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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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Colorado crews begin repairing flood-damaged roads

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 23, 2013

Colorado crews begin repairing flood-damaged roads

Colorado residents may soon have access to roads destroyed during floods this month. Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and National Guard troops began work Sunday to repair several main highways for mountain towns, the Associated Press reported. The roads ...

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VIDEOS: Flood waters cause $500 million in damage to Colorado roads

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 18, 2013

VIDEOS: Flood waters cause $500 million in damage to Colorado roads

Residents and officials in Colorado are finally able to see the damage flooding has caused to their roads. For the first time since flooding began in Colorado last week, rain in the state stopped Tuesday, The Denver Post reported.   The Colorado Department ...

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The Washed-Away Roads of Boulder

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 16, 2013

The Washed-Away Roads of Boulder

The floods that began on September 11 and have continued to ravage Colorado are responsible for more than 1,000 deaths, according to a USA Today report. The storms have destroyed about 1,500 homes and have damaged nearly 17,500, according to an ...

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USDOT awards 37 states with $474 million in TIGER grants

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 05, 2013

USDOT awards 37 states with $474 million in TIGER grants

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded 37 states with a total of $474 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. In his announcement on USDOT’s Fast Lane blog, Foxx said ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx names new chief of staff

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 30, 2013

Transportation Secretary Foxx names new chief of staff

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has named former aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as his new chief of staff, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx also appointed former aide to Emanuel, ...

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USDOT to host ITS JPO connected vehicle public meeting September 24-26

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 20, 2013

USDOT to host ITS JPO connected vehicle public meeting September 24-26

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will host its annual public meeting about the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Programs office’s (ITS JPO) connected vehicle research program from September 24-26 at the Holiday Inn in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will take place ...

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$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 02, 2013

$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

A proposed $54 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed in the Senate Thursday, according to a report from ABC News. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill needed 60 votes to pass, ...

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House to begin work on DOT, HUD spending bill today

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

House to begin work on DOT, HUD spending bill today

The House will work today on its proposed $44.1 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to a report from The Hill. The House will begin with “morning” speeches at noon before delving into ...

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Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 25, 2013

Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

The Senate on Wednesday passed an amendment to its proposed $54 billion transportation and housing spending bill, prioritizing bridge projects, according to a report from The Hill. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) authored the amendment, which he said would prioritize bridges deemed ...

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White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

The White House said on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports” the $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that the Senate is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The announcement follows a ...

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White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

The White House threatened on Monday to veto a $44.1 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the House is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The THUD bill calls for ...

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