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President Obama has announced an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. Along with the recently touted “infrastructure bank,” Thursday’s announcement shows additional...more
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SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Aims to MARKUP HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL -
While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the...more
On June 4, 2014, the first budget (Budget) of the new Liberal government, in power since April 7, 2014, was tabled in the Québec National Assembly. The Budget provides for certain measures to relaunch the Plan Nord, as...more
High Stakes for a Short-Term Fix and a Long-Term Solution -
While Congress has four months until the current surface transportation authorization, MAP-21, is due to expire, the Highway Trust Fund could become...more
Details from Each Chamber:
The House worked through the Calendar this week, joining the Senate for a Joint Assembly on Wednesday to elect a number of judges. Tuesday, the House cleared some of their...more
The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled a six-year surface transportation bill last night that would maintain current funding under MAP-21 legislation expiring in September,...more
The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee released a bipartisan six-year surface transportation bill late yesterday evening. The bill, titled the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, will be marked up by the committee on...more
On April 29, 2014, President Obama delivered a draft of "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America" or "GROW AMERICA"...more
In hopes of modernizing the nation's infrastructure, President Obama revealed a plan to invest $302 billion in transportation over the next four years. As reported in Politico , the President hopes the additional funds will...more
On February 26, President Obama announced a proposal to fund a four year surface transportation bill that would increase spending by 22% for highways and 70% for transit over current levels. The White House provided a Fact...more
Public servants with the utmost integrity also need to be aware of what is happening ethically around the state. In today’s climate, every public agency’s image is impacted by the missteps or misconduct of others. Below...more
In the first week of February 2014, the Mexican lower house of Congress passed a bill that opens the country’s rail freight sector. As a result, lawmakers expect new investments, lower prices, and a broader rail share of the...more
After years of effort by multiple administrations and after overcoming difficult political hurdles in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Commonwealth has finally addressed its steadily worsening transportation...more
Last week I attended an invitation only round table organized by Karen Hedlund, Deputy Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. The round table was held in conjunction with the High Speed Rail Conference held...more
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INFRASTRUCTURE BANK LEGISLATION -
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is expected to introduce an infrastructure bank bill during the week of September 16 that is similar to the 2011 “BUILD Act,”...more
Before departing Washington, DC for the traditional August Congressional recess, Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) announced that they are forming the Congressional Caucus on Public-Private...more
Showing concern for the TIFIA JPO’s slow pace of credit approvals for major US transportation, on July 24, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works conducted an oversight hearing on the implementation of the...more
In This Presentation:
- A.Economic Development:
- B.Practice and...more
Possibly lost in the shuffle of the rollout last week is the news that the President’s budget proposal (PDF) includes $130 million to help fund two significant transit system improvements in Los Angeles, the Regional...more
This week, the Obama administration released its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Notably, the budget encourages private investment in infrastructure projects through various liberalizations of the tax laws relating...more
President Obama recently announced the Rebuild America Partnership plan (RAPP), a bipartisan effort focused on rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure and driving economic growth. Through RAPP, the President proposes to...more
In This Issue:
- Governor Does Not Act on Veto Threat
- Appropriations Committee Continues Public Hearings on Biennial Budget
- Governor Explores Medicaid Expansion
- Legislature Gets a Snow Day
Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction -
On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more
A Billion Here or There -
Now that the President has another four years and the budget chasm is before the country. The so-called fiscal cliff comes. Of the many ways to save money, the Congress has chosen the meat...more
The following is a summary of the 2012 legislative changes affecting school districts. Click here for a pdf of the entire summary or click the links below to review the specific topics (see full alert for pdf and links). To...more
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