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Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

Feb 02, 2015

Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

President Obama has proposed a $478 billion that would pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure over the next six years. Instead of raising the federal gas tax, Obama’s proposal would be paid for with money generated by a one-time tax holiday ...

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Senators propose tax holiday to fund transportation infrastructure

Feb 02, 2015

Senators propose tax holiday to fund transportation infrastructure

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have proposed a corporate tax holiday to pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure. The proposal would give businesses a reprieve from penalties for avoiding prior taxes if they agree to move money back ...

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Boxer: Infrastructure funding deficit not as bad as thought

Jan 30, 2015

Boxer: Infrastructure funding deficit not as bad as thought

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) claims the country's funding deficit for infrastructure projects isn't as bad as originally thought. However, she did say lawmakers still have to come up with billions of dollars later this year. "Today I learned from my staff that the deficit ...

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House Democrat introduces $170 billion infrastructure bill

Jan 29, 2015

House Democrat introduces $170 billion infrastructure bill

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has introduced a bill to spend $170 billion over the next six years for the nation's transportation infrastructure. Instead of raising the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax, Delaney's idea would use revenue from corporate tax reform to pay for several years' worth ...

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Time is running out! Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Jan 27, 2015

Time is running out! Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Astec Industries is putting pressure on Congress to figure out a long-term Highway Trust Fund plan by launching a campaign titled "Don't Let America Dead End." “Time is running out. America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of rebuilding,” the campaign website ...

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Obama wants ‘bipartisan infrastructure plan,’ no mention of gas tax hike

Jan 21, 2015

Obama wants ‘bipartisan infrastructure plan,’ no mention of gas tax hike

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan.” However, Obama never mentioned the possibility of raising the federal gas tax. “21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure  — ...

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Vice President Biden announces new steps to Build America Investment Initiative

Jan 19, 2015

Vice President Biden announces new steps to Build America Investment Initiative

Vice President Joe Biden, along with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, have announced new steps the Obama administration plans to take as part of its Build America Investment Initiative. These steps include ...

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President Obama calls America’s infrastructure ‘embarrassing’

Dec 03, 2014

President Obama calls America’s infrastructure ‘embarrassing’

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Most Americans favor tolls to fund transportation infrastructure

Sep 16, 2014

Most Americans favor tolls to fund transportation infrastructure

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident when HTNB Corporation released details of its recent tolling survey. According to the survey, 79 percent (more than 3 in 4) ...

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As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

May 12, 2014

As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

Infrastructure Week 2014 kicked off Monday. The event, which takes place May 12-16, focuses on “emerging solutions, innovative approaches, and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure,” according to the event’s website. It features a series of conferences, roundtables, ...

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Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to speak at NSSGA Annual Convention

Feb 18, 2014

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to speak at NSSGA Annual Convention

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is among several transportation advocates slated to speak at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2014 Annual Convention next month. LaHood, who now serves as co-chair for national infrastructure coalition Building America’s Future (BAF), ...

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Manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet business demands in next 10 years

Sep 20, 2013

Manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet business demands in next 10 years

The majority of manufacturers, 65 percent, say infrastructure won’t meet the demands of the economy in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The manufacturers were responding to a series of surveys ...

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