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It’s Still Raining Obvious, Congressman.

John Latta - Oct 12, 2012

It’s Still Raining Obvious, Congressman.

FLASHBACK -- Here's a paper from 2003. I stumbled on it and deja vu! It's simple title is A Dozen Reasons for Raising Gasoline Taxes. Reading it is weird: the 12 arguments are not old.  All the way through the winding ...

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It’s time to learn from your mistakes, Congress

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 14, 2012

It’s time to learn from your mistakes, Congress

The House passed a six-month continuing resolution, H.J.Res. 117, on last night to fund the government until early 2013, according to a Sept. 14 report in the Association of American Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Journal. However, this comes without incorporating transportation ...

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‘MAP’ing out the future of highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2012

‘MAP’ing out the future of highway funding

Now that the much-anticipated new highway bill has been passed, Congress and the transportation construction and equipment industries should be resting easier with guaranteed funding through the end of September 2014. The $105 billion, 27-month legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in ...

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TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2012

TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Congress will begin reconciling Senate and House highway reauthorization bills next week that contain significantly increased funding for a loan program that’s criticized as providing credit for too many public-private toll projects. On May 8, conferees from both chambers will have ...

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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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Civic Lessons

John Latta - Mar 01, 2012

Watching the reauthorization wheels go round and round remains one of the most frustrating occupations in our industry. The Senate Bill creeps ahead after some extraneous amendments have been hurdled. The House Republicans are now looking at a heavily reworked bill, ...

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Let ‘em have it this week!

John Latta - Feb 20, 2012

I'm repeating myself, I know, but I want to urge as many of you as possible to take advantage of this week's Congressional recess. Members are back in their districts and this is an election year. Put a little heat ...

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We get to it when we get to it

John Latta - Jan 18, 2012

I think maybe Congress is using  one of Salvador Dali's clocks to figure out when we might be a reauthorization bill. Then again, I suppose progress wasn't supposed to be predictably smooth. Take progress on a new surface transportation bill. Congress ...

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Senate approves transportation extension: FAA and Highway Extensions Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 15, 2011

The United States Senate on Sept. 15 passed legislation to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for four and six months, respectively. The measure passed with a 92-6 vote. H.R. 2887, the FAA and ...

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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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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Lattatudes

Wrestling with PPPs By John Latta Britain’s premier war hero, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar, lost an eye in battle early in his career. Years later, he put a telescope to his blind eye, mid-battle, and reported ...

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Tower to Air Congress: Land that thing!

John Latta - Aug 31, 2011

Okay so the President today calls on Congress to extend the surface transportation authorization before the current extension runs out September 30th. He is supported by nearly all the major stakeholders. Even Republican House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John ...

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