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Government shutdown affects transportation projects

Oct 08, 2013

Government shutdown affects transportation projects

The federal government shutdown that began a week ago has already begun to affect transportation construction projects, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The shutdown resulted in 18,481 furloughed positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well ...

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Shuster ‘encouraged’ by infrastructure plan, but ‘long-term plan’ needed

Feb 25, 2013

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released a statement on Wednesday following the release of additional details on President Obama’s infrastructure plan. In his statement, Shuster pointed out that he is “encouraged” by the need to reduce “red ...

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‘Map’ing out the future of highway funding

Oct 04, 2012

‘Map’ing out the future of highway funding

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   A new transportation bill is being referred to as ‘devolution lite.’ Two years of funding provides a reprieve, but a lack of federal ...

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Thank you sir, may I have another?

Aug 01, 2012

On June 29 — just before the ninth SAFETEA-LU extension expired — Congress passed Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). Within hours of House and Senate votes, construction industry spokesmen praised Congressional leaders for creating stability in ...

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Counting on a Conference Committee

Mar 19, 2012

As this issue of Aggregates Manager was going to press, everyone inside the Beltway was talking about the need for transportation reauthorization. The question is whether talk will lead to action. Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the dark ...

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Senate committee releases full text of two-year reauthorization bill

Nov 09, 2011

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has released the full text of a 600-page surface transportation reauthorization bill that will be marked up the morning of Nov. 9, reports the American Association of Safety and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The ...

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