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Jim Watts

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Ryan Expects Short-Term Highway Bill
March 27, 2015 Congress will not find the revenue needed to fund a multi-year federal transportation bill before the most recent short-term...

Bills: States Would Apply Some Federal Road Funds Locally
March 26, 2015 Measures in the House and Senate would set aside for local projects a portion of states’ federal highway funding.

States Defer Road Work as HTF Concerns Grow
March 25, 2015 States have postponed scores of road projects over concerns that federal funding will be delayed during the summer...

States Table Highway Projects as Trust Fund Insolvency Looms
March 25, 2015 States have postponed scores of road projects over concerns that federal funding will be delayed during the summer...

Mayors Launch Campaign For Higher Transportation Funding
March 24, 2015 Mayors will unleash a coast-to-coast political push for a significant increase in federal transportation funding.

Virginia Bay Bridge District Fast-Tracks Subsea Tunnel
March 23, 2015 A subsea traffic tunnel below Chesapeake Bay has been pushed ahead to take advantage of low interest rates.

House Bill Would End Transit Funding
March 20, 2015 A House bill would stop federal funding for public transit and bike paths to protect solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Shuster: Short-Term Transportation Funding Bill Likely
March 19, 2015 Another short-term fix of the Highway Trust Fund is likely as Congress struggles with how to pay for a multiyear...

Airports' Capital Needs Will Exceed Expected Revenues
March 18, 2015 Airport capital needs will total $75.7 billion through 2019 to keep pace with increases in passenger and cargo loads.

State Officials Warn of Highway Funding Chaos
March 17, 2015 State and local officials see chaos ahead for highway funding if Congress doesn't quickly pass a long-term transportation bill.


Some local governments may require extraordinary financial assistance from the Commonwealth, adding to pressure on its general obligations.

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