November 18, 2011 (AASHTO Journal) — President Barack Obama signed into law today a spending package that Congress passed Thursday, which includes Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read the full story.
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November 9, 2011 (Politico) — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is set to mark up a two-year highway and transit bill Wednesday morning, and it should be a breeze. What happens after the markup is the big question. Read the full story.
November 4, 2011 (AASHTO Journal) — House Republicans will introduce a multiyear surface transportation reauthorization bill “in the coming weeks” and “hope to move the legislation through the House before the end of the year,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Thursday. The bill would expand domestic energy production to pay for transportation infrastructure, with […]
November 3, 2011 (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama’s campaign-style drive for another batch of economic stimulus spending is facing defeat yet again at the hands of Republicans in the Senate. Read the full story.
November 3, 2011 (Transportation Nation) — The Senate blocked a politically-charged $60 billion infrastructure bill Thursday, continuing the partisan stand-off over transportation and jobs. Read the full story.
November 2, 2011 (Journal of Commerce) — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) defended his six-year transportation plan from accusations that the bill wouldn’t maintain current funding levels as he claimed. Read the full story.
In fact, more than 80 percent of reports from around the country conclude that state DOTs routinely pay more — sometimes much more — for engineering services by outsourcing this work. The findings are in a California DOT preliminary investigation of state, federal and other reports comparing the cost of performing design work in-house versus outsourcing […]
October 25, 2011 (wilx.com) — The Michigan Governor will propose eliminating the state’s 19 cent per gallon fuel tax in favor of a new tax on the wholesale price of gas during a planned speech Wednesday. Read the full story.
October 25, 2011 (The Hill) — House Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) pushed back on Republican efforts to paint their version of a new federal highway bill as a “jobs bill” even as President Obama chides GOP lawmakers for not quickly approving his transportation spending measure. Read the full story.
October 24, 2011 (Politico) — Transportation experts said the federal highway and transit program needs two big changes — major systemic reforms and a large increase in funding. Problem is, you can’t have one without the other. Read the full story.