Tags: SAFETEA-LU

Thank you sir, may I have another?

Aug 01, 2012

On June 29 — just before the ninth SAFETEA-LU extension expired — Congress passed Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). Within hours of House and Senate votes, construction industry spokesmen praised Congressional leaders for creating stability in ...

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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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Counting on a Conference Committee

Mar 19, 2012

As this issue of Aggregates Manager was going to press, everyone inside the Beltway was talking about the need for transportation reauthorization. The question is whether talk will lead to action. Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the dark ...

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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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ARTBA launches ‘Gridlock Clock’

Jan 17, 2012

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on Jan. 13 launched a “Gridlock Clock” to draw attention to the nearly 835 days that have passed since the expiration of the last multi-year surface transportation reauthorization law, SAFETEA-LU. ...

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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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GAO report: States received more highway money than contributed

Nov 01, 2011

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reports that, during the course of the last multi-year surface transportation authorization, better known as SAFETEA-LU, from 2005 to 2009, every state received more funding for highway programs than what they contributed to ...

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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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20 major corporation CEOS call on Senate, House to create jobs, rebuild America

Sep 25, 2011

The CEOs of 20 major U.S. corporations are calling on Senate and House leaders to pass a robust multi-year surface transportation bill to create jobs and rebuild America in a letter. (For a downloadable PDF of the letter, click here.) In ...

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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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