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The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, on Feb. 3, approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, and infrastructure. The nation is currently operating under ...

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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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Senate passes transportation bill funding motor carrier safety grants

Nov 03, 2011

The U.S. Senate Nov. 1 passed a transportation appropriations bill that funds motor carrier state safety grants at a slightly higher level than the House version of the bill that has not yet been scheduled for a vote on the ...

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Top HNTB executive Paul Yarossi elected ARTBA chairman

Oct 06, 2011

Paul Yarossi, a professional engineer with 40 years of experience and the president of HNTB Holdings Ltd, has been elected 2011-12 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The election was announced during the association’s national convention, ...

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AASHTO applauds proposed Congressional action on the transportation extension legislation

Sep 13, 2011

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) supports the efforts by both houses of Congress to advance a proposal to extend the current surface transportation program as well as the aviation programs at current funding levels. "This extension ...

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AASHTO to President Obama: ‘State DOTs are ready to work now’

Sep 12, 2011

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) supports President Barack Obama's message to Congress in his address on Sept. 8 that calls for a $50 billion investment in transportation infrastructure to boost the nation's struggling economy. AASHTO Executive ...

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‘U.S. needs long-term transportation investment, not short-term stimulus’

Sep 06, 2011

Political dysfunction and intractable views on government spending of any kind are two major obstacles on Capitol Hill impeding passage of a long-term, robust federal highway and transit reauthorization bill, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President Pete Ruane ...

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Transportation officials to Congress: Thousands of jobs and countless transportation projects in jeopardy

Aug 22, 2011

Unless Congress takes action, the legislation that authorizes federal highway and transit programs will expire on Sept. 30, says the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). To call attention to the actions that must be taken by Congress ...

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Sens. Boxer and Inhofe release outline for bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill

Jul 21, 2011

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member, on July 19 released an outline for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), a bipartisan proposal to ...

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House rolls out six-year reauthorization proposal: Funding at last or financial road to ruin?

Jul 11, 2011

Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee leaders have rolled out a new six-year transportation reauthorization proposal that streamlines and reforms federal programs, expedites the project approval process, maximizes leveraging of limited resources, provides flexibility for states, and ensures long-term funding stability ...

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OCTA: Federal transportation bill lays tracks for more jobs

Jul 08, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) applauded congressional leaders and U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) July 8, 2011, for taking the necessary steps to invest in America’s transportation future by releasing the federal transportation reauthorization bill. The ...

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Mica, House transportation leaders to roll out transportation reauthorization proposal

Jul 06, 2011

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and Committee leaders will roll out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthorization proposal on July 7. "The initiative will not only reauthorize and reform the nation’s federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs, ...

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