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Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) this week, taking the opportunity to push for infrastructure investment, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced in a press release. The TIS is a $1.8 billion series of highway improvements in ...

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How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 14, 2014

How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

The current surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) expires on September 30, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is almost bankrupt. To help garner support for ensuring the HTF does not become insolvent, the Association ...

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PHOTOS: LIUNA launches campaign to urge Congress to pass long-term highway bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

PHOTOS: LIUNA launches campaign to urge Congress to pass long-term highway bill

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on Monday unveiled its new creative media campaign, which is created to urge Congress to pass a long-term, full-investment highway bill. The union unveiled the campaign at an Infrastructure Week briefing at the ...

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Senate EPW releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

Senate EPW releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, the six-year bill would reauthorize surface transportation projects through fiscal year 2020 and is indexed for ...

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Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; David Vitter (R-La.), EPW ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee; and John Barrasso (R-Wy.), T&I ranking member on Thursday ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

The new highway bill is heating up as the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to review the GROW AMERICA Act and the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee plans to unveil its portion of the bill next week. The Commerce Committee ...

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5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2014

5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in September, and lawmakers are scrambling to reauthorize funding before that deadline. However, a larger problem is expected to arise up to two months before MAP-21’s expiration: the Highway Trust Fund ...

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Educate Yourself! ...And Your Elected Officials

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 28, 2014

Educate Yourself! ...And Your Elected Officials

Sunday marks six months until MAP-21, our current surface transportation bill, expires. If it wasn’t time to get things moving before, now it certainly is. There are plenty of things to consider when talking about the new bill. Probably the biggest topic ...

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Shuster responds to State of the Union: ‘We are still waiting for action’

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 30, 2014

Shuster responds to State of the Union: ‘We are still waiting for action’

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said Wednesday that President Obama failed to press critical transportation issues in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. Shuster said that, although the president has previously discussed the importance of ...

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Shuster urges transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on funding needs

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 27, 2014

Shuster urges transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on funding needs

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is urging transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on what the industry needs in a new surface transportation funding bill. At the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s annual conference on Friday, Shuster, who is the chairman of the House ...

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Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

It’s time to get creative. With less than a year until our latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on Sept. 30, 2014, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) once again faces insolvency. It’s ...

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The Sandlot System

John Latta - Sep 08, 2013

The Sandlot System

I wonder if we are on the verge of a sea change in the way our transportation system is built and cared for. One of the reasons I have put reauthorization front and center of much of our focus is because ...

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