Entries by Nadine Westcott

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 […]

Voinovich Looks to Secure Jobs Before Retiring

July 27, 2010 (ideastream.com) – Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich is pushing for quick reauthorization of the surface transportation bill that he says will create thousands of jobs for Ohioans. ideastream®’s Bill Rice reports, Voinovich hopes the bill can be passed before he leaves office in January.  Click here to read full story.

Obama Nixes Gas Hike, Fees

July 26, 2010 (The Bond Buyer) – The Obama administration is opposed to a gasoline tax increase or mileage fee to generate revenue for the next multi-year transportation bill, but would support a number of public and private options including bond-related financing, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday.  Click here to read full story.

LaHood Says No Fuel Tax Increase Needed for Transport

July 23, 2010 (The Journal of Commerce) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said a combination of current-level gas tax receipts, road and bridge tolling and President Obama’s proposed infrastructure fund could offer a way to fund a long-term federal infrastructure program without new taxes. Click here to read article.