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LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

Expect a major announcement on transportation infrastructure from President Obama. That's the word from outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "Once we get past immigration, guns, the sequester, I think the President is going to be big and bold on transportation infrastructure. ...

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Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) believes September 2014 reauthorization has much the same bipartisan support that surfaced for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), and a bill could be ready for the President ...

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MAP-21’s reform timetable: Can it be maintained?

John Latta - May 30, 2013

MAP-21’s reform timetable: Can it be maintained?

Ah, yes, the reforms of MAP-21. Like a breath of fresh air they were. Changes that would accelerate woefully slow project delivery times were finally coming, changes worth waiting for. With MAP-21, our current two-year surface transportation legislation, came lowered expectations from ...

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U.S. DOT to collect public input on upcoming Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

U.S. DOT to collect public input on upcoming Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold its Public Input Session for its upcoming Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (CTSW) on May 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the U.S. DOT Headquarters. It is ...

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Where Interstate 20 crosses Interstate Bob

John Latta - May 15, 2013

Where Interstate 20 crosses Interstate Bob

Are we approaching an intersection, where Public Street and Private Road meet? And if we are, is that intersection a confusing place in need of significant upgrading if it is to benefit the traveling public? Yep. Public-private partnerships created to profitably build ...

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Let’s start ramping up reauthorization pressure

John Latta - May 02, 2013

Let’s start ramping up reauthorization pressure

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has, helpfully, stated the obvious. The CBO is essentially confirming for us that when reauthorization rolls about next September, MAP-21’s replacement, facing a nearly bankrupt Highway Trust Fund, will either have to dive into the General ...

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Twenty-two wheels and fourteen roses

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2013

Twenty-two wheels and fourteen roses

The debate on whether to allow (or permit states to allow) heavier semis on our roads is wandering around in Congress. (I would say “eighteen wheelers” but some of them would be “twenty-two wheelers” thanks to an extra axle and ...

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Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

John Latta - Apr 18, 2013

Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

Motorist fees and gas taxes are sources for transportation funding in two state budgets. Pennsylvania and Washington State are trying to pay for essential projects and in doing so – along with a number of other states – may be showing ...

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Obama’s budget leaves out funding for transportation projects, Shuster says

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2013

Obama’s budget leaves out funding for transportation projects, Shuster says

On Wednesday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Representative Bill Shuster said President Obama did not include a way to pay for the transportation projects in his proposed budget, The Hill reported. The proposed budget calls for $50 billion in infrastructure spending, ...

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Transportation funding talks remain stagnant

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2013

Transportation funding talks remain stagnant

The debate over transportation funding continues as MAP-21’s expiration date—September 2014—inches closer and closer. Congressional discussions about how to increase funding are seemingly going nowhere, Politico reported. While transportation funding, particularly the Highway Trust Fund, continues to decrease, ideas about an increase ...

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Hey Congressman, watch this ARTBA video

John Latta - Mar 12, 2013

Hey Congressman, watch this ARTBA video

The American Roads and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has released a new video. The message is old. That's kind of the point. The message has been the same for years now. Fix the Highway Trust Fund. So the message is ...

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Highway Trust Fund $365.5 billion in debt by 2036 – AED report

John Latta - Feb 22, 2013

Highway Trust Fund $365.5 billion in debt by 2036 – AED report

Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall will be in the coming decades. The report, conducted for the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) by William and Mary University's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, forecasts that over the next 23 years the Highway Trust ...

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