Entries by Nadine Westcott

Transportation’s future a rocky road

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.

Transportation lobby hopes for new stimulus

September 28, 2011 (Politico) — The transportation construction lobby — not exactly the sexiest special interest in Washington — is nonetheless primed to pave Capitol Hill with an aggressive campaign aimed at scoring what could be a massive stimulus for the struggling industry.  Read the full story.

Obama signs highway funding, FAA extension

September 16, 2011 (The Hill) — After an unexpected second round of congressional squabbling over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and highway programs, President Obama has signed the bill passed by lawmakers this week to extend both through next year.  Read the full story.

House Prepares to Vote on Extension

September 13, 2011 (DC Streets Blog) — In a couple of hours, the House will vote on the transportation extension bill – under unanimous consent rules. That means a single vote in opposition could delay passage. Read the full story.