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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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Transportation advocates dissatisfied with State of the Union address

Jan 30, 2014

Transportation advocates dissatisfied with State of the Union address

Transportation advocates are expressing dissatisfaction with the State of the Union address that President Obama delivered Tuesday night. Our sister site Better Roads reports that the speech only briefly addressed transportation issues, with the topic buried beneath the president’s push for ...

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DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

Oct 16, 2013

DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

The federal government shutdown that began on October 1 --shutting down many agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) -- may be nearing ...

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White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the House’s proposed spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill calls for $44.1 billion ...

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Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure approvals

May 24, 2013

Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure approvals

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on May 17 that will likely decrease review and approval times for major infrastructure projects, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The memorandum, “Modernizing Federal Infrastructure Review and Permitting Regulations, Policies, and Procedures,” follows an ...

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Obama budget slashes safety investments

Apr 11, 2013

Obama budget slashes safety investments

The FY2014 budget released by the Obama Administration on April 10 increases across-the-board spending by 2 percent, but cuts Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) programs critical to enhancing the safety of aggregates workers. According to a report from the National ...

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Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes $50 billion for infrastructure investment

Apr 10, 2013

Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes $50 billion for infrastructure investment

On April 10, President Barack Obama presented Congress with his 2014 fiscal year budget plan. The $3.8 trillion budget plan includes $50 billion for infrastructure investment, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The $50 billion for infrastructure investments includes $40 billion ...

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Obama pushes $21 billion infrastructure improvement bill

Apr 03, 2013

Obama pushes $21 billion infrastructure improvement bill

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to pass a $21 billion package to improve the United States’ infrastructure, our sister publication Better Roads reported. The proposed publicly- and privately-funded plan, which will be included in Obama’s budget April 10, includes $10 ...

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Could the Grinch Save This Christmas?

Dec 12, 2012

Could the Grinch Save This Christmas?

A few nights ago, I watched one of my favorite Christmas classics, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, with my family. Maybe I was lulled by the voice of Boris Karloff, but as the Grinch's heart grew three sizes, and he ...

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Editorial

Oct 03, 2011

Grading Our Government By Therese Dunphy If the industry were giving government entities a grade card this fall, it would be an interestingly mixed report. Consider important issues facing our government officials and determine how you would rate them. In terms of transportation ...

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Administration developing fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Aug 25, 2011

President Obama met with industry officials on Aug. 9 to discuss first of their kind fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles and to thank them for their leadership in finalizing a ...

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LaHood announces $527 million in funding for third round in TIGER grant program

Jun 30, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, on June 30, announced that $527 million will be available for a third round of the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program, which funds innovative transportation projects that will create jobs and ...

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