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Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unveiled a five-year, $260 billion transportation bill entitled The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill comes at a time when the current national surface transportation authorization, SAFETEA-LU, which is on its eighth extension at current funding levels since September 2009, expires at the end of March.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
With the United States facing historically high deficit and debt levels, it is not hard to see that these are not issues with lasting negative implications for the economic future of the nation. But there are steps that can be taken to get things at least moving in the right direction, according to David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Now that we are officially into 2012, it is a good time to assess just how things stand in regards to what is ahead of us. Compared to recent years, the dismal 2009 comes to mind, it stands to reason that things could truly be much worse. But at the same time we have many things to be concerned about.
Friday, December 02, 2011
There is different type of football being played in the nation’s capital when it comes to long-term transportation funding. And that is called political football. It is likely you have heard of it, especially since SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The bill, entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), vows to reauthorize U.S. transportation programs for two years at a cost of $109 billion and reform these programs to make them more efficient.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Keeping surface transportation funding at its current levels through a series of continuing resolutions is not the way to move forward in an efficient manner, when it comes to preserving and building United States infrastructure, says Representative John Mica (R-Fla.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Monday, October 24, 2011
The two-year, $109 billion bill is entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which EPW officials have described as a “bipartisan effort that holds spending at current levels plus inflation, greatly increases leveraging of federal dollars, and modernizes and reforms the nation’s transportation systems to help create jobs and build the foundation for long-term prosperity.”
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood is vowing to go to the mat against his former House Republican colleagues in winning $10 billion in seed money to create a national infrastructure bank to fund freight projects of national significance.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Funding for federal highway, transit, and highway safety will remain intact at current levels through March 31, 2012, with Congress passing H.R. 2887, The Surface and Air Transportation Program Extension Act of 2011.