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U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall in late August

Apr 16, 2014

U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall in late August

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to shortfall as early as the end of August. The agency previously predicted a shortfall in late July. In the ticker ...

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Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Apr 11, 2014

Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she and three other top transportation senators have “reached an agreement in principle on a transportation bill.” During a press conference, Boxer, who is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, — ...

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House GOP budget proposal offers Highway Trust Fund solution; transportation advocates aren’t impressed

Apr 04, 2014

House GOP budget proposal offers Highway Trust Fund solution; transportation advocates aren’t impressed

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Budget Committee chairman, on Tuesday introduced the fiscal year 2015 House Republican budget, which offers a solution for the nearly insolvent Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF -- the main source of funding for state and ...

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DOT says Highway Trust Fund could run out in late July

Mar 18, 2014

DOT says Highway Trust Fund could run out in late July

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated its Highway Trust Fund Ticker, and a chart on the page shows that the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) could shortfall as early as the end of July. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Highway ...

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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of the ...

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Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Jan 16, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Can a new transportation bill hit the House floor by August? Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) seems to think so. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said during a committee hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

Sep 09, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

When it comes to the future of transportation, the road building and construction materials industries should "dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs of future generations," said Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez ...

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Economic Outlook: Modest Growth With a ‘Wild Card’

Jan 08, 2013

Economic Outlook:  Modest Growth With a ‘Wild Card’

Modest growth is expected in the U.S. transportation construction market, but uncertainty from the ‘fiscal cliff’ and the 33-month delay in passing MAP-21 will be felt in 2013. A special report based on the American Road and Transportation Builder’s economic ...

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The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

Jul 03, 2012

The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension. Now we have a cast instead of just a Band-Aid to fix the lack of funding. We were ...

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Roadblocks to Reauthorization

Aug 01, 2009

Roadblocks to Reauthorization

Stimulus funds jump-start construction in some areas, but long-term funding is needed for sustainable recovery. by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Hungry for business, many aggregates producers are looking for opportunities created through federal highway funding, but the last six months have been a ...

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