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Posts Tagged ‘Highway Trust Fund’

Reflections on the Impending Congressional Transportation Actions

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

What about major new infrastructure investments? Undoubtedly, they will be necessary in the longer run because of the need to replace aging facilities and accommodate future growth in population. But major capital expenditures can be—indeed, will have to be —deferred until the recession has ended, the economy has started growing again and the federal budget deficit has been brought under control.

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Gridlock Sam: The Tea Party’s Bridge to Beyond Nowhere

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
It’s so easy to get on the bandwagon: lower my taxes, smaller and more efficient government, don’t touch my liberties, throw the bums out, etc. But what if that bandwagon has to cross a bridge? And what if that bridge hasn’t been maintained in years?

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Two Bold Predictions

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Two bold predictions concerning the future of the federal surface transportation program have caught our eye in recent days. Both have come from respected veterans of the transportation scene so they cannot be lightly dismissed as speculations of some anonymous bloggers.

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The Federal Surface Transportation Program Gets a New Lease on Life

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The HIRE Act (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, H.R. 2847, P.L 111-147), signed by the President on March 18, has placed the federal surface transportation program on a firm footing and taken the pressure off the lawmakers and the White House to come up with a more permanent solution — at least for a while.

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Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

POLICYLINK
In St. Louis, MO, major cuts in bus service this spring left workers, students, disabled people, and elderly residents stranded and feeling bereft. Stuart and Dianne Falk, who are both in wheelchairs, told CNN they no longer would be able to get to the gym or the downtown theater company where they volunteer. “To be saddled, to be imprisoned, that is what it is going to feeling like,” Stuart Falk said…

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