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Every Word Matters – 11/7/13

#Sequestration Every word should matter, but in today’s media frenzy, the most important policymakers’ words often get lost or distorted. Here’s our daily, unfiltered roundup of the most important tweets by those shaping policy today, straight from them in 140

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Infrastructure Alert – August 6, 2013

On Friday, both the House and Senate began their summer recess and will not return until Monday, September 9. After returning from the recess, Congress will have several pressing infrastructure issues to consider. Both the House and the Senate have

Posted in appropriations, Articles, Budget Control Act, Department of Transportation, P3, ports, public-private partnership, sequestration, THUD, TIGER, Washington, D.C., Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – June 19, 2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and has the potential to serve as a roadmap for

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, carbon tax, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NHTSA, P3, public-private partnership, sequestration, TIGER, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 6, 2013

Following the I-5 bridge collapse in Washington and the Baltimore train derailment, expect a medley of Congressional hearings, investigations and proposed legislation to address the shortcoming of the national infrastructure and what should be done to ameliorate deteriorating transportation systems.

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, CBP, DHS, FAA, gas tax, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, NTSB, sequestration, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – May 21, 2013

On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects.  The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in half. Among the departments participating are the

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Infrastructure Alert – May 1, 2013

President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.  Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the construction of a new runway at Charlotte Douglas

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Posted in Articles, FAA, sequestration, TIGER, Washington, D.C., WRDA

Infrastructure Alert – April 17, 2013

Last week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget, outlining several proposals to fund new infrastructure programs.  The budget proposes $40 billion for “Fix it First” projects to repair existing infrastructure, as well as $10 billion for new infrastructure spending.  The

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Budget, dredging, FAA, gas tax, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Bank, sequestration, Washington, D.C., WRDA

Infrastructure Alert – March 13, 2013

Sequestration began on March 1, and federal agencies are still in the process of sending out furlough notifications and determining specific program cuts.  The continuing resolution authorizing current federal spending will expire March 27, and without legislation, a government shutdown

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Posted in Articles, continuing resolution, FAA, gas tax, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, sequestration, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – February 27, 2013

As Washington and the rest of the country brace for cuts from the sequester to kick in on March 1, Florida Gov. Rick Scott surprised many and confirmed others’ predictions by announcing his state will expand its Medical program, and

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Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Articles, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, sequestration, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – February 26, 2013

Following President Obama’s State of the Union call for a national infrastructure policy, the White House released this fact sheet, providing some details of the plan thus far.  The fact sheet outlines calls for cutting red tape, encouraging public-private partnerships,

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