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  • Transportation Deal Reached; Draft Conference Report Includes Regional Transportation Planning Organizations

    Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    After nearly 20 years of effort, NADO and its members have made substantial progress in promoting Regional/Rural Transportation Planning Organizations as part of the final SAFETEA-LU reauthorization conference report filed late last night.  While we still have many hours of...

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  • Transportaton Update: Three Days Until Current Authorization Expires

    Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    With only three days remaining before the current authorization (P.L. 112-102) of surface transportation programs expires at midnight on June 30, House and Senate leadership and conference committee negotiators have been working non-stop to complete a final measure. Today marks...

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  • Update on Transportation Reauthorization Bill

    Posted on: June 21st, 2012 by NADO Admin

    With only eight days remaining until the current (and ninth) extension of surface transportation programs (P.L. 112-102) expires on June 30, House and Senate leadership and conference committee negotiators have turned up the heat in hopes of agreeing on a...

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  • Negotiations Continue on Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

    Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by NADO Admin

    NOTE TO NADO MEMBERS:  Negotiations are well under way at the staff level.  If you are concerned about the Regional Transportation Planning Organization issue or the MPO population issue, now is the time to contact your members of Congress that...

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  • NADO Issues Action Alert on Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Posted on: May 7th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Click Here to View the Full NADO Transportation Action Alert SPECIFIC ACTION NEEDED: Urge your Senators and Representatives to support the House language (included in H.R. 7) for state DOT “cooperation” with non-metropolitan local officials in the statewide transportation planning...

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  • House and Senate Leaders Name Conferees to Negotiate Surface Transportation Legislation

    Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    ACTION NEEDED: Please continue to urge your Senators and Representatives to support the House language for state DOT “cooperation” with non-metropolitan local officials in the statewide transportation planning process (including the establishment of Regional Transportation Planning Organizations for areas outside...

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  • Congress Clears 90-Day Extension of Surface Transportation Programs

    Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On March 29, the House passed a 90-day extension of surface transportation programs (H.R. 4281) by a vote of 266-158.  The measure, which only required a simple majority vote to pass, extends programs under the Highway Trust Fund as well...

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  • Senate Finance Chair Releases Funding Ideas for Transportation Bill

    Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    On February 4, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) unveiled his plan, Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic Growth Act of 2012, (http://finance NULL.senate NULL.gov/newsroom/chairman/release/index NULL.cfm?id=4f035bc1-14e2-4bea-8d0b-7e578fa5bfbc) to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through FY2013.  The Senate Finance Committee...

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  • House Transportation Committee Approves Surface Bill After Long, Partisan Markup

    Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On January 31, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led by Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chairman John Duncan (R-TN) unveiled the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act” (H.R. 7).  On February 2, the committee...

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  • Surface Transportation Bills Moving Ahead

    Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    The House and Senate are moving full steam ahead on completing multi-year reauthorization bills for the nation’s federal surface transportation programs for highways, freight, transit, safety and other related issues. As part of the SAFETEA-LU rewrite process, the Senate is...

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