November 20, 2015 — President Obama signed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015, Part II (H.R. 3996), extending MAP-21 highway and transit authority until December 4. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has expressed his intention to file a Surface Transportation Conference Report by November 30, with the goal of sending a bill to the President by December 4.
November 5, 2015 — IANA reported a total of 3.4 percent growth across all intermodal market segments in its 3rd quarter Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics report. Read the press release here.
November 5, 2015 — The House approved the Surface Transportation Reform and Reauthorization Act (STRRA). The six-year bill, which dedicates $261 billion to highway programs and includes a $4.46 billion multimodal freight grant program, contains provisions for changing FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability program. It now goes to Conference with the Senate-passed DRIVE Act.