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DOT headquarters could bear Jim Oberstar's name

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

DOT headquarters could bear Jim Oberstar's name

The U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters could bear a new name if on congressman’s efforts prove fruitful. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) has introduced legislation that would name the building after Jim Oberstar, the former Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman who died ...

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Former House Transportation Chairman Jim Oberstar dies at 79

Amanda Bayhi - May 06, 2014

Former House Transportation Chairman Jim Oberstar dies at 79

Former Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), a transportation advocate and expert, died in his sleep Friday night, Politico reports. Oberstar, Minnesota’s longest-serving congressman, chaired the House Transportation Committee for four years during his 18 terms in Congress, which spanned from 1975 to ...

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Secretaries’ Day: A powerful meeting for transportation policy

John Latta - Apr 16, 2013

Secretaries’ Day: A powerful meeting for transportation policy

Conferences come and conferences go but as conferences go this one could be really good. Six former U.S. transportation secretaries, who served under every president from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, will be among the participants in a conference held ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2011

RoadWorks

Half Time Moves to Slash Project Delivery Time By John Latta, Tina Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Could the Stimulus continue to bring the highway industry benefits long after its funding pool has run dry? “One thing I believe we’ve learned from the Recovery Act ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Financial District

A Bipartisan Bluprint? A Virginia think tank report may shape our next SAFETEA-LU. By John Latta I f there is to be a new surface transportation bill sometime in 2011, or even if it comes months, or years, later, it is probable that ...

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Financial District: Doing the fuel tax two step

Brooke Wisdom - May 01, 2010

Financial District:  Doing the fuel tax two step

Doing the Fuel Tax Two Step Controversial climate and energy tax may threaten reauthorization By John Latta What I think has been feared for some time came to pass in Washington in April. There was a move, a bipartisan one at that, to ...

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House Passes Pay-As-You-Go (PayGo) legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

The House of Representatives voted on Feb. 4 to restore a "common sense" spending law that helped eliminate budget deficits in the 1990s. The Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (H.J. Res. 45) requires both the House of Representatives and the Senate to ...

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Oberstar paints 'doomsday' scenario without second stimulus

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

Sen. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) has told Congress that it must pass a second stimulus bill to fend off another round of economic crisis, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Oberstar, who is chairman House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, says the first stimulus package ...

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FHWA chief offers some thoughts: Tell a better story

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2009

By John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief, Onsite at the American Concrete Pavement Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Maybe Victor Mendez, head of the Federal Highway Administration, reads my column. Or maybe it's his own idea. Either way, he is urging contractors and ...

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