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DOT Chief Foxx: President Obama preparing to send surface transportation reauthorization proposal to Congress

Apr 23, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx: President Obama preparing to send surface transportation reauthorization proposal to Congress

President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on the DOT’s Fast Lane blog that the president plans to send a draft of the legislation to lawmakers, ...

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Speaking with One Voice — NSSGA’s New CEO, Mike Johnson

Feb 01, 2014

Speaking with One Voice — NSSGA’s New CEO, Mike Johnson

NSSGA’s new CEO, Mike Johnson, focuses advocacy efforts by putting aggregates first.   Q. When it comes to association management, what are the key commonalities and differences between the beer and aggregate industries? A. First, thank you for the opportunity to respond to ...

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AEM urges conferees to reach agreement on fully funded transportation bill ‘without further delay’

Jun 02, 2012

After attending the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In May 30-31 in Washington, D.C., and meeting with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to urge swift action on the transportation bill, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis ...

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

May 01, 2012

Do you ever get that feeling of déjà vu? I’ve been suffering from it while tracking the twists and turns of transportation reauthorization. Since the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 was passed, the lifespan of transportation bills has ...

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Mica: I will introduce short-term extension through June 30

Mar 21, 2012

Mica: I will introduce short-term extension through June 30

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) said the lower chamber will pass a short-term extension of the current funding bill for road and transit projects, which will be the ninth short-term extension of legislation ...

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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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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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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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Leaders gather in LA to discuss sustainable infrastructure

Jul 20, 2011

National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments, will hold "Building Cities, Building Futures," a national tour centering on sustainable infrastructure as a catalyst for economic growth in Los Angeles on ...

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Mica, House transportation leaders to roll out transportation reauthorization proposal

Jul 06, 2011

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and Committee leaders will roll out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthorization proposal on July 7. "The initiative will not only reauthorize and reform the nation’s federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs, ...

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Rep. Mica: Despite efforts, ‘gas tax is dead’

Jul 28, 2010

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican leader, at a July 27 Congressional oversight hearing, declared dead a federal gas tax increase to fund a long-term transportation bill.   Although some leading Democrats support a gas ...

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Transportation reauthorization: The road to nowhere?

Jan 01, 2010

By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Federal investments in highways and transit systems are expected to decline by more than $15 billion this year compared to 2009, according to an analysis of transportation spending trends conducted by the Associated General Contractors of ...

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