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President Obama threatens to veto a Republican transportation bill

Jun 03, 2015

President Obama threatens to veto a Republican transportation bill

  Transportation funding remains in limbo after a recent patch, and President Barack Obama is threatening veto a $55 billion because it’s not enough. According to The Hill, the White House said the president would veto the Republican bill if it made ...

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President Obama signs into law two-month extension for highway funding

May 29, 2015

President Obama signs into law two-month extension for highway funding

President Barack Obama signed a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund into law May 29. The Hill reported that Obama signed the bill to extend the funding, but the administration took time to call for an end to the constant ...

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Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

May 28, 2015

Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

  Just as the federal government patches the national transportation fund, Vermont’s governor signed into law a bill to send hundreds of millions to transportation funding. The Vermont Business Journal reported that Governor Peter Shumlin had the backdrop of a new bridge ...

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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Senate passes transportation funding patch

May 25, 2015

Senate passes transportation funding patch

The United States Senate has passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before the Senate broke for the Memorial Day holiday, Senators approved a patch to extend the Highway Trust Fund for two ...

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House passes transportation funding patch bill

May 19, 2015

House passes transportation funding patch bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The bill, introduced by Congressmen Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, and Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), House Ways and Means ...

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Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

May 06, 2015

Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

The Senate and House of Representatives passed a joint budget resolution on Tuesday that calls for massive cuts in the transportation funding. The budget resolution proposes a 22 percent decrease in transportation funding, according to the National Journal. But the joint ...

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House committee releases transit, housing bill

Apr 30, 2015

House committee releases transit, housing bill

The House Appropriations Committee introduced a new bill on Tuesday to fund the Transportation Department and provide funding to the soon-to-be expiring Highway Trust Fund for fiscal year 2016, according to The Hill. The $55.3 billion bill would provide $40.3 billion ...

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Georgia Construction Aggregate Association hires public affairs expert as its new executive director

Apr 20, 2015

Georgia Construction Aggregate Association hires public affairs expert as its new executive director

There is a new face at the helm of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA): Jeff Wansley. He succeeds long-time Executive Director John Cardosa, who retired earlier this year. “As we look to the future of our organization, we could not ...

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Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

Mar 30, 2015

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that four states have canceled or delayed transportation improvement projects due to inaction by Congress in providing for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) beyond the current May 31 funding deadline. Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, ...

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Martin Marietta sees business results soar

Feb 20, 2015

Martin Marietta sees business results soar

Product price increases, lower operational costs, and growth across all product lines were among the highlights shared by Ward Nye, chairman, president, and CEO of Martin Marietta during a recent call with investors and financial analysts regarding fourth quarter 2014 ...

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Sen. Boxer wants GOP to focus on Highway Trust Fund, not Keystone

Jan 08, 2015

Sen. Boxer wants GOP to focus on Highway Trust Fund, not Keystone

It's clear that one of Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) top priorities is to fix the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of funding in May. However, not everyone agrees that it should be Congress' main focus. A lot of ...

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