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Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year $8.6 billion construction program that aims to improve highways, infrastructure and public transportation throughout the state. “A booming economy requires a 21st century infrastructure,” Quinn said. “Our infrastructure plan will create thousands ...

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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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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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Boxer outlines Senate priorities for long-term surface transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2014

Boxer outlines Senate priorities for long-term surface transportation bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday that she and three other top transportation senators have “reached an agreement in principle on a transportation bill.” During a press conference, Boxer, who is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, -- along ...

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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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Boxer on Highway Trust Fund: “We are running out of time for action”

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 28, 2014

Boxer on Highway Trust Fund: “We are running out of time for action”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, said Thursday that Congress is “running out of time” to stop the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) from going bankrupt, The Hill reports. The HTF, the main source ...

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LaHood: Congress will extend MAP-21 when current bill expires

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

LaHood: Congress will extend MAP-21 when current bill expires

Highway advocates -- including the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and more -- have been urging Congress to come up with a solution before the Highway Trust Fund, the ...

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The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 03, 2012

The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension. Now we have a cast instead of just a Band-Aid to fix the lack of funding. We were ...

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TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2012

TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Congress will begin reconciling Senate and House highway reauthorization bills next week that contain significantly increased funding for a loan program that’s criticized as providing credit for too many public-private toll projects. On May 8, conferees from both chambers will have ...

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