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NAPA holds Congress accountable for reauthorization inaction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

With the construction industry continuing to shed jobs, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has mounted a campaign to mobilize the asphalt pavement industry and hold Congress accountable for its inaction on the surface transportation bill. Lack of such legislation is ...

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American Iron and Steel Institute: EPA's greenhouse gases 'tailoring rule' will cost jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson offered the following comment today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tailoring Rule. “The Tailoring Rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency today does not solve the fundamental problems ...

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Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can agree

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on using innovative financing practices to deliver surface transportation projects that the main reason that reauthorization has been stalled is because ...

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ARTBA to Congress: Public-private partnerships, raise user fees will help address U.S. transportation problems

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 15, 2010

The massive gap between current federal investment levels and what the U.S. Department of Transportation says is needed to maintain and improve America’s highway and transit systems cannot be closed without boosting current user fees and significantly expanding the use ...

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ARTBA urges clarity, flexibility in transportation planning process

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 09, 2010

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in comments submitted April 9 that the “categorical Exclusion” (CE) process should be improved by focusing on methods to reduce highway project delay. The ...

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Jobs Bill = [some] jobs

John Latta - Mar 29, 2010

Infrastructure spending = jobs. Why is this simple equation not fully understood in Washington? Maybe it is understood but not accepted. Sometimes its possible to see Congress as a group of people standing out in the rain arguing about the best way ...

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Federal Report Evaluates Condition & Performance of Nation's Transportation System

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

Spending by all levels of government on the nation's highways and transit lines has increased substantially in recent years but steep increases in construction costs have eroded the purchasing power of this investment, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, ...

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$450 billion omnibus spending bill passed; core highway program receives $41.07

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 16, 2009

Included in the $450 billion omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Dec. 10, a $67.9 billion Transportation-HUD spending bill lead the six-bill package. The House voted 221 to 202 in support of the bill, however, with the majority of ...

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Step away from the computer and pick up the phone TODAY

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2009

Just pick up the phone. You know you can do it. Step away from the computer and do things what has become "the old-fashioned way." Use your voice and make it heard today as part of the Transportation Construction Coalition's (TCC) phone ...

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Intelligent transportation, intelligent investment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 08, 2009

Investment in intelligent transportation is critical as Congress works toward developing a jobs bill to address the current unemployment level. That's the sentiment of Scott Belcher, CEO and president, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, in The Hill's Congress Blog. Belcher is spot ...

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Kirk Landers: The sky would not fall this time either

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

Kirk Landers: The sky would not fall this time either

The sky would not fall this time either Signs of the apocalypse were unmistakable in 1993. An epic late winter storm lashed the entire U.S. East Coast with high winds, Biblical snows and Arctic cold. Birmingham, Ala., took 70 mph winds, 13 ...

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And the bridges continue to crumble: Now Tennessee must perform emergency bridge repairs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

And the crumbling bridges continue. I thought we finally learned something from the Minnesota I-35W bridge collapse two years ago. But since then, we've had the much-publicized closure of the Oakland Bridge and most recently the Bay Bridge. That's two in California ...

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