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Monday, July 09, 2012

This signing comes after a 30-month stretch in which funding for the nation’s transportation projects was kept intact by a series of 9 consecutive extensions, following the September 2009 expiration of the previous bill, SAFETEA-LU.
Posted on 07/09 at 09:52 AM
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This news follows weeks of acrimonious negotiations between the House and Senate, which suggested that talks would not advance to this level and that a tenth continuing resolution—to keep funding at current levels—would be introduced prior to the current one expiring at the end of June.
Posted on 06/27 at 03:52 PM
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) currently takes in and pays out about $35 billion per year— excluding transfers from the Treasury General Fund. What started off as a user-fee system to pay for highway construction and repair has morphed into a large federal “cookie jar” that politicians use to direct money to their favorite causes while our highways and bridges deteriorate at an alarming pace. Now is the time to take the cookie jar back.
Posted on 06/26 at 11:54 AM
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Monday, June 25, 2012

United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the latest round of funding for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2012 program. LaHood said that 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia will receive about $500 million in TIGER grant funding.
Posted on 06/25 at 01:32 PM
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

While prospects of a new long-term transportation bill remain dim, the United States House of Representatives yesterday signed off another extension—the tenth since September 30, 2009—to keep federal transportation funding intact at current spending levels for 90 days through the end of September when the current one expires.
Posted on 04/19 at 11:41 AM
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Friday, April 06, 2012

While transportation infrastructure funding on a federal level continues to be strung along by a series of continuing resolutions to keep federal funding for surface transportation intact at current levels, one area which remains in high demand is the United States Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program.
Posted on 04/06 at 11:06 AM
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earlier today, the United States House of Representatives and Senate signed off on respective bills that aim to keep federal funding for surface transportation intact at current levels, through the end of June, according to various reports. The measures will be sent to President Obama to be signed onto law This funding also goes toward road, bridge and mass transit projects and passed by a 266-158 margin in House and the Senate passed it by a voice vote.
Posted on 03/29 at 01:20 PM
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Monday, March 26, 2012

The topic of Congress getting its act together and passing a transportation bill was a focal point of President Obama’s Weekly Radio Address yesterday.
Posted on 03/26 at 10:42 AM
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

With little chance of a new federal surface transportation bill getting signed into law before March 31, when the eighth continuing resolution of SAFETEA-LU expires, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will introduce a thee-month extension.
Posted on 03/21 at 11:52 AM
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Friday, March 16, 2012

For those of you that thought the House would take up the recently-passed two-year, $109 billion Senate transportation bill, MAP-21, upon returning from recess next week, you will have to keep waiting.
Posted on 03/16 at 01:11 PM
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