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White House releases transportation infrastructure 'plan'

John Latta - Feb 20, 2013

White House releases transportation infrastructure 'plan'

The White House has released a statement called "The President's Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Infrastructure."  The plan repeats the president's State of the Union "fix it first" idea, claiming that, "Repair and maintenance ...

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'U.S. needs long-term transportation investment, not short-term stimulus'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2011

Political dysfunction and intractable views on government spending of any kind are two major obstacles on Capitol Hill impeding passage of a long-term, robust federal highway and transit reauthorization bill, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President Pete Ruane ...

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One II One

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

One II One

A NEW SERIES: ONE II ONE WITH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS Ray LaHood Talks to Editor In Chief John Latta America’s 16th Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was a congressional staffer for 17 years and a member of ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2011

RoadWorks

Half Time Moves to Slash Project Delivery Time By John Latta, Tina Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Could the Stimulus continue to bring the highway industry benefits long after its funding pool has run dry? “One thing I believe we’ve learned from the Recovery Act ...

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Mendez, Mica: 'We'll have a surface transportation bill by August recess'

John Latta - Feb 08, 2011

by John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief ORLANDO--1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) head Victor Mendez had at least positive notions today at the 1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference that is loaded with intense technical presentations. One: Mendez and ...

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SAFETEA-LU Extended Again. Again.

John Latta - Dec 10, 2010

I suppose the best that can be said of it is that they didn't go playing brinkmanship games. The House just went ahead and approved a $1.2 trillion continuing resolution to keep federal agencies (including Federal highway programs) funded and thus ...

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LaHood helps break ground on Milton-Madison bridge replacement project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 09, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Congressman Baron Hill, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and other state and local officials in breaking ground late last month on the Milton-Madison bridge replacement project, which received ...

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Rep. Dent: Why stimulus funds for cement importation terminal?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 13, 2010

During an Oct. 13 press conference at the Keystone Cement Company in East Allen Township, Pa., U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.-15) questioned the use of federal government financing to support the construction of a cement importation terminal in Staten Island, ...

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Congestion fighting then; and now.

John Latta - Oct 11, 2010

You knew these stories were coming. There have surely been others already that I have missed. They address the question: what do we do now, now that there isn't enough money for those grand congestion fighting highway expansion plans we ...

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Vermont gets $50 million for high-speed rail

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2010

Vermont has received $50 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars to begin construction to improve 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon on Amtrak’s Vermonter line. The improvements will result in increased speeds, reduced travel time ...

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Upon further review --- a Stimulus update

John Latta - Sep 29, 2010

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a new report on the Recovery Act, arguing with numbers and project stories that the Stimulus is working and working well. According to AASHTO executive director John Horsley ,"These ...

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California allocates to $897 million for transportation projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 07, 2010

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $897 million to 170 transportation projects statewide, including $157 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006, and $49 million from President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ...

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