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Back to where we were?

John Latta - Jan 26, 2012

Have we come as far as we are going to come for a while with reauthorization? Was the recent promise of some sort of bipartisan breakthrough just that?As House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John Mica prepares to unveil what ...

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North Texas Tollway Authority breaks ground on Chisholm Trail Parkway

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 22, 2011

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) held two groundbreaking events in Johnson and Tarrant counties on Dec. 20 to commemorate the start of construction on the entire Chisholm Trail Parkway, a project more than 40 years in the making. ...

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Is reauthorization liftoff closer now?

John Latta - Nov 07, 2011

Bipartisanship. It has been said for a long time that transportation is the most bipartisan of issues on the Hill. Maybe it still is. So now the Democratic-lead Senate and the Republican-lead  House agree on funding levels for a new surface ...

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FHWA revises calculation method for vehicle miles travelled

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has updated the way it calculates annual vehicle miles travelled (VMT) to ensure what the agency says "more accurately captures key transportation data." VMT refers to the number of miles vehicles travel over ...

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Georgia DOT taps Chief Engineer Gerald Ross to lead P3 program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 02, 2011

Georgia Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Gerald Ross was chosen by Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr., to also serve as the Department’s top official for development and implementation of public-private partnerships (P3) for transportation improvements. Ross will add ...

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Tower to Air Congress: Land that thing!

John Latta - Aug 31, 2011

Okay so the President today calls on Congress to extend the surface transportation authorization before the current extension runs out September 30th. He is supported by nearly all the major stakeholders. Even Republican House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John ...

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Congress, send me that bill!

John Latta - Aug 12, 2011

I keep wondering if there is a tipping point for our transportation infrastructure, a point where the entire game changes. Somewhat in the way a breached levee in New Orleans changed the work being done to defend the city against ...

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Dueling Proposals

John Latta - Jul 11, 2011

Okay folks if you look out the left side of the aircraft you can see crumbling infrastructure and if you look out the right side you can see a crumbling economy. Now let’s try and land this thing. House Republicans are ...

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Job Loses (count ‘em) Under Mica Bill — Dems

John Latta - Jul 08, 2011

Democrats say the Mica surface transportation proposal would cost every states jobs over it's six year span. The total: 490,627 jobs. Here's their state by state count: Check out the table that outlines each state's job loss according to the Democrats.

A Closer Look at the Mica Proposal

John Latta - Jul 08, 2011

It's a start. Give the Chairman credit for getting us beyond hot air and into a document. Reading through John Mica’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s reauthorization proposal and there’s no way to avoid the obvious reaction: this is not a ...

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Reauthorization Proposal Overview

John Latta - Jul 07, 2011

Here's a summary of the reauthorization proposal from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as it affects road and bridge industries. *Funding: Provides $230 billion over six years from the Highway Trust Fund – consistent with the amount of revenue deposited ...

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Mica's "back-of-the-envelope" bill is here

John Latta - Jul 07, 2011

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John Mica has just ended a two-hour webcast introduction of the $230B, six-year bill that he wants to replace SAFETEA-LU. Now I have to go through the bill itself to find the details. His core ...

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