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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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NSSGA chair: ‘We must take America back’

Apr 07, 2011

The release of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY 2012 budget plan comes with mixed emotions in the industry, says the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Although the organization says it applauds and shares his interest in consolidating ...

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‘The Road to Reauthorization’ starts on Capitol Hill

Mar 31, 2011

“In the spirit of March Madness, it’s time to get the surface transportation bill on the court and in play,” the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief elected officer, ARTBA 2011 Chairman Bill Cox, told the House Highways ...

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Congress clears surface transportation extension

Mar 03, 2011

One day after the House passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 by a final vote of 421 to 4, the Senate approved by voice vote March 3 vital legislation to extend highway, transit, and highway safety programs through ...

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House approves 7-month extension of SAFETEA-LU

Mar 03, 2011

The House of Representatives voted 421-4 on March 2 to extend until Sept. 30 federal highway and transit programs that are slated to expire on March 4. The bill — the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, or H.R. 662 — ...

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Mendez, Mica: ‘We’ll have a surface transportation bill by August recess’

Feb 08, 2011

by John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief, sister publication to Aggregates Manager magazine ORLANDO—1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) head Victor Mendez had at least a positive outlook on Feb. 8 at the 1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference, ...

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