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  • VIDEO --- Anthony Foxx: U.S. needs long-term transportation funding plan

    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said Monday that he and the previous 11 transportation secretaries will release an open letter to Congress demanding action on a long-term transportation investment plan.

  • How to shore up the highway fund

    The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.

  • Roads are in bad shape, but just how bad?

    Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.

  • Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who...

  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding. The new program is designed to encourage collaboration...

  • VIDEO: Obama pushes plan for private funding of public roads

    President Obama traveled to Delaware on Thursday to announce a new infrastructure initiative aimed at partnering the private and public sectors.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 17

    President Obama today will travel to Delaware where he'll announced a new infrastructure initiative at the Port of Wilmington.

  • Cuomo: Rail strike would hold commuters 'hostage'

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo publicly waded into a labor dispute Wednesday that threatens to bring the nation's largest commuter railroad to a standstill. Cuomo said a strike on the Long Island Rail Road would be "highly disruptive" to nearly...

  • Who'll build the roads?

    "Tea Party members don't think there's a federal role in transportation!" complained Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week, near the site of a $5.8 million highway project.

  • VIDEO: Obama backs GOP highway bill

    President Obama said Tuesday he supports House Republicans' plan to temporarily fund the Highway Trust Fund through may 2015, but that a long-term solution will be needed.

  • White House backs GOP highway bill, putting it at odds with Democrats

    The White House signaled support late Monday for a short-term Republican fix to the Highway Trust Fund, backing a GOP bill slammed by Democratic leadership.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 14

    The Highway Trust Fund will be at the center of Capitol Hill this week as lawmakers look to find ways to replenish the fund before it runs dry.

  • Obama wants to make this week all about infrastructure

    For the White House, it's infrastructure week. Even as House Republicans debate a lawsuit against President Obama for overstepping his executive authority and critics focus on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama will instead put the spotlight on America's roads, bridges and railways....

  • Truck hit by object thrown from Thruway overpass

    WHEATLAND, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they're investigating damage caused to a tractor-trailer by an object that was tossed from a Thruway overpass in western New York. Investigators say the truck was traveling on Interstate 90 early Thursday morning when it was struck by an object that was...

  • South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking. Lee Ju-yeol, governor at the Bank of Korea, said Thursday that South Korea's economy will expand 3.8 percent...



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