per-year fee, but the legislation would eliminate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-01/electric-vehicle
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...reversal from a $74 million profit a year earlier.Foxx announced the fines on a bus tour to promote a major transportation bill that would raise the maximum fine against companies to $300 million, triple the NHTSA's investigations budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
Georgia drivers pay $7.9 billion for bad roads, study finds

...released Wednesday by transportation advocates. Also on Wednesday, a state House committee approved an amended transportation bill that would allow local governments to continue collecting some sales tax on motor fuel, but the money would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/georgia-drivers-pay-79-billio