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Seat backs and tray tables upright

John Latta - Feb 13, 2012

After a really bad flight we are ready for a really bad landing. Both the House and Senate are closing in this week on final votes on their versions of a replacement for SAFETEA-LU, the too-tough-to-die surface transportation bill. We need ...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, a (draft) reauthorization

John Latta - Jan 31, 2012

Really? We have waited and waited and waited (eight times) for a new surface transportation bill - quick, who won the Super Bowl the last year of SAFETEA-LU) -- with details (there was of course a strong bill bill from Democrat ...

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Back to where we were?

John Latta - Jan 26, 2012

Have we come as far as we are going to come for a while with reauthorization? Was the recent promise of some sort of bipartisan breakthrough just that?As House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John Mica prepares to unveil what ...

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A Closer Look at the Mica Proposal

John Latta - Jul 08, 2011

It's a start. Give the Chairman credit for getting us beyond hot air and into a document. Reading through John Mica’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s reauthorization proposal and there’s no way to avoid the obvious reaction: this is not a ...

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Federal legislation for state road repair standards?

John Latta - Jun 20, 2011

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today has introduced legislation he hopes will become the Preservation and Renewal of Federal-Aid Highways Act. It would, he says: Require the Secretary of Transportation to establish ...

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The good news: Transportation stimulus projects reach 10K; The bad news: We’re still without a highway bill and guaranteed funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2009

The Department of Transportation has jumpstarted more than 10,000 transportation projects across the United States with stimulus dollars, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today. As of the announcements, state agencies reported a total of 10,041 ...

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U.S. DOT, FCC launch effort to end distracted driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 04, 2009

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today that they are launching a joint effort to evaluate technologies that may help curb the dangerous epidemic of distracted driving. The DOT-FCC partnership will also include ...

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LaHood Kicks Off Program to Get More Women Working in Transportation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2009

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is working to get women on the move — literally. In what seems to be a predominantly male-dominated industry, there is now a national push to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, engineering, and ...

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