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A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.

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Obama Proposes NHTSA Funding Boost for Recall Probes

President Barack Obama has proposed a funding increase for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would boost the agency's funding by 9 percent to expand investigations into vehicle safety defects.

Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

President Obama Extends Tax Benefit for Vehicle Purchases

President Obama has extended a tax benefit that increases small-business expensing and bonus depreciation, which would allow additional expensing for new vehicles and other equipment placed into service by the end of the year.

Senate Confirms New Head of NHTSA

Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board since June 2010, becomes head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

U.S., China Announce Emissions Pact

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set a goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on February 18 to develop higher fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks over the next two years by March of 2016.