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How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 14, 2014

How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

The current surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) expires on September 30, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is almost bankrupt. To help garner support for ensuring the HTF does not become insolvent, the Association ...

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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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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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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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NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 08, 2013

NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) President Mike Acott released a statement yesterday regarding the House and Senate failing to pass any transportation funding bills last week. Acott stated: “The leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and ...

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Transportation Infrastructure Funding: Efficiency is necessary but not sufficient

John Latta - Jul 26, 2013

Transportation Infrastructure Funding: Efficiency is necessary but not sufficient

It’s a case of on the one hand/on the other hand. New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is saying that his department is “working to improve the efficiency and performance of our existing transportation system” and is “doing so in an ...

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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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Shuster: U.S. has ‘significant long-term infrastructure needs that must be addressed and responsibly paid’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 21, 2013

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released statement on Wednesday following the release of additional details on President Obama’s infrastructure plan. In his statement, Shuster pointed out that he is “encouraged” by the need to reduce “red tape ...

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Pavement Preservation Coded in MAP-21

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2013

Pavement Preservation Coded in MAP-21

    For the first time, pavement preservation is part of national surface transportation reauthorization legislation, which now explicitly supports preservation and asset management. Pavement preservation techniques are promoted as cost-effective and environmentally sustainable strategies designed to extend the life of existing pavements ...

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MAP-21 and Transportation’s Fiscal Cliff: What does it all mean?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 15, 2012

MAP-21 and Transportation’s Fiscal Cliff: What does it all mean?

The nation's economy is on a "fiscal cliff." But how does this affect the U.S. infrastructure system, namely the new highway bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21 for short? Jack Schenendorf, a transportation policy veteran who ...

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