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Secretary Foxx Sends Transportation Bill to Congress

Secretary Foxx Sends Transportation Bill to Congress
GROW AMERICA Act would create jobs, provide certainty for country’s future growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today unveiled a long-term transportation bill he is sending to Congress for consideration as the House and Senate face looming deadlines to avoid the economic uncertainty and job loss that would ensue if the Highway Trust Fund runs out of money this summer.  The GROW AMERICA Act reflects President Obama’s vision for a four-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that would create millions of jobs and lay the foundation for long-term competitiveness, rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges while providing much-needed certainty for local and state governments and addressing the country’s future needs.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to I-635 LBJ Freeway

Highlights Project’s Potential Economic Impact as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

GARLAND, Texas -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited the proposed I-635 LBJ Freeway East improvement project near Dallas today as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, calling it an investment in Texas’ economic future that could be achieved if Congress would support a long-term transportation bill.   The Secretary’s visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.  Secretary Foxx was joined by Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and numerous local and state officials.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to I-49 North Segment K in Shreveport

Highlights Project’s Economic Impact as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

SHREVEPORT, La. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined state and local officials at the “Segment K” I-49 extension project as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, calling it an investment in Louisiana’s economic future that could be replicated across the country if Congress would support a long-term transportation bill.  “Segment K” is part of a corridor that, when completed, will connect the ports of Shreveport and New Orleans to markets around the world.  The Secretary’s visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Atlanta BeltLine Visit

Highlights Project’s Economic Impact as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

ATLANTA – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to tour the east side of the Atlanta BeltLine, calling it an example of the sort of large-scale job creation and transportation investment that Congress can make possible nationwide by reauthorizing a long-term transportation bill this year.  The Secretary’s visit is part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.

Nashville’s I-40 bridge project: An opportunity to improve lives, create jobs

Over the past two days, I’ve visited projects where investment in transportation has made a huge difference in peoples’ lives, creating jobs and lifting whole communities.  Unfortunately, there are some communities where there isn’t enough funding for investments like these.

That’s why I visited Nashville, Tennessee this afternoon – meeting with Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee DOT – to see the I-40 bridges.

Photo of Secretary Foxx speaking at the Nashville I-40 bridge project event

 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Pickaway County Connector

Highlights Project’s Economic Impact in First Stop of Invest in America Bus Tour

COLUMBUS, Ohio – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined state and local officials today to kick off his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour at the Pickaway County Connector project, calling it an investment in Ohio’s economic future that could be replicated across the country if Congress would support a long-term transportation bill.  The Secretary’s visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Recommends $2.5 Billion to Expand Transit Options that Improve Access to Jobs and Opportunities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today highlighted $2.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget to advance the construction or completion of 26 rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and streetcar projects in 16 states. These projects, competitively funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program (CIG), will create or sustain thousands of good construction-related jobs and help communities expand transportation choices that offer new ladders of opportunity for hard-working families.

DOT FY 2013 Program Inventory

This report describes each of the Department of Transportation’s 62 programs, which are managed by the 12 Operating Administrations and the Office of the Secretary. The descriptions include program definitions and the Strategic Goals and Strategic Objectives they support. The report also includes the total Budgetary Resources of each DOT Operating Administration for FY 2012 (enacted), FY 2013 (requested level), and FY 2014 (requested level).

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