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Senate EPW Committee unveils 6-year highway bill

May 13, 2014

Senate EPW Committee unveils 6-year highway bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, the six-year bill would reauthorize surface transportation projects through fiscal year 2020 and is indexed for ...

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Highway funding talks ramp up

May 08, 2014

Highway funding talks ramp up

Several transportation lawmakers and experts this week have heated up the conversation about highway funding and the new highway bill. Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee released its appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development ...

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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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NSSGA: House action gets us one step closer to passing a final transportation bill

Apr 19, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives’ passage on April 18 of a surface transportation bill that includes a 90-day extension (from July 1 through Sept. 30) at current funding levels, as well as language approving the Keystone XL pipeline, brings the ...

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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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Rep. Duncan: ‘Congress will pass highway and transit bill’

Nov 18, 2011

In new video released Nov. 18 by the Association of American Highway and Safety Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Transportation TV, House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. responds candidly to questions about critical issues ...

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T&I’s Mica: ‘I will agree to one highway extension’

Aug 31, 2011

Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) released the following statement in response to the President’s call for a clean extension of U.S. surface transportation legislation: “In the interest of getting Americans back to work and ...

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Senate proposes $109 billion, two-year transportation funding bill

Jul 11, 2011

California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer proposed  on July 6 a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation bill — a four-year and several billion dollar difference from that of the House Republicans proposal made that same day. The House version of the bill, ...

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Data Mining May 2011

May 07, 2011

Data Mining May 2011

Little financial news to cheer about By George H. Reddin The construction materials sector has not had much to cheer about over the last few years. Congress did pass a short-term extension to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A ...

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AEM: ‘President’s budget only a beginning’

Feb 15, 2011

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the follow statement today in response to the President’s budget proposal: "President Obama's transportation budget proposal is a good start, as it recognizes that rebuilding and modernizing roads, bridges, and other critical ...

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NAPA holds Congress accountable for reauthorization inaction

Jul 02, 2010

With the construction industry continuing to shed jobs, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has mounted a campaign to mobilize the asphalt pavement industry and hold Congress accountable for its inaction on the surface transportation bill. Lack of such legislation is ...

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