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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

During his visit to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a highway bill to prevent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) insolvency, The Hill reports. The HTF is a major source of funding ...

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VIDEO: Rep. Delaney uses graphics to tout Partnership to Build America Act as infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2014

VIDEO: Rep. Delaney uses graphics to tout Partnership to Build America Act as infrastructure investment

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) is touting his proposed legislation as a solution to America’s need for infrastructure investment. In a video released Tuesday, Delaney points out that “America needs jobs and we need to rebuild our critical infrastructure.” He says the ...

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LIUNA hits the road with 'Getting Schooled in Infrastructure' bus tour

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2014

LIUNA hits the road with 'Getting Schooled in Infrastructure' bus tour

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) this week began its national bus tour promoting infrastructure investment. The tour, dubbed “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure,” is part of the union’s creative media campaign that was unveiled last month. The tour kicked off ...

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Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

Staff Report - Jun 17, 2014

Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

As the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to ...

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Elected officials recognize public works officials for contributions to infrastructure

Amanda Bayhi - May 25, 2014

Elected officials recognize public works officials for contributions to infrastructure

Several state governors in the U.S. and Premiers in Canada last week recognized public works officials for their contributions to infrastructure. These elected officials made proclamations declaring the week as National Public Works Week (NPWW). Sponsored by the American Public Works Association ...

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Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2014

Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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House Appropriations Committee approves major cuts to TIGER program

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

House Appropriations Committee approves major cuts to TIGER program

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved major cuts to 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants in a markup of the panel’s Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill, Salon reports. The bill reduces the TIGER program from ...

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Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushed for transportation infrastructure investment during their respective trips to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge and Ohio’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority this week. While at the site of the $3.9 billion Tappan ...

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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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Infrastructure Week kicks off

Amanda Bayhi - May 10, 2014

Infrastructure Week kicks off

Infrastructure Week 2014 kicks off Sunday, with the first event scheduled to take place Monday. Organized by several agencies and associations -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Building America’s Future (BAF) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) -- focuses ...

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Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Buzz about infrastructure investment continues today as a number of reports and statements are released. The Brookings Institution released a report today on infrastructure employment, and earlier this week AAA pushed for a gas tax hike, 50 Chambers of Commerce urged ...

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