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President Obama calls America's transportation infrastructure 'embarrassing'

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

(Photo: World Tribune)

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Obama names new highway safety chief

Brian Ethridge - Nov 21, 2014

Obama names new highway safety chief

President Obama has chosen National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Mark Rosekind to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA). If confirmed by the Senate, Rosekind will be the highway safety agency’s first full time chief in nearly a year. He has been ...

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Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

Kevin Jones - Nov 19, 2014

Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

  The Republicans delivered quite a trouncing in the recent mid-term elections, and conventional wisdom says a Republican Senate, to go along with a Republican House, is probably good for trucking. On the regulatory front, certainly. As for the chances of a ...

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Report: Democratic areas awarded more TIGER grants

Brian Ethridge - Oct 31, 2014

Report: Democratic areas awarded more TIGER grants

The Obama administration awarded the largest share of $600 million in TIGER grants to projects in Democratic areas even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, according to a report by the Associated Press. Democratic areas received 48percent of ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Here’s a look at the Highway Trust Fund that is notoriously in danger of going in the red. For now, there’s a short-term fix to keep it afloat.   By Brian Ethridge   It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a ...

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Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

Contributed - Aug 21, 2014

Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

It’s time to take a much closer look at tolling on a national level to fund our transportation infrastructure, but we will require leadership at a whole new level. The existing method, the gas tax, is obsolete. I won’t waste ...

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Obama signs into law first water bill in 7 years

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2014

Obama signs into law first water bill in 7 years

President Barack Obama signed the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law on Tuesday, marking the first water projects reauthorization in seven years, Politico reports. The House and Senate both passed the bill last month. The legislation cuts ...

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VIDEO: Obama criticizes House GOP bill for major cuts to job-creating program

Amanda Bayhi - May 19, 2014

VIDEO: Obama criticizes House GOP bill for major cuts to job-creating program

President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the House Republicans’ proposed budget would slash a job-creating program by 80 percent. The comment came during Obama’s weekly address at the White House, where he reiterated Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s warning that if ...

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Obama taps Victor Mendez for deputy transportation secretary, Peter Rogoff for under secretary for policy

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama taps Victor Mendez for deputy transportation secretary, Peter Rogoff for under secretary for policy

The White House on Wednesday announced who President Barack Obama intends to nominate for the open deputy transportation secretary and under secretary for policy positions. Obama has tapped Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez as deputy secretary for transportation. Mendez has been ...

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Pew charts display need for transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Pew charts display need for transportation investment

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it increasingly more as September draws closer: The highways and infrastructure in the U.S. need greater investment. The current highway bill, MAP-21, will expire in September, and Congress is working to pass a new ...

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DOT Chief Foxx sends highway bill to Congress; bill reflects President Obama's 4-year, $302 billion reauthorization proposal

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx sends highway bill to Congress; bill reflects President Obama's 4-year, $302 billion reauthorization proposal

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced on Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending a long-term transportation bill to Congress. Related: Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs The bill, dubbed the GROW AMERICA Act, is based on ...

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Obama to present Congress with proposed transportation reauthorization bill

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 23, 2014

Obama to present Congress with proposed transportation reauthorization bill

President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on the DOT’s Fast Lane blog that the president plans to send a draft of the legislation to lawmakers, ...

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