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LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

Expect a major announcement on transportation infrastructure from President Obama. That's the word from outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "Once we get past immigration, guns, the sequester, I think the President is going to be big and bold on transportation infrastructure. ...

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America’s supertrains are running late

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

America’s supertrains are running late

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga high speed rail unit? Or maybe we’re riding on the bullet train they call the City of New Orleans? We have our old trains. But will new high speed trains on high speed tracks ...

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LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the immediate availability of $1 million federal emergency funds for Washington State to use toward the repair of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last night. “We are doing everything ...

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LaHood: 'I will not serve a second term'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has told President Obama that he will not serve a second term in his position. This announcement comes exactly one week after saying he would stay. LaHood was the only Republican left in the ...

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Nevada DOT, FHWA show innovative bridge replacement methods

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 11, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez on Jan. 10 joined officials from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) as they put a new bridge in place on the I-15 West Mesquite Interchange with new technologies that allowed ...

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$2 million in emergency relief funds for L.A.-area overpass

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 22 made $2 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Paramount Boulevard overpass set ablaze by a fuel tanker explosion ...

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$280 million infrastructure loan OK'd to build Denver’s Eagle P3 commuter rail line

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 05, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Dec. 2 approved a federal loan of up to $280 million to advance construction on Denver's 30-mile Eagle P3 commuter rail project, which will significantly expand transportation choices in the ...

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U.S. DOT launches initiative to prevent employee fatigue, increase safety on U.S. railways

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule on Aug.12 limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. The new Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulation will reduce risk ...

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Report: Speed up economy three decades by investing in mega-event related infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

A new report released by PwC US –"Game on: Mega-event infrastructure opportunities" – highlights how investment in mega-event-related infrastructure can accelerate economic development in a country by as much as three decades. According to PwC, winners of mega-event bids should ...

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LaHood to kick off initiative for advancing women transportation at Women's Transportation Conference

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Women’s Transportation Seminar President and CEO Marcia Ferranto and WTS Board Chair Terry Gruver will launch Transportation YOU, a national educational initiative aimed at girls and young women, at the WTS annual awards dinner ...

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I Make America monentum high at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 06, 2011

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011, momentum for I Make America permeated the show floor where 3,000 attendees joined the campaign to tell Congress that investment in transportation and other critical infrastructure puts more Americans back to work. I Make America created excitement across ...

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New rulemaking helps small business in transportation projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 27, 2011

A new rulemaking will help economically and socially disadvantaged businesses take advantage of opportunities to participate in federally funded highway, transit and airport projects. The final rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Jan. 27, will also ...

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