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Thursday, September 08, 2011
In what could be viewed as a prelude to President Obama’s speech tonight on jobs and the economy, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) said it unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Yesterday, the President announced that he will address the Nation and unveil his jobs plan on September 8. The pundits are concerned that if his previous suggestions are any indication of what he will offer in this plan, we are in deep trouble.
Friday, August 19, 2011
A new study backed by an impressive array of former and current government officials is urging greater spending on infrastructure at a time when Washington seems gridlocked over highway spending.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Washington finally seems semi-serious about infrastructure. There are dueling bills circulating on Capitol Hill, with Senate Democrats favoring a two-year, $109 billion proposal and House Republicans offering a six-year, $230 billion deal to replace the six-year, $286 billion transportation funding law that expired 23 months ago.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The concept of an infrastructure bank has been lobbied around myriad times by members of Congress, industry associations, and infrastructure experts alike. On paper and conceptually, leveraging an infrastructure bank to fund future investment seems like a pretty good idea. But as we know, money is tight.
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.
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.
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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.