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Senate approves transportation extension: FAA and Highway Extensions Act

Sep 15, 2011

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 15 passed legislation to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for four and six months, respectively. The measure passed with a 92-6 vote. H.R. 2887, the FAA and Highway ...

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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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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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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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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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AggBeat

Feb 01, 2011

MSHA Ramps Up Exposure Monitoring The details of the added enforcement remain somewhat vague, but NSSGA is upgrading its efforts to help operations comply with the new standards.  By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ...

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What does AASHTO think about the House rules?

Jan 07, 2011

The American Association of Safety and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Executive Director John Horsley issued a statement on Jan. 5 regarding the adoption of a House of Representatives rules package that changes Rule XXI, clause 3: The statement follows: "We are disappointed ...

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TIGER II requests top $19 billion

Oct 20, 2010

Forty-two capital construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states will share nearly $600 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s popular TIGER II program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit, rail and ports, ...

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TRIP report released tomorrow on Arkansas surface transportation system

Jun 07, 2010

TRIP will release a new report that evaluates the current condition, use and funding of Arkansas' surface transportation system at a news conference in Little Rock tomorrow at 10 a.m. CDT. The report, “Future Mobility in Arkansas: Meeting the State’s Need for ...

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$48.8 billion in highway funds available for states through HIRE Act

Apr 21, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $48.8 billion in highway funds is now available to state departments of transportation for federal projects through the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. “With spring and summer highway construction seasons just ...

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TRIP report: North Carolina faces $20 billion shortfall in next 20 years

Mar 23, 2010

TRIP today released a North Carolina report at news conferences in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. The report, “The Future of North Carolina’s Transportation System,” analyzes road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, economic development and job creation, highway safety, and transportation funding ...

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