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Take Two: House passes another SAFETEA-LU extension

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 18, 2012

The House of Representatives passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II, on April 18 by a vote of 293 to 127. Included in the extension is language to transfer the authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline ...

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Senate passes short-term extension of highway bill to prevent shutdown

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2012

Just days before the latest extension of the current highway bill – Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) – was set to expire on March 31, the Senate approved a 90-day extension of the ...

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Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition launches 'Make Transportation #1' campaign

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2012

The Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition launched a six figure media campaign Feb. 12, with major financial support from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). NSSGA says that ads will appear in Washington, D.C., key states and districts around the country telling ...

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House to mark up $260 billion transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 30, 2012

Three House of Representatives committees will mark up this week a five-year, $260 billion highway and transit reauthorization bill, according to an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) report. The current extension of the nation’s surface transportation bill ...

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Re-extensioning. Again.

John Latta - Sep 14, 2011

So we have another extension of surface transportation authorization. Now SAFETEA-LU, which expired in 2009, effectively runs through March 31. I really tried to find something in this one, as in the previous seven, which indicated progress, some movement or trend ...

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A Highway of Uncertainty

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 06, 2011

Surface transportation may come to a halt if another extension isn’t granted, but when it’s finally reauthorized it’s uncertain what it will entail. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Waiting for the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill is like waiting for ...

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7 states get $9.7 million for congestion relief

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 06, 2010

Seven states will receive more than $9.7 million as part of a national program to encourage innovative strategies to relieve congestion, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). California, Florida, North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia and Washington received grants for 10 ...

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$48.8 billion in highway funds available for states through HIRE Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $48.8 billion in highway funds is now available to state departments of transportation for federal projects through the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. “With spring and summer highway construction seasons just ...

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LaHood appoints new advisory council members for transportation statistics

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration ...

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MoDOT delayed road, bridge projects now up for bid after latest SAFETEA-LU extension

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 19, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has put up for bid the delayed road and bridge projects following President Obama's signature to approve an extension of  the Safe Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the surface transportation act,  that will ...

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$17.6 billion 'jobs bill' passes Senate, transfers $19.5 billion into Highway Trust Fund

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day must be lucky for than the Irish. Looks like the transportation industry is in luck until at least the end of the year. The Senate voted 68-34 on March 17 to pass H.R. 2847, the $17.6 billion "jobs bill" known ...

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House passes voice vote on 30-day extension of Highway Trust Fund, other programs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 26, 2010

Unable to reach agreement on Feb. 25 on the Senate long-term extension of the highway program, the House by voice vote passed a 30-day extension of several programs including the Highway Trust Fund at the low pro rata rate currently ...

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