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House Speaker David Ralston and House Transportation Chairman Jay Roberts held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to provide some details on the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which will be filed on Thursday. The act will provide for $1 billion in funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure without a state tax increase, according to Roberts.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is introducing a bill to spend $1 trillion over the next five years to boost the nation's transportation infrastructure. 

The measure, which has been dubbed “Rebuild America Act,” comes as lawmakers have been discussing the possibility of raising the federal gas tax to help pay for a new round of transportation spending, prices at the pump having reached their lowest levels in years. 

Although some members of Congress are pressing for an increase in the federal gas tax, responsibility for funding transportation projects is increasingly shifting from the federal government to the states.

With gasoline prices nearing a five-year low, a chorus of voices, including several influential Republican Senators—John Thune (R-SD), Bob Corker (R-TN) Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT)—seem to think this the perfect time to raise the federal gas tax.

President Barack Obama does not seem to agree, though.

By Keith Laing - 01/21/15 02:07 PM EST

Republicans are indicating after President Obama’s State of the Union address that they are open to compromising with the president on increasing U.S. transportation funding, although neither side has offered specifics on how they would pay for new construction projects. 

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Their proposed team of Brian Schull, P.E., as the project manager and Norm Arlet, as the construction inspector, are in my opinion, the "A" team.  I have had the good fortune to work with the team of Brian and Norm on numerous projects at the LTV South Side Works site, as well as a project at the Liberty Park site in East Liberty.  They are the best combination of construction project manager and field inspector with whom I have worked, on projects involving roadway and utility construction, during my 30 years at the URA.

Martin Kaminski, P.E. - Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
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