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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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Moving Forward in Transportation Advocacy

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 07, 2014

Moving Forward in Transportation Advocacy

  Learning from others. It’s not a new concept, but it’s one we often forget about. This means not only learning from others’ success but also from their mistakes. This idea can and should be applied to advocating for a new transportation ...

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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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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of ...

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Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

During last week’s hearing on MAP-21, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said she hopes the committee will have a new transportation authorization bill by April, according to AASHTO Journal. Boxer said having the bill before her committee ...

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House Transportation Committee to begin work on new transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 03, 2014

House Transportation Committee to begin work on new transportation bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is set to begin work on a new transportation bill this month. The current transportation bill will expire in September. The committee will hold a hearing to start work on the bill on Jan. 14, Politico ...

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Virginia governor signs transportation bill into effect

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2013

Virginia governor signs transportation bill into effect

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Monday signed the state’s transportation bill into effect, CBS DC reported. The Road to the Future bill will enable sweeping, long-term funding for Virginia highway repairs and maintenance. It will replace the state’s 17.5 cent per gallon ...

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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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The Hill: Obama to sign highway bill Friday

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on Friday will sign the combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event, according to a July 3 report by Keith Laing in The Hill. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new ...

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Schuster: Obama will sign transportation bill by Fall

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 15, 2012

Congress member Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, & Hazardous Materials, predicts President Barack Obama will sign a transportation bill — with a provision to build the Keystone Pipeline included — in ...

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