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Caterpillar CEO talks up prospects of highway bill, says U.S. has a lot to learn about public-private partnerships

Caterpillar CEO talks up prospects of highway bill,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 04, 2014

What are the prospects for the federal government passing a multi-year highway bill soon? Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman and chief executive ...

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation bill, announces $600 million in competitive grants

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

President Barack Obama has proposed a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill with the aim of avoiding the Highway Trust ...

Obama orders tighter fuel economy standards for work trucks, praises Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck

Obama orders tighter fuel economy standards for work...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are set to receive a second round of standards that will tighten limits on fuel economy ...

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is the next Obamacare

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 22, 2013

California is chugging along in it's crusade to build a high-speed rail system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. How ...

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by asking the EPA to calculate how many jobs they’ve destroyed

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 31, 2013

The president spent an hour last week giving a speech detailing yet another jobs program. During the last election cycle ...

Obama slashes review and approval times for infrastructure projects

Obama slashes review and approval times for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 24, 2013

As he said he would do shortly after his infrastructure-heavy State of the Union address, President Barack Obama has signed ...

Immigration bill gains Senate committee’s approval, retains limit on construction visas but increases H-1B visas for highly skilled workers

Immigration bill gains Senate committee’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 23, 2013

With a 13-5 vote Tuesday night, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration bill that would give 11.5 million immigrants ...

AED and 17 construction industry groups call for House to support approval of Keystone XL pipeline

AED and 17 construction industry groups call for House...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 22, 2013

In a letter addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, the ...

Obama taps Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary

Obama taps Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 30, 2013

According to a report from our sister site Better Roads, President Barack Obama has tapped Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony ...

Copies of President Obama's 2014 Fiscal Year Budget. Credit: Associated Press

Obama budget slashes funding for DERA’s emissions...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 12, 2013

Let’s see...Solyndra gets $535 million in government cheese, goes belly up without ever producing a single product or service.  Al ...

Obama’s 2014 budget includes $50B for infrastructure, “full support” for MAP-21

Obama’s 2014 budget includes $50B for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 12, 2013

President Barack Obama has submitted his 2014 Fiscal Year Budget to Congress and a great deal of money has been ...

Obama asks Congress to pass $21 billion bill for infrastructure improvements

Obama asks Congress to pass $21 billion bill for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 02, 2013

On Friday, President Barack Obama proposed a $21 billion package of improvements for the country's infrastructure, reports our sister site ...

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