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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This round of funding follows the original $1.5 billion TIGER program, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Freight movement needs a coordinated national freight strategic plan and dedicated source of funds in the next surface transportation bill, and major industry players need to be aggressive in selling that message to legislators obsessed with cutting federal transportation spending. That’s the word from the annual conference of Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, a ten-year-old Washington coalition of freight interests that includes shippers, builders, ports, intermodal interests, and other stakeholders.

Friday, May 06, 2011

While the legislative draft, entitled the “Transportation Opportunities Act,” is reported to have been written by the White House, Administration officials have not definitely said it originated there, according to media reports.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

In a wide-ranging speech largely focusing on the role transportation plays in our nation’s strength, former Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee James L. Oberstar pulled no punches in succinctly describing the biggest challenges the U.S. faces and what needs to happen for them to be overcome.
Posted on 04/21 at 08:05 AM
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A few weeks ago, Congress signed off on extending funding for federal highway and transit funding through September 30, the end of the fiscal year. This multiple month extension was the seventh of its kind, albeit the lengths have differed for each one.
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Monday, February 07, 2011

Since Barack Obama became President of the United States, one of the biggest complaints from his critics has been that his policies and measures have been far from “business friendly.” Maybe that is your opinion and maybe it isn’t, but, either way, it is worth taking a look at comments made during his speech at the United States Chamber of Commerce earlier today.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Obama stresses the fact that America needs to do a better job than it is doing now, when it comes to transportation infrastructure investment and development
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Monday, January 24, 2011

What I am about to tell you is not new but at the same time it bears repeating: the federal gasoline tax has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994.
Posted on 01/24 at 09:32 AM
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thomas J. Donohue, in his annual “State of American Business Address” to business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building across from the White House, is predicting 3.2 percent growth in Gross Domestic Product this year. That figure, higher than what most mainstream economists are predicting, is based on Donohue’s cautious optimism about overall economic conditions, including jobs and growth.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

With an eye on creating a freight transportation policy that would ensure the country’s transportation system supports its global economic competitiveness, a group of senators led by Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation today that would direct the federal government to develop and implement a strategic plan to improve the nation’s freight transportation system and provide investment in freight transportation projects.
Posted on 07/22 at 01:16 PM
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