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President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week

Amanda Bayhi - May 12, 2014

President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week

The White House announced on Friday that May 11-17 is National Transportation Week and May 16 is National Defense Transportation Day. The announcement comes as Infrastructure Week begins, bringing several conferences, roundtables, educational seminars and other infrastructure-related events to Washington, D.C. Related: ...

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House Appropriations panel approves THUD bill; DOT Chief Foxx reiterates repercussions of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

House Appropriations panel approves THUD bill; DOT Chief Foxx reiterates repercussions of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

A panel in House Appropriations Committee approved the committee’s transportation and housing bill on Wednesday, while Transportation Secretary Foxx discussed problems the U.S. will face if a new highway bill is not passed. The transportation and housing bill, which makes appropriations ...

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Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; David Vitter (R-La.), EPW ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee; and John Barrasso (R-Wy.), T&I ranking member on Thursday ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

The new highway bill is heating up as the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to review the GROW AMERICA Act and the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee plans to unveil its portion of the bill next week. The Commerce Committee ...

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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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