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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 The existing method, the gas tax, is obsolete.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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CBO: Highway Trust Fund would shortfall under Obama's proposed budget

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 21, 2014

CBO: Highway Trust Fund would shortfall under Obama's proposed budget

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) would run out of money under President Barack Obama’s proposed $302 billion, four-year highway budget, according to data released from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In addition to allocating funds to various transportation sectors, the bill ...

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Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that if lawmakers don’t fix the nation’s transportation system that is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” 700,000 people could lose their jobs, The Christian Post reports. Foxx’s warning came during the national convention of ...

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Obama's transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 19, 2014

Obama's transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands

Last month, President Barack Obama proposed a $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill. Since then, Transportation Secretary Foxx has examined how the proposal would affect one sector of transportation, pointing out that the proposal includes $2.5 billion for transit expansions. Now, a ...

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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of ...

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