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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Financial District

Playing with a New Deck The rules of the transportation funding game have changed in Washington. By John Latta Rules about how things may be, can be, should be and are done on Capitol Hill are rarely written simply. And if they are, ...

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Transportation leaders laud 15-cent gas hike proposal

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2010

Leaders from a coalition of transportation interests are lauding a draft proposal released by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. “We applaud the draft proposal released today by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chairs to ...

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Stimulus a 'bright spot' but recovery hinges on highway bill, contractor tells Congress

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 28, 2010

The highway investments in the stimulus law have been a bright spot for the transportation construction industry that has been hit hard hit by recession-induced cutbacks in state programs and decline in private sector work, continued uncertainty about passage ...

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Rep. Mica: Despite efforts, 'gas tax is dead'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 27, 2010

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican leader, at a July 27 Congressional oversight hearing, declared dead a federal gas tax increase to fund a long-term transportation bill. Although some ...

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ARTBA to Obama: National rail plan needs dedicated funding, competitive bidding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2010

A strategic rail plan being prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation should propose dedicated financing mechanisms outside of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to support high speed passenger rail, encourage open competition for work on all types of rail ...

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ARTBA chief blasts inaction on highway, transit bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

If Congress and the President do not act later this year or in early 2011 on passage of a new, multi-year highway and transit authorization bill, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs could be lost and states could face at a ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill 'shorts' transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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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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Highway, transit shutdown ends with enactment of one-month extension

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 03, 2010

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend legal authority for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama, who has now signed the measure, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation ...

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