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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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America’s supertrains are running late

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

America’s supertrains are running late

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga high speed rail unit? Or maybe we’re riding on the bullet train they call the City of New Orleans? We have our old trains. But will new high speed trains on high speed tracks ...

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Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 20, 2013

Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure projects

President Obama on Friday signed a Presidential Memorandum intended to decrease review and approval times for major infrastructure projects, according to WhiteHouse.gov. The memorandum, “Modernizing Federal Infrastructure Review and Permitting Regulations, Policies, and Procedures,” follows a March 22 Executive Order that ...

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Senate committee on transportation to move quickly on Foxx nomination, Rockefeller says

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2013

Senate committee on transportation to move quickly on Foxx nomination, Rockefeller says

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) said Monday that his panel would move quickly to hold a confirmation hearing on President Obama's nomination of Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation, The Hill reported. Though Rockefeller ...

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Obama nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2013

Obama nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

  President Obama nominated Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor as his new Secretary of Transportation on Monday, outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood confirmed on his blog today. LaHood writes, “Mayor Anthony is the right man for the job” and cites projects in ...

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Obama expected to nominate Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2013

Obama expected to nominate Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

  President Obama is expected to nominate Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, as his new transportation secretary today, USA Today reported. If the Senate approves, Foxx will replace Ray LaHood. Foxx has led several transit infrastructure efforts in his city, including ...

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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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Obama’s FY2014 transportation budget: B+, maybe

John Latta - Apr 11, 2013

Obama’s FY2014 transportation budget: B+, maybe

Just what does transportation infrastructure get out of the President’s FY2014 budget? To be sort of ho hum about it, it’s what I think we expected; it’s okay but it doesn’t change much and it doesn’t knock your socks off. It could ...

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Obama’s 2014 budget provides $50 billion increase in infrastructure spending

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2013

Obama’s 2014 budget provides $50 billion increase in infrastructure spending

President Barack Obama on April 10 presented Congress with a $3.8 trillion budget plan for the 2014 fiscal year, which includes $50 billion for infrastructure spending, according to the Associated Press. The $50 billion is intended for infrastructure investments and includes ...

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Obama proposes $21 billion infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 01, 2013

Obama proposes $21 billion infrastructure bill

On Friday, President Obama requested lawmakers approve a $21 billion package to improve the United States’ infrastructure, The Hill reported. The proposed package consists of $10 billion for an infrastructure bank, $4 billion for an investment program and $7 billion for ...

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GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

Contributed - Nov 12, 2012

GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney gave relative lip service to the subject of rebuilding America’s faltering infrastructure. Rather than positioning infrastructure as an integral part of the nation’s fabric, both treated construction funding ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

RoadWorks

Mapping MAP-21’s Reforms   By John Latta   MAP-21, our brand-new surface transportation legislation, includes several significant changes to the review and approval process for transportation projects, all of which have the potential to change, and hopefully benefit the way agencies and contractors work. ...

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