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Obama signs 3-week transportation funding patch into law

Nov 01, 2015

Obama signs 3-week transportation funding patch into law

President Barack Obama has signed into law a three-week patch to the Highway Trust Fund to prevent a transportation funding stoppage while lawmakers attempt to pass a long-term highway bill. It marks the 35th short-term patch of the bill since 2008. According to the ...

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Senate follows the House’s lead and passes a three-week transportation funding patch

Oct 28, 2015

Senate follows the House’s lead and passes a three-week transportation funding patch

The U.S. Senate has passed a three-week patch to the Highway Trust Fund just a day before it was set to expire, sending the bill to Oval Office to be signed. The Hill reported that the Senate followed in the footsteps of ...

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House of Representatives passes three-week Highway Trust Fund patch

Oct 27, 2015

House of Representatives passes three-week Highway Trust Fund patch

The House of Representatives passed another short-term transportation funding patch, but the countdown to another deadline will go by much faster this time around. Lawmakers in the House approved the three-week measure Tuesday, just two days before the Oct. 29 expiration date ...

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Lawmakers in House propose three-week Highway Trust Fund extension

Oct 26, 2015

Lawmakers in House propose three-week Highway Trust Fund extension

With the Highway Trust Fund set to expire this week, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a three- week patch to give them time to work on a long-term transportation funding bill. The House introduced the measure to fund and extend transportation programs through ...

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves six-year transportation bill

Oct 22, 2015

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves six-year transportation bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a six-year, $325 billion transportation bill. The committee announce it had unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 Thursday afternoon after it was introduced for markup earlier in ...

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Lafarge Tarmac’s new pavement can drain 15 gallons of water per minute. But there’s a catch

Oct 18, 2015

Lafarge Tarmac’s new pavement can drain 15 gallons of water per minute. But there’s a catch

Larfarge Tarmac’s Topmix Permeable pavement has been making headlines the past couple of weeks with what appears to be an unquenchable thirst for water. And in the company’s product video (below), it does seem to take on huge amount of liquid, touted ...

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House transportation committee schedules transportation bill markup

Oct 14, 2015

House transportation committee schedules transportation bill markup

At least one committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has signaled it's ready to make a move on a transportation bill by putting a markup on the schedule for next week. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) announced ...

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New AAA poll finds 70 percent of Americans want Congress to spend more on roads

Oct 13, 2015

New AAA poll finds 70 percent of Americans want Congress to spend more on roads

Nearly three-fourths of Americans are ready for Congress to finally increase the amount of money that gets spent on roads and bridges, according to a new poll from AAA. The poll found that 70 percent of Americans are in favor of the ...

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ARTBA honors Heritage Construction and Materials chairman with Bartlett Award

Oct 06, 2015

ARTBA honors Heritage Construction and Materials chairman with Bartlett Award

The chairman of Heritage Construction and Materials in Indianapolis was recently honored for his contributions to highway progress with the George S. Bartlett Award The American Road and Transportation Builders Association announced that Charles F. Potts was the winner of the 84-year-old award ...

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The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 30, 2015

The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

The favorite to replace John Boehner (R-Ohio) as the Speaker of the House has gone on record vowing to pass a six-year highway bill before the Oct. 31 deadline. The Hill reported that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said on ...

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Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta

Sep 29, 2015

Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta

Georgia is set to spend more money than it's ever spent on a road project to redesign and reconstruct the Interstate 285/GA 400 interchange for $1.1 billion, but first, the state has to decide who's going to the work. The Atlanta ...

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September Texas Prop 1 project approvals valued at $88.9 million for projects in 5 counties

Sep 28, 2015

September Texas Prop 1 project approvals valued at $88.9 million for projects in 5 counties

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved projects in five counties valued at $88.9 million as part of the seventh round of the state’s Proposition 1 transportation funding program. Proposition 1 is providing funds for more than 800 miles of highway rehabilitation, ...

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