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FAA Extension – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

President Obama signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 on July 15, thereby allowing the Administration to continue operating until October 2017. The extension contains safety measures that set new medical screening requirements

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Infrastructure Alert – March 26, 2013

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen

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Posted in antitrust, Articles, Budget, continuing resolution, dredging, FAA, gas tax, Internet sales tax, MAP-21, public-private partnership, railroads, TSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 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.

Infrastructure Alert – August 9, 2012

  After failing to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, Congress began its August recess on Friday with members of the House and Senate out of town until the second week of September. At the state level, Georgia voters shot

Posted in Articles, Budget Control Act, Coast Guard, cybersecurity, dredging, FAA, Georgia, Highway Trust Fund, Massachusetts, National Petroleum Council, New York, Obama, public-private partnership, sequestration, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 28, 2012

Last night the members of the Congressional Transportation Conference Committee agreed on a bicameral long term transportation reauthorization bill.  House GOP leaders now have until Saturday at midnight to approve the bill prior to the expiration of the current financing

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Posted in Articles, FAA, Florida, Infrastructure, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, student loans, Texas, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
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