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March 6, 2012

U.S. mayors to Congress: Pass transportation bill

A letter signed by 188 U.S. mayors urged the House and Senate to enact bicameral, bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization legislation. In addition, the mayors also reiterated their strong opposition to a pending House bill that proposes to shift gas tax revenues away from public transportation.


July 7, 2011

Proposed transportation bill calls for deep spending cuts

Six-year transportation reauthorization bill proposal calls for spending $230 billion. Proposed spending level would cause cuts in funding to states for road and bridge programs, prompting massive job losses and further deterioration of infrastructure, critics warn.


May 26, 2011

Bipartisan group supports boost in funds for public transportation

The increase was included in an agreement reached between Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who chairs the committee; Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the committee's top Republican; and other senators on nearly $55 billion a year overall for the next big transportation bill.


May 16, 2011

Report offers Congress cost-effective transit solutions

Outlines seven tools that would significantly improve the nation’s transportation system by reducing future congestion, planning for the future, better utilizing existing capacity and increasing the safety of roads and bridges.


May 6, 2011

UMA, NSTA host joint meeting on Capitol Hill

Participants from both organizations heard from an array of members of Congress on transportation-specific topics, such as the highway reauthorization bill.


July 15, 2009

Former Ariz. DOT chief to head FHWA

Victor Mendez oversaw the construction of the regional freeway system in the Phoenix area that was built six years ahead of schedule and delivered statewide construction programs on time, including major infrastructure improvements throughout the state.


April 2, 2009

AASHTO launches transit awareness campaign

Includes a Website outlining authorization proposals and supplying facts about America's transportation infrastructure, as well as a host of examples and information on issues ranging from safety and congestion to freight and transit.


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