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Why Road Builders Want a Transportation Bill Now

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Why do construction companies want a transportation bill now? Look in the blue circle. (Photo: ARTBA) The clash between the Obama administration and senior House Democrats over passing a new federal transportation bill can be viewed on a number of levels: as an commentary on the lack of political will to tackle infrastructure, as proof […]

Senate Passes Transportation Extension

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The Senate has passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act, extending SAFETEA-LU for the seventh time and keeping the transportation program going at current spending levels. The House passed the bill yesterday. Senator Barbara Boxer, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released a statement expressing her satisfaction that the bill has passed both houses. […]

Transit Industry to Join State DOTs in Blasting Senate Climate Bill

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is set to join the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and two construction interests tomorrow in protesting the Senate climate bill’s proposed diversion of new fuel fees away from infrastructure — an argument that puts the transit industry’s leading D.C. lobbying group squarely in the […]

“Anti-Livability” Bills Threaten to Clip Arlington’s Wings

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A pair of bills making their way through Virginia’s House of Delegates threaten to slam the brakes on smart growth and livability efforts in Arlington and throughout Northern Virginia. House Bills 1998 and 1999, put forward by Delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-Fairfax), have been dubbed the “Anti-Livability” bills by local transportation reformers. HB 1998 seeks to […]

Today’s Headlines

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As House Punts on Transpo Bill, Senate Stops Short of Opposing Extension (Hill) The Four Unsung Heroes who Got the Senate Bill Passed (Trans. Issues Daily) Bicycle Advocates Hone Their Message for Today’s Hill Visits (BikeLeague) At National Bike Summit, Growing Cycling Beyond Usual Suspects (BikePortland) Standoff Over Transpo Bill Could Eat Into Spring Construction […]