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VIDEO: Foxx: ‘We should do more than just stabilize the Highway Trust Fund’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 27, 2014

VIDEO: Foxx: ‘We should do more than just stabilize the Highway Trust Fund’

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday said it is not enough to try to only stabilize the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Speaking at the 2014 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Washington Briefing, Foxx urged attendees to tell ...

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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of ...

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NACo report finds county transportation project funding ‘increasingly inadequate’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

NACo report finds county transportation project funding ‘increasingly inadequate’

A report released Monday by the National Association of Counties (NACo) finds that “federal and state funding for county transportation projects is increasingly inadequate.” The report, “The Road Ahead: County Transportation Funding and Financing,” which focuses on county-owned roads and bridges, ...

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Sen. Boxer, Rep. Shuster, Transportation Secretary Foxx to talk Highway Trust Fund at AASHTO Briefing

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 20, 2014

Sen. Boxer, Rep. Shuster, Transportation Secretary Foxx to talk Highway Trust Fund at AASHTO Briefing

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are slated to speak at an event next week hosted by the American Association of State ...

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Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

During last week’s hearing on MAP-21, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said she hopes the committee will have a new transportation authorization bill by April, according to AASHTO Journal. Boxer said having the bill before her committee ...

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Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Several transportation leaders offered testimony about highway funding on Wednesday morning at a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing on MAP-21. The hearing, entitled “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure,” kicked ...

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Shuster urges transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on funding needs

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 27, 2014

Shuster urges transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on funding needs

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is urging transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on what the industry needs in a new surface transportation funding bill. At the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s annual conference on Friday, Shuster, who is the chairman of the House ...

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Congress passes omnibus bill, includes $71.3 billion for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 17, 2014

Congress passes omnibus bill, includes $71.3 billion for transportation

The $1 trillion government spending bill for 2014 cleared Congress yesterday, providing a total of $71.3 billion for transportation spending. The bill passed in the Senate yesterday with a 72-26 vote, Politico reports. The House approved the bill earlier this week ...

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More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 21, 2013

More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Despite that the nation’s transportation funding system is in great peril as the expiration of the current surface transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is set to expire on September 30, 2014, many state ...

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LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon. LaHood said this week that Congress should increase the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, to 28.4 cents per ...

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Government shutdown slows transportation construction projects

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 08, 2013

Government shutdown slows transportation construction projects

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane met with Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) during a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday to discuss how the federal government shutdown is impacting ...

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The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2013

The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as ...

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