Jim Watts

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Congress Averts Funding Shutdown with HTF Fix
August 1, 2014 The Senate keeps transportation dollars flowing with for at least 10 months with last-minute approval of the House's $11...

House Sends Its Original HTF Bill Back to Senate
July 31, 2014 The House rejected the Senate's amendments to its $10.8 billion, 10-month bailout of the Highway Trust Fund on Thursday...

Senate Adopts HTF Fix with December Deadline
July 30, 2014 The Senate adopted legislation that would provide a five-month, $8 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund that extends the...

Maryland Seeks Proposals for $2.4 Billion Rail P3
July 30, 2014 Maryland asks four consortiums for proposals to build and finance $2.4 billion Purple Line commuter rail project.

HTF Center of a Political Game of Chicken
July 30, 2014 The House and Senate seem to be playing a political game of chicken with the Highway Trust Fund, sending differing bills to...

Highway Contracts Slow; Senate to Soon Vote on HTF Bill
July 29, 2014 Highway construction project awards slacken in 2014 as states gird for possible delays, cuts in federal transportation spending.

$3B Metrorail Extension Through Virginia Begins Service
July 28, 2014 Trains are now carrying passengers on the first segment of Washington rail system extension funded with $3 billion of federal...

USDA Opens $10 Billion Rural Infrastructure P3 Fund
July 25, 2014 The Agriculture Department and CoBank have formed a $10 billion fund to spur private investment in rural public infrastructure.

Interstate Tolls Option For Highway Funding
July 24, 2014 Allowing states to toll existing highways as an infrastructure funding option divides transportation industry advocates.

Senators to Push for Longer Term Transportation Funding Bill This Year
July 22, 2014 Three senators hope to offer an amendment on Senate floor that rejects budget gimmicks and requires passage in 2014 of a...


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