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Oberstar releases full transportation bill text

Chairman Jim Oberstar (D., MN) and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released the full 775-page Transportation Bill text.

Jun 22nd, 2009

The no. 13 line
Looking for a New Way to Fund Transportation Infrastructure – a Road Less Traveled

As the sage Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” When it comes to financing transportation infrastructure, our nation has come to a fork in the road and we must take action.

Jun 19th, 2009

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Transportation Bill faces ‘reality’

Expiring on October 1, the law authorizing federal highway and transit programs was expected to be renewed sometime this legislative session. This past Wednesday, however, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asked for an 18 month extension of the transportation law that would delay the planned reauthorization past the 2010 congressional midterm elections.

Jun 18th, 2009

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Headlines: ‘City of the Future? Denver’s New Urbanism’

A roundup of links to local stories of national importance to the state of America's infrastructure.

Jun 10th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
Overview

President Barack Obama has called for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. The intention: To create a structure so public works projects could be, according to the President while campaigning last year, “determined not by politics, but by what will maximize our safety and homeland security; what will keep our environment clean and our economy strong.” Still, it is unclear how a National Infrastructure Bank would function -- or even be established.

Blueprint America looks at the possibility of the Bank -- both the design and implementation of -- in interviews with Felix Rohatyn, author of Bold Endeavors: How our government built America, and why it must rebuild now, and Stan Hazelroth, Executive Director of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. Additionally, a breakdown of the progress of the National Infrastructure Bank so far.

Jun 5th, 2009

THE DIG
Big Delays in Washington State

A roundup of links to local stories of national importance to the state of America's infrastructure.

May 26th, 2009

THE DIG
Water managers OK buyout for Everglades restoration in Florida

A roundup of links to local stories of national importance to the state of America's infrastructure.

May 20th, 2009

the no. 13 line
The Interstate Rail Defense Network

President Obama’s high-speed rail plan is noble but sounds like and is today just a way to speed trips between certain cities (10 corridors at the moment). That’s just too short-sighted. We need a vision that links the country, all the major urban centers, together with high-speed rail.

May 20th, 2009

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States at odds with cities on stimulus spending

A roundup of links to local stories of national importance to the state of America's infrastructure.

May 12th, 2009
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