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More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

Jul 06, 2015

More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted the Associated Press and GFK, revealed that while most think Congress should up the spending on roads and ...

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NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

Jul 02, 2015

NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association wants people to take advantage of the Fourth of July break in Congress to talk to their representatives or senators about passing a long-term transportation bill. The NSSGA is calling the push "Driving It Home ...

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Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

Jun 25, 2015

Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

The Senate Committee on Appropriations in a 20-10 vote has approved the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that had been given the nod by subcommittee earlier this week. The full Senate will now consider the bill. “The American ...

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Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

Jun 23, 2015

Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which will now be turned over to the full committee for consideration on June 25. The bill ...

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A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a new six-year highway bill

Jun 23, 2015

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a new six-year highway bill

Another Highway Trust Fund deadline is fast approaching, and the looming loss of funds has some U.S. Senators reaching across the isle to get a deal done. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Barbara Boxer (D-California), David Vitter (R-Louisiana) and Tom Carper (D-Deleware) ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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Florida Congressional hearing on major transportation bill today

Mar 14, 2011

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) conducted a Congressional field hearing today in Central Florida on pending major transportation legislation. This will be the only scheduled field hearing in Florida on the transportation bill. The Committee is conducting an ...

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Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Jul 23, 2010

Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Jim Beil, a 22-year transportation veteran from Caltrans, will join the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as the new executive director of Capital Programs. Beil, Caltrans deputy district director of Capital Outlay Programs, will begin his new post at OCTA on ...

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Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can agree

Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on using innovative financing practices to deliver surface transportation projects that the main reason that reauthorization has been stalled is because ...

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TRIP report: North Carolina faces $20 billion shortfall in next 20 years

Mar 23, 2010

TRIP today released a North Carolina report at news conferences in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. The report, “The Future of North Carolina’s Transportation System,” analyzes road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, economic development and job creation, highway safety, and transportation funding ...

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$17.6 billion ‘jobs bill’ passes Senate, transfers $19.5 billion into Highway Trust Fund

Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day must be lucky for than the Irish. Looks like the transportation industry is in luck until at least the end of the year. The Senate voted 68-34 on March 17 to pass H.R. 2847, the $17.6 billion "jobs bill" known ...

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Highway, transit shutdown ends with enactment of one-month extension

Mar 03, 2010

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend legal authority for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama, who has now signed the measure, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation ...

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