Week ahead: Senate reviews highway funding, readiness for storms

Highways will be a focus of lawmakers this week as the Senate holds hearings on the funding for future road construction and the costs of not be prepared for weather emergencies.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the necessity of a reauthorization of the 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) bill.

Officials with the panel said the hearing would focus on “the economic importance of maintaining federal investments in our transportation infrastructure.”


Special Report: Transportation

The Hill takes a deep dive into transportation funding issues in Thursday's print edition, featuring opinion pieces from House Transportation Committe Chairman Rep Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.