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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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Anthony Foxx confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Jun 27, 2013

Anthony Foxx confirmed as Transportation Secretary

The Senate today confirmed Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The vote to confirm Foxx for the position was unanimous. In a previous meeting with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Foxx ...

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Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

Jun 25, 2013

Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

A transportation funding crisis is looming. When the “Illinois Jobs Now” capital program approved in 2009 expires next year, the funds available for transportation-related construction is projected to decline by approximately $2 billion, the number of projects are projected to decline ...

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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to set ground rules

Jan 17, 2013

On Jan. 23,at 10 a.m.,  the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its organizational meeting, Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced. The meeting will be held in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. "I look forward to getting to work to improve ...

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Aggregates Handbook, 2nd edition, available Nov. 1

Aug 29, 2012

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), in conjunction with industry and academic experts, staff and consultants, is releasing comprehensive reference-tool The Aggregates Handbook, second edition, on Nov. 1, 2012. Orders placed before Oct. 15, 2012, are entitled to ...

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AED’s Mack: ‘Both houses of Congress are now making progress on surface transportation reauthorization’

Feb 03, 2012

Associated Equipment Distributors President and CEO Toby Mack issued the following statement after the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee cleared the transportation portions of H.R. 7, the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act: "After years of inaction, we are glad to ...

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ARTBA: Salary, wage information benchmarked

Oct 03, 2011

The 2011 U.S. Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Salary & Hourly Wage Guides from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) benchmarks salary and wage information for 112 occupations in the transportation design and construction industry, including management, engineering, ...

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FHWA revises calculation method for vehicle miles travelled

Oct 03, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has updated the way it calculates annual vehicle miles travelled (VMT) to ensure what the agency says "more accurately captures key transportation data." VMT refers to the number of miles vehicles travel over ...

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Report: Only 13 measure performance of transportation dollars

May 11, 2011

States spent an estimated $131 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, but many cannot answer critical questions about what returns this investment is generating, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States ...

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