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White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

The White House said on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports” the $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that the Senate is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The announcement follows a ...

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Pennsylvania’s $2 billion proposed transportation bill remains out of state budget

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

Pennsylvania’s $2 billion proposed transportation bill remains out of state budget

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law on Sunday the state’s $28.4 billion budget bill, while the state’s transportation bill continued to lack support from both the House and Senate, CBS Philly and the Associated Press reported. The budget plan, which ...

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Majority of Americans want tax dollars used for public transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 04, 2013

Majority of Americans want tax dollars used for public transportation

Americans want to see increased funding for public transportation, according to survey data released this month from the American Public Transportation Association and the Mineta Transportation Institute. The results showed that 73.6 percent of respondents strongly supported use of taxes “for ...

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Fifty cents on the dollar for Illinois roads

John Latta - May 16, 2013

Fifty cents on the dollar for Illinois roads

At a time when funding for roads and bridges--what there is of it--is squeezed to the maximum (a situation that isn’t likely to change any time soon) comes an unsettling new report. Check out this lead paragraph from a story the ...

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A Small Bill

John Latta - Jul 06, 2011

It's the sort of story you don't want to read because it will confirm the bad news you feared. Yet here it is in the Washington Post. Soon, maybe tomorrow, a bill to replace SAFETEA-LU will emerge from the House Transportation ...

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