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Transportation advocates dissatisfied with State of the Union address

Jan 30, 2014

Transportation advocates dissatisfied with State of the Union address

Transportation advocates are expressing dissatisfaction with the State of the Union address that President Obama delivered Tuesday night. Our sister site Better Roads reports that the speech only briefly addressed transportation issues, with the topic buried beneath the president’s push for ...

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Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Jan 17, 2014

Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Congress on Thursday passed a $1 trillion government spending bill for 2014, which includes a total of $71.3 billion for the Department of Transportation (DOT), our sister site Better Roads reports. The omnibus bill provides $17.8 billion in discretionary (optional) appropriations ...

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Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Jan 16, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Can a new transportation bill hit the House floor by August? Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) seems to think so. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said during a committee hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation ...

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No gas tax hike for Mississippi; Lt. Gov. Reeves looks to restricted bond bill for funding

Jan 10, 2014

No gas tax hike for Mississippi; Lt. Gov. Reeves looks to restricted bond bill for funding

Mississippi isn’t likely to see an increase in the statewide gas tax anytime soon. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he won’t support raising Mississippi’s 18-cent-per-gallon fuel tax, our sister site Better Roads reports. He said although highway maintenance is vital ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to hold hearing Tuesday on private transportation funding

Sep 24, 2013

Senate Commerce Committee to hold hearing Tuesday on private transportation funding

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on potential private sector sources of transportation infrastructure funding, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) ...

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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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Texas Legislature approves measure to increase transportation spending by $1.2 billion

Aug 07, 2013

Texas Legislature approves measure to increase transportation spending by $1.2 billion

The Texas Legislature on Monday night approved a constitutional amendment that would add about $1.2 billion annually to the state’s transportation spending, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The money would come from a portion of oil ...

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Residents discuss concerns about proposed quarry in New York state

Aug 02, 2013

Residents discuss concerns about proposed quarry in New York state

Residents in Hannibal, New York, on Tuesday discussed their concerns about a proposed sand quarry in their neighborhood, according to YNN. Oswego County lawmakers listened to the residents, who said an-already dangerous intersection in the area could become worse with increased ...

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Texas Senate, House have different transportation funding plans

Jul 12, 2013

Texas Senate, House have different transportation funding plans

The Texas Senate and House have proposed two radically different plans to raise money for transportation spending, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The Texas Senate on Thursday passed Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR1), which would collect ...

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Texas transportation funding gets third chance in second special session

Jul 09, 2013

Texas transportation funding gets third chance in second special session

Texas transportation funding is getting a third chance in a second special session that began Monday, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The session--called by Governor Rick Perry--will include Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR1), which Senator Robert Nichols (R-TX) proposed. SJR1 ...

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Transportation loses 5,100 jobs in June

Jul 09, 2013

Transportation loses 5,100 jobs in June

The transportation sector lost 5,100 jobs in June, dropping to 4,456,800 last month from 4,461,900 in May, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported that the highest gains were ...

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Foxx sworn in as DOT Secretary

Jul 02, 2013

Foxx sworn in as DOT Secretary

Anthony Foxx was sworn as the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation today at 11 a.m. by Judge Nathaniel Jones during a private ceremony at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to a report from our ...

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