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Boeuf en Croute a la Amtrak, Comrade?

John Latta - Jun 20, 2013

Boeuf en Croute a la Amtrak, Comrade?

Someone hold John Mica back. The Florida Republican representative and former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is still knee-deep in transportation issues on The Hill, but none wind him up as much as Amtrak. And Mica can be ...

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Obama signs $105 billion highway bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on July 6 signed into law a combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new two-year $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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A Highway of Uncertainty

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 06, 2011

Surface transportation may come to a halt if another extension isn’t granted, but when it’s finally reauthorized it’s uncertain what it will entail. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Waiting for the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill is like waiting for ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Another Beltway Miracle! By Kirk Landers  kirk.landers@att.net Just when it seemed only a miracle of Biblical proportions could deliver onto the United States a federal transportation program, just when it seemed that our dithering body politic meets only to have big arguments over ...

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RoadWorks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 01, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Easy as 1-2-3 A new report claims, not surprisingly, that the disrepair of our highway infrastructure is a result of insufficient maintenance, and this deficit “is in part due to a prioritization of ...

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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 - 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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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

RoadWorks

Uh Oh By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The Great Recession has caused the steepest decline in state tax receipts on record. State tax coffers (even adjusting for inflation) are now 12 percent below pre-recession levels (as of third ...

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Think Big

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

Think Big

FHWA head sees a year of thinking big, dreaming big and change.  By John Latta The lights are off in Victor Mendez’s office. He likes it that way. It is a blustery, freezing but clear day shortly before Christmas in D.C. and ...

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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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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Kirk Landers

Is this what hope looks like? By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus   Media reports in November speculated that John Mica , the incoming chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will oppose any increase in the federal highway program, opting instead for ...

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