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Posts Tagged ‘Pete Ruane’

Mixed Reactions to Obama’s New $300 Billion Transportation Bill

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
President Obama in St. Paul

On February 26, President Obama climbed the steps of St. Paul, MN’s Union Depot train station to announce his new vision for transportation funding. The bill includes a competition for $600 million in transportation dollars, and a four-year surface transportation reauthorization to the tune of $300 billion.

Stakeholders on both sides of the fence have been quick to form opinions, and the fate of the bill remains uncertain–though most agree that action is urgently needed. Selected reactions from the transportation community are excerpted below.

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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The Infrastructure World Responds to Obama’s Victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Infrastructure experts from around the country welcome the Obama Administration back to the Whitehouse, and express the urgency of turning our attention toward infrastructure.

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Warnings of an “Infrastructure Crisis” are Meeting with Skepticism

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 26
Is the “infrastructure crisis” a myth or a reality? Many within the transportation community firmly believe that the crisis is real. They point out that many of our roads, bridges and transit systems are approaching the end of their useful life and are badly in need of repair, reconstruction and modernization.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Pete Ruane, AICP – President & CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Dr. T. Peter Ruane is the president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a 110-year old national federation of public and private transportation construction interests with 6,000 members headquartered in Washington, D.C.  He has over 40 years of diversified experience in the economic development, transportation, construction and national defense fields. […]

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