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ARTBA to host transportation advocate workshop

Amanda Bayhi - May 26, 2014

ARTBA to host transportation advocate workshop

Transportation advocates will have the chance this summer to learn about how funding increases in several states were achieved. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host the “National Workshop for State and Local Transportation Advocates” on July 16 ...

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Pew charts display need for transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Pew charts display need for transportation investment

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it increasingly more as September draws closer: The highways and infrastructure in the U.S. need greater investment. The current highway bill, MAP-21, will expire in September, and Congress is working to pass a new ...

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VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest 'Reality Check' update

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest 'Reality Check' update

In it’s latest “Reality Check” video, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) looks at why Ohio roads are in better condition than those in Michigan. The agency began the “Reality Check” video series in March, when it launched the first two ...

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“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 07, 2013

“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Building America’s Future (BAF) on Tuesday announced that the “I’m Stuck” app it developed has reached nearly 10,000 downloads and has sent more than 1,000 messages to lawmakers urging them to invest in transportation. Marcia Hale, president of BAF, said in ...

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Yo Congress: Transportation infrastructure is a job-creating investment

John Latta - Jul 31, 2013

Yo Congress: Transportation infrastructure is a job-creating investment

There is an argument about transportation infrastructure that is not made enough--not anywhere near enough. It boosts economic choices and economic growth: two major flag waving issues for almost everyone in public life, especially the conservatives. But why do we see so ...

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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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'Consolidate duplicative federal programs': Duncan at reauthorization hearing

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2011

The Highways and Transit Subcommittee began a two-day hearing on March 29 on a pending surface transportation reauthorization and is seeking suggestions from the transportation community on how to streamline and consolidate programs, cut red tape to speed up the ...

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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Kirk Landers

Meet the New Hypocrisy. Same as the Old Hypocrisy. By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus When the 112th Congress convened in January, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives made a great show of reading the U.S. Constitution aloud, word for word, ...

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Transportation leaders laud 15-cent gas hike proposal

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2010

Leaders from a coalition of transportation interests are lauding a draft proposal released by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. “We applaud the draft proposal released today by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chairs to ...

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