Entries by Nadine Westcott

House GOP expected to ax transportation funds

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.

Democrats Choose Rahall for Transportation

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.

US Rep John Mica Named Transportation Committee Chairman

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 […]

Budget Office Sees Highway Fund Secure to 2013

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.

Firm to pay $52.4m in Minn. bridge collapse

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.

URS Agrees to Pay $52.4M To Settle Claims From Minn. Bridge Collapse

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 […]