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Monday, October 17, 2011
If the tax-adverse Congress can figure out how to pay for it, the stalled highway bill in Washington will pass at adequate funding levels to meet some of the nation’s dire infrastructure needs. That’s the word from Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood,
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Earlier today, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would continue to fund federal highway, transit, and highway safety and Federal Aviation Administration programs at current levels.
Friday, September 09, 2011
As anticipated, investment in transportation infrastructure was prominently mentioned in a speech President Obama made to Congress last night, which focused on job creation and the economy.
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.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
With federal transportation funding slated to expire on September 30, President Barack Obama today pointed out the perils of that scenario if that comes to fruition.
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.
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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.