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FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

Sep 09, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

When it comes to the future of transportation, the road building and construction materials industries should "dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs of future generations," said Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez ...

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Freight shipments fall 0.2% in June

Aug 14, 2013

Freight shipments fall 0.2% in June

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried fell 0.2 percent in June, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services ...

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White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

Jul 24, 2013

White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports the Senate’s proposed $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The statement comes one day after the ...

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Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

Jul 24, 2013

Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

As reported earlier this week, the Senate is currently considering a spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a prepared opening statement before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Tom Petri (R-Wis.), ...

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White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the House’s proposed spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill calls for $44.1 billion ...

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Freight shipments rise 1.2% in May

Jul 12, 2013

Freight shipments rise 1.2% in May

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried rose 1.2 percent in May, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services ...

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Freight shipments fall 1.2 percent in April

Jun 12, 2013

Freight shipments fall 1.2 percent in April

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried fell 1.2 percent in April, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services Index ...

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Freight shipments rise 0.3 percent in March

May 09, 2013

Freight shipments rise 0.3 percent in March

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried rose 0.3 percent in March, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services Index ...

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LaHood leaving post as Secretary of Transportation

Jan 29, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has told President Obama that he will not serve a second term in his position. This announcement comes exactly one week after saying he would stay. LaHood was the only Republican left in the ...

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Administration developing fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Aug 25, 2011

President Obama met with industry officials on Aug. 9 to discuss first of their kind fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles and to thank them for their leadership in finalizing a ...

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LaHood appoints new advisory council members for transportation statistics

Mar 30, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration ...

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Boxer has big plans for TIGER-like provision in reauthorization

Mar 29, 2010

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) says she plans to include a provision similar to the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program in the bill her panel is drafting, according to a report in Environment and ...

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