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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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House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 22, 2013

House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the current financial status of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and its impact on federal surface transportation programs. The hearing, titled “How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust ...

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Senate to consider DOT, HUD spending bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 19, 2013

Senate to consider DOT, HUD spending bill next week

The Senate next week will take up the spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from The Hill. The $54 billion budget, known as the THUD bill, is expected to ...

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House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, according to a report from The Hill. The rule could mean the bill, H.R. 2610, will be considered by the ...

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