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August 15, 2014

Are Feds to blame for lack of high-speed rail network?

An article by CityLab suggests the cause of not having a high-speed rail system in the U.S. is that we have a political system in which the federal government, having devolved virtually all decision-making power to states, cannot prioritize one project over another in the national interest.


April 29, 2014

Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress

The “Grow America Act” reflects President Obama’s vision for a four-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that would create millions of jobs and lay the foundation for long-term competitiveness.


April 17, 2014

Public transportation users save $10,174 annually

The monthly APTA Transit Savings Report examines how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.


April 10, 2014

Foxx to tout transportation investment on bus tour

Secretary Foxx’s tour will include visits to manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities, and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.


March 6, 2014

Obama budget tabs $2.5B to expand transit options

Will create or sustain thousands of good construction-related jobs and help communities expand transportation choices that offer new ladders of opportunity for hard-working families.


March 4, 2014

Obama unveils $300 billion surface transportation bill plan

The plan proposes a reformed business tax structure that would add significantly to federal revenues and increase funding for transportation by an average of about 38% per year.


February 27, 2014

$600M available in round 6 of TIGER program

Will place an emphasis on projects that support reliable, safe, and affordable transportation options that improve connections for both urban and rural communities.


April 11, 2013

President's budget requests $77B for U.S. DOT

Includes $50 billion for immediate investments to support critical infrastructure projects, such as improving America’s roads, bridges, transit systems, border crossings, railways and runways,


March 19, 2013

FTA announces second Sandy relief allocations

A total of $10.9 billion was appropriated for transportation emergency relief. However, this funding is now reduced by 5%, or $545 million, because of the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration that took effect on March 1.


January 29, 2013

Secretary LaHood to step down

Touts success of last four years in letter to U.S. DOT employees.


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