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5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2014

5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in September, and lawmakers are scrambling to reauthorize funding before that deadline. However, a larger problem is expected to arise up to two months before MAP-21’s expiration: the Highway Trust Fund ...

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Boxer outlines Senate priorities for long-term surface transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2014

Boxer outlines Senate priorities for long-term surface transportation bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday that she and three other top transportation senators have “reached an agreement in principle on a transportation bill.” During a press conference, Boxer, who is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, -- along ...

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Are the feds finally listening? $363M in grant money points to ‘maybe’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2012

Are the feds finally listening? $363M in grant money points to ‘maybe’

Have the feds finally "turned on their listening ears?" That's a phrase I use with my 4-year-old and 6-year-old when they've finally decided to listen after I'm extremely frustrated about their complete defiance or not listening. I never thought I'd be using ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

Lattatudes

Making It Work   Okay, no seventh-inning stretch; let’s get right back into action. You have read (or at least I hope you have) my constant urgings throughout the past three years to get out and press politicians to pass a new highway ...

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Applications and Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jun 07, 2012

Applications and Innovations

Fixing a Hole A tiny Arkansas town gets ready for a flash flood Small towns can face the same big problems as big towns when it comes to stormwater infrastructure. This one faced an essential emergency culvert repair without a lot of ...

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AEM urges conferees to reach agreement on fully funded transportation bill ‘without further delay’

Staff Report - Jun 02, 2012

After attending the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In May 30-31 in Washington, D.C., and meeting with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to urge swift action on the transportation bill, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis ...

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Schuster: Obama will sign transportation bill by Fall

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 15, 2012

Congress member Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, & Hazardous Materials, predicts President Barack Obama will sign a transportation bill — with a provision to build the Keystone Pipeline included — in ...

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House passes 90-day transportation extension, motion for conference could come today

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 25, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a 90-day extension of the surface transportation program (from June 30 to Sept. 30) at current funding levels by a vote of 293 to127 on April 18, setting the table for a conference with ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Apr 06, 2012

Lattatudes

Reforming Reauthorization Much of the debate (if you can call it that) on a new highway bill has focused on the amount of funding that will be available for transportation infrastructure. Argument over the length of new legislation has also had ...

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Shame

John Latta - Apr 04, 2012

Last Friday reauthorization was extended for the ninth time, this time for 90 days. You know what I feel about it. So does Ezra Klein apparently. "On Friday, President Obama signed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. Odds are ...

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LaHood: Senate transportation bill shows what Congress capable of when working together

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 15, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement after the Senate passed a transportation bill on March 14. “Today's passage of the Senate transportation bill shows what Congress is capable of when they work together in a bipartisan manner. Thanks ...

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‘Rally for Roads’ set for March 20 on D.C.’s National Mall

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 02, 2012

The second annual “Rally for Roads” is scheduled for March 20 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 11 days before the current extension of SAFETEA-LU is set to expire. At last year's "Rally for the Roads," senators and representatives who ...

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