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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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Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

Jul 24, 2013

Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

As reported earlier this week, the Senate is currently considering a spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a prepared opening statement before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Tom Petri (R-Wis.), ...

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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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The Road Connection hits Sturgis, and my ramblings about MAP-21

Aug 14, 2012

The Road Connection hits Sturgis, and my ramblings about MAP-21

The Road Connection crew went to the famous motorcycle destination, Sturgis, S.D., for the 72nd Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally and is now headed for Eugene, Ore., where the crew will be participating in an event to thank Johnson Crushers ...

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The new highway bill, MAP-21: What’s in it for my business?

Jul 20, 2012

The new highway bill, MAP-21: What’s in it for my business?

We finally have a highway bill. After three years and nine extensions, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) was signed into law on July 6. Now we have $105 billion and 27 months to keep our surface transportation ...

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The Hill: Obama to sign highway bill Friday

Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on Friday will sign the combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event, according to a July 3 report by Keith Laing in The Hill. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new ...

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Schuster: Obama will sign transportation bill by Fall

May 15, 2012

Congress member Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, & Hazardous Materials, predicts President Barack Obama will sign a transportation bill — with a provision to build the Keystone Pipeline included — in ...

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Senate passes two-year transportation bill

Mar 18, 2012

In an overwhelming show of support, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a two-year transportation bill valued at $109 billion. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, passed in a generally bipartisan 74-22 vote, reauthorizes federal highway ...

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Help AED today with Equipment Industry Action Day

Mar 05, 2012

Help AED today with Equipment Industry Action Day

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) has declared March 5 Equipment Industry Action Day to keep the reauthorization process moving forward and is asking that Congressional offices be flooded with e-mails and calls from around the country. An important procedural vote in ...

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‘Rally for Roads’ set for March 20 on D.C.’s National Mall

Mar 02, 2012

The second annual “Rally for Roads” is scheduled for March 20 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 11 days before the current extension of SAFETEA-LU is set to expire. At last year's "Rally for the Roads," senators and representatives who ...

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Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition launches ‘Make Transportation #1′ campaign

Feb 13, 2012

The Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition launched a six figure media campaign Feb. 12, with major financial support from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). NSSGA says that ads will appear in Washington, D.C., key states and districts around the country telling ...

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