August 1, 2011 (StreetBlogs.org) — The House and Senate are getting close to voting on a deal, reached over the weekend, to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Read the full story.
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July 5, 2011 (Washington Post) — The next flash point in the debate over the nation’s will to live within its means may emerge this week as House Republicans present a long-term transportation bill expected to cut funding for highways and mass transit by almost one third. Read the full story.
May 25, 2011 (CNSNews.com) —Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was adamant in telling CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the Obama administration does not favor tracking and taxing Americans for every mile they drive–a so-called Vehicular Miles Traveled (VMT) tax. Read the full story.
January 7, 2011 (AASHTO Journal) — The House of Representatives, assembling Wednesday for the first day of the 112th Congress, adopted a rule change that will make it easier to reduce highway and transit spending in legislation moving through the chamber. Read the full story.
December 16, 2010 (Journal of Commerce Online) — Vice chairman under Oberstar to become ranking member in 112th Congress. The House Democratic Caucus on Thursday named Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Read the full story.
December 8, 2010 (Dow Jones) WASHINGTON — Florida Republican John Mica will head the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the new Congress convenes in January. The party’s selection of Mica, currently the committee’s ranking Republican, came as no surprise Wednesday and puts him in a key role. President Barack Obama has said he wants […]
October 1, 2010 (AASHTO Journal) – The National Governors Association sent a letter Tuesday to the leadership of three Senate committees urging the preservation of state authority to pursue public/private partnership opportunities in an upcoming reauthorization of federal surface transportation policy. Click here to read the full article.
September 1, 2010 (Journal of Commerce) Washington D.C. — The Congressional Budget Office is drawing the attention of transportation policy experts with an upbeat estimate that the nation’s Highway Trust Fund should be able to cover its projected spending needs into fiscal 2013. Click here to read article.
August 24, 2010 (The Boston Globe) MINNEAPOLIS — After enduring countless surgeries and hours of court hearings, victims of the deadly 2007 Interstate 35W bridge collapse reached the end of their legal fight after an engineering firm agreed to pay $52.4 million to settle scores of lawsuits.Click here to read article.
August 23, 2010 (Engineering News-Record) MINNEAPOLIS — For victims and survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, the legal odyssey ended Monday with the announcement that engineering giant URS Corp. agreed to pay $52.4 million to settle claims from the 2007 disaster that claimed 13 lives and injured 145. Click here to read […]