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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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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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