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Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

During his visit to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a highway bill to prevent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) insolvency, The Hill reports. The HTF is a major source of funding ...

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Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Transportation advocates are flying to Washington, D.C. from all over the country to meet with lawmakers and discuss highway funding at the Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) 2014 Legislative Fly-In on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year's theme, “The Time is Now: Fix the ...

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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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Trains are public places. Who knew?

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 25, 2013

Trains are public places. Who knew?

A former National Security Agency (NSA) chief learned Thursday that trains are public places -- really public places, with people who can overhear and disperse information from private phone conversations. Michael Hayden, who directed the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency ...

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Focus on the city center or the neighborhoods?

John Latta - Jun 21, 2013

Focus on the city center or the neighborhoods?

Here’s a question about Washington D.C. road and transportation planning that I’m thinking is the sort of macro question facing a lot of big cities. “Should the design of major roads and our big transit projects favor moving large numbers of ...

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The pros and cons of transportation funding options

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2013

The pros and cons of transportation funding options

Following transportation funding discussions at this week’s Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In in Washington, D.C., Politico has reported the pros and cons of the four most popular money-raising options. Lawmakers at the Fly-In discussed four main options for funding infrastructure projects: ...

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Funding talks on The Hill lay groundwork for reauthorization

John Latta - Jun 06, 2013

Funding talks on The Hill lay groundwork for reauthorization

Debriefing a number of contractors and agency folk who spent most of the daylight hours yesterday talking to politicians on The Hill last night was not a very uplifting experience. They had gone to talk to members of Congress who are ...

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FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is deploying a robot to help inspect the safety and structure of concrete bridge decks. The robotic tool, created in partnership with Rutgers University as part of the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) ...

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A highway shapes D.C., and so can you

John Latta - May 09, 2013

A highway shapes D.C., and so can you

Did a highway kill what could have been a thriving waterfront culture in Washington D.C.? The Atlantic Cities argues that it did and that the District’s Maine Avenue Fish market is a classic example of what is and what could have been. ...

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