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Safety Can't Be Compromised as Part of Transportation Funding Bill

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. today and 28 percent of urban roads are in substandard condition. Quite simply, the nation's transportation infrastructure is in crisis. Congress has the ability to change it. But it must put forward a bill that takes both funding and safety seriously.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: How Bad Are Your State's Bridges? | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama urged repairs of "the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country." H...

Millions Of Drivers Relying On 'Structurally Deficient' Bridges

Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

More than one in ten of America's 605,000 bridges were classified as "structurally deficient" in 2011. 67,000 spans were restricted to light vehicles,...

GOP Lawmakers Spin The Facts In Key Argument

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's an outrageous tale: The federal government spends one out of every $10 in transportation aid on wasteful projects such as refurbish...

Obama Pushes Congress On Transportation Spending Bill

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will make a push for more transportation spending on Wednesday. The White House says Obama will urge Congress to...

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Extension Of Transportation Funds Currently Set To Expire | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to spur additional job creation, the Obama administration will push Congress to keep surface transportation spendin...

The Problem With Potholes: Neglected Road Repair Poses Huge Liabilities for Many States

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

For decades, states have invested disproportionately in road expansion and left regular repair and preservation underfunded. As a result of these spen...