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Obama’s transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 19, 2014

Obama’s transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands

Last month, President Barack Obama proposed a $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill. Since then, Transportation Secretary Foxx has examined how the proposal would affect one sector of transportation, pointing out that the proposal includes $2.5 billion for transit expansions. Now, a ...

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TCC’s ‘Hardhats for Highways’ campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 13, 2014

TCC’s ‘Hardhats for Highways’ campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

A group of associations and labor unions is working to alert Congress to the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the main source of highway infrastructure funding, which could run out as early as August. The Transportation Construction ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx expects next few months to be ‘rough’ for funding talks

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 11, 2014

Transportation Secretary Foxx expects next few months to be ‘rough’ for funding talks

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Monday that he expects the next few months of transportation infrastructure funding talks to be “rough,” The Hill reports. President Barack Obama last month introduced a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill, and, according to ...

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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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Rhode Island transportation bill would raise $1 billion for highways, ban bridge tolls

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 12, 2014

Rhode Island transportation bill would raise $1 billion for highways, ban bridge tolls

A proposed bill to raise transportation for Rhode Island’s highways and infrastructure would also ban tolls on some bridges. The proposed legislation would raise more than $1 billion over the next 10 years, with those funds going to state transportation, WLNE ...

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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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President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 29, 2014

President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, which offered a chance for the president to present potential solutions for transportation and infrastructure funding. However, our sister site Overdrive points out that the president only briefly mentioned transportation ...

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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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Congress passes omnibus bill, includes $71.3 billion for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 17, 2014

Congress passes omnibus bill, includes $71.3 billion for transportation

The $1 trillion government spending bill for 2014 cleared Congress yesterday, providing a total of $71.3 billion for transportation spending. The bill passed in the Senate yesterday with a 72-26 vote, Politico reports. The House approved the bill earlier this week ...

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DOT Chief Foxx discusses plan to battle ‘infrastructure deficit’

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx discusses plan to battle ‘infrastructure deficit’

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday shared the DOT’s plan for battling the “infrastructure deficit” at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., our sister site Commercial Carrier Journal reports. At the meeting, Foxx noted that recent transportation ...

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Rep. Shuster wants transportation bill to hit House floor by August

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 15, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants transportation bill to hit House floor by August

House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during the committee’s surface transportation hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation funding bill to go to the House floor by August, The Hill reports. The current transportation bill expires ...

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Nevada Board of Transportation approves $100 million in bonds for I-15 expansion project

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 14, 2014

Nevada Board of Transportation approves $100 million in bonds for I-15 expansion project

A project that will widen Interstate 15 in Las Vegas is one step closer to becoming a reality. The Nevada Board of Transportation on Monday approved the sale of $100 million in revenue bonds to buy right-of-way for the $1 billion ...

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