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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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.
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.
July 2, 2010 (AASHTO Journal) – Federal-aid highway projects would see a $4 billion funding boost for Fiscal Year 2011 under legislation passed Thursday by the House transportation appropriations subcommittee. Click here to read article.
June 22, 2010 (The Columbus Dispatch) – Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, welcomed President Barack Obama to Ohio on Friday — but had a small request. Click here to read article.