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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Charlotte Avenue Bridge

Highlights Need for Improved Safety, Capacity as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined state and local officials at the Charlotte Avenue Bridge today as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, calling the proposed project an example of critical transportation work that is being left undone because of a lack of investment.  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 Visit to Ohio River Bridges Project

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth and state and local officials today at the $2.34 billion Ohio River Bridges project, calling it “an example for the nation” of the sort of large-scale job creation and transportation investment that Congress can make possible 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.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to I-75 Project in Dayton

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

DAYTON, Ohio – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today visited workers at Dayton’s I-75 project as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, 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 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.

Secretary Foxx Announces National Bus Tour to Highlight Importance of Transportation Investment

Invest in America, Commit to the Future Bus Tour Will Highlight Transportation Needs Across the Country

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that he will travel across the country beginning Monday, April 14th to showcase the importance of transportation investment, at a time when the nation’s transportation bill is set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is rapidly running out of funds. The Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour will visit communities that have created jobs and new opportunities by investing in transportation, as well as communities with transportation projects that are waiting on needed funding.  As he travels through eight states, beginning in Columbus, Ohio, and ending in Dallas, Texas, Secretary Foxx will make the case for a robust multi-year Federal investment as proposed by the Obama Administration that will address the current shortfall and meet the country’s future needs, all without adding to the deficit.

New Department of Transportation Report on Highway, Transit Conditions Points to Need for More Investment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that a new report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, 2013 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance, confirms that more investment is needed to maintain and improve the nation's highway and transit systems.  Secretary Foxx has highlighted the need for transportation investment in a series of speeches that take aim at America’s infrastructure deficit and identify ways to use innovation and improved planning to stretch transportation dollars as effectively and efficiently as possible.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $60 Million Loan for U.S. 36 in the Boulder-Denver Region

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $60 million that will help pay for the reconstruction of U.S. 36 express lanes in the Boulder-Denver area, bringing congestion relief to drivers throughout the region.  The TIFIA loan announced today is in addition to an earlier $54 million TIFIA loan provided to Colorado to rebuild U.S. 36, bringing the Department’s total support for the project to $114 million.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Visits I-95 Express Lanes

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today visited the I-95 Express Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, a project that reflects how transportation can help create the type of economic opportunities President Obama discussed in his State of the Union address this week.  The $112 million project used $105 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the Department of Transportation.  Secretary Foxx was joined by U.S. Representatives Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Lois Frankel, along with state and local officials.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Streamline Environmental Reviews for Transit, Highway Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a final rule this week that will significantly cut red tape, while achieving better environmental outcomes, for certain transit and highway projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and spur them towards completion more quickly than in years past.  The new rule responds to President Obama’s call for federal agencies to put people first by streamlining and improving government services wherever possible.

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