Inside Info on Chao

Dec. 21, 2016 – According to Politico, if the Senate confirms her as transportation secretary, Elaine Chao will focus on ensuring that the DOT effectively enforces safety regulations, streamlining the processes for infrastructure projects and fairly treating both rural and urban areas of the country. Chao outlined the issues she wants to tackle as the head of the DOT for a…

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Trust Fund Patch Coming

July 25, 2014 – The Senate is poised to vote on legislation to ensure federal highway funds continue to flow to the states before Congress adjourns for the five-week August recess. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill July 15 that transfers $10.8 billion from the general fund into the Highway Trust Fund and extends current highway and transit…

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New York Fracking Moratorium Considered

A moratorium on high-volume, horizontal, hydraulic fracturing was passed in the New York State Assembly and delivered to the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, passed the Assembly by a vote of 89 to 34. If passed in the Senate, the bill, A.5424-b, would ban the drilling practice for three years from the day it is signed, according…

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Getting into a ‘Boxer’ Match

February 19, 2014 – A new federal transportation funding mechanism is beginning to move forward. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speaking at a hearing on the Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in Our Transportation Infrastructure, said, “It is critical for our nation to continue investing in our aging infrastructure. Therefore, preserving the…

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