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How much capacity is too much?

Kirk Landers - Oct 09, 2014

How much capacity is too much?

Last summer, I was shocked to receive an email blast from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) urging the state to quit spending on highway expansion projects and invest that money instead in public transportation. The rationale for this campaign ...

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White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

The White House threatened on Monday to veto a $44.1 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the House is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The THUD bill calls for ...

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Obama discusses gas mileage standards in climate change speech

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2013

Obama discusses gas mileage standards in climate change speech

President Obama discussed higher standards for automobile gas mileage yesterday in his climate change policy speech, which took place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., according to a report from The Hill. Obama said the climate proposal he unveiled is based ...

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No budget until April??

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2013

No budget until April??

So our president is delaying the budget once again. According to a March 8 report from The Hill which cites Congressional sources, the Obama Administration won’t be releasing its 2014 budget until April 8 — more than two months late. By law, ...

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U.S. DOT to expedite 3 highway projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 13, 2011

The Obama Administration Oct. 11 announced 14 infrastructure projects across the country that will be expedited through permitting and environmental review processes, to improve the efficiency of federal reviews needed to help job-creating projects move quickly ...

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Associated Builders and Contractors: Don't inject politics into the federal government contracting process

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 16, 2011

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has criticized the Obama Administration about a draft Executive Order that would inject politics into the federal government contracting process. The Executive Order would force all companies bidding for federal contracts to disclose their political spending, ...

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Rep. Dent: Why stimulus funds for cement importation terminal?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 13, 2010

During an Oct. 13 press conference at the Keystone Cement Company in East Allen Township, Pa., U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.-15) questioned the use of federal government financing to support the construction of a cement importation terminal in Staten Island, ...

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LaHood lauds Senate for transit safety bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 30, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday commended the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for reporting out the Obama Administration’s transit safety bill, the first transit-specific safety bill ever sent to Congress by any administration, by a unanimous vote.  The bill ...

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Kirk Landers: Common sense 2009

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

Kirk Landers: Common sense 2009

The Obama administration is putting some contractors who work with the federal government on notice with two proposed changes in acquisition rules that address pass-through costs and award fees. In the first case, which would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), ...

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Financial District: Rewriting Rules for Contractors

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

Financial District:  Rewriting Rules for Contractors

The Obama administration is putting some contractors who work with the federal government on notice with two proposed changes in acquisition rules that address pass-through costs and award fees. In the first case, which would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), ...

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