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‘MAP’ing out the future of highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2012

‘MAP’ing out the future of highway funding

Now that the much-anticipated new highway bill has been passed, Congress and the transportation construction and equipment industries should be resting easier with guaranteed funding through the end of September 2014. The $105 billion, 27-month legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in ...

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House passes 90-day transportation extension, motion for conference could come today

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 25, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a 90-day extension of the surface transportation program (from June 30 to Sept. 30) at current funding levels by a vote of 293 to127 on April 18, setting the table for a conference with ...

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Senate passes short-term extension of highway bill to prevent shutdown

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2012

Just days before the latest extension of the current highway bill – Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) – was set to expire on March 31, the Senate approved a 90-day extension of the ...

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Senate approves transportation extension: FAA and Highway Extensions Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 15, 2011

The United States Senate on Sept. 15 passed legislation to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for four and six months, respectively. The measure passed with a 92-6 vote. H.R. 2887, the FAA and ...

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AED Chairman to Congress: Give Us A Highway Bill Now

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 25, 2011

A new multiyear highway bill must be a top legislative priority Associated Equipment Distributors' (AED) 2011 Chairman Dennis Kruepke told a crowd gathered for the Rally for Roads today on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol ...

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‘Rally for the Roads’ on May 25 in D.C. will tout need for adequate highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2011

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its allied trade associations will sponsor a “Rally for Roads” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT, to bring attention to the critical need ...

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House approves 7-month extension of SAFETEA-LU

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 03, 2011

The House of Representatives voted 421-4 on March 2 to extend until Sept. 30 federal highway and transit programs that are slated to expire on March 4. The bill — the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, or H.R. 662 — ...

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Obama’s 2012 budget proposes $556 billion for transportation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 15, 2011

President Obama on Feb. 14 submitted his budget for FY 2012, which includes the Administration’s plans for transportation reauthorization. In the budget, the president proposes a $556 billion six-year proposal to improve the country’s highways, transit, and rail infrastructure and to ...

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Obama reveals $50 billion infrastructure proposal

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2010

In a “Labor Fest” speech in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama revealed plans to spend at least $50 billion throughout the next six years to rebuild 150,000 miles of roads, lay and maintain 4,000 miles of railways, and to restore 150 ...

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House passes second spending bill for fiscal 2011

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 02, 2010

The House of Representatives passed the second fiscal 2011spending bill on July 29, mostly along party lines, according to a National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Washington Watch & eDigest report. With a vote of 251-167, legislators ...

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Knife River CEO: ‘A need for real jobs meeting real needs’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 29, 2010

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Chairman Bill Schneider, president and CEO of Knife River Corp., testified July 27 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the status of the stimulus and impacts on the aggregates industry. Schneider ...

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Senate votes to move ahead with ‘jobs bill’; final vote March 17

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 16, 2010

The U.S. Senate voted 61 to 30 on March 15 to end debate on the amended version of the “jobs bill” H.R. 2847 and proceed to a final vote on the measure Wednesday, March 17at 9:30 a.m. EDT, according to ...

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