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Nov 1, 2009 9:26 PM
TRG analyst Kathryn Thompson says the latest political posturing over infrastructure spending could push the conversation to a more productive place.
What does this all mean? Perhaps the biggest roadblock to transportation reauthorization debate has been lack of guidance from the White House. Durbin’s unique political position (i.e., Senate majority whip & close ties to Illinois based President Obama) could help bring to light to the Obama administration that the transportation bill is, in fact, a politically worthy cause to address sooner rather than later. Overall, it is clear that the pressure is mounting, driven by state DOTs, industry, and rising unemployment.
Oct 30, 2009 1:53 PM
Ronnie Barrett says state officials told him they were on board with his plans to expand and add 300 jobs just off I-24 in Rutherford County — until they weren't and left him with a building he can't get to.
"TDOT was very in favor of it. They said, 'Yes, we like it. It's an old farm fence out there. I think it's going to be easy just to move the fence,'" said Barrett. "Now we have the inability to be able to win certain government contracts because our building's not big enough."
Oct 30, 2009 10:39 AM
Officials in Nashville, Franklin and Dickson County can expect a stimulus check in the mail for water and wastewater system improvements. The total money being allocated to the three as part of the third round of Recovery Act spending is a shade under $14 million.
Oct 27, 2009 8:03 AM
The National Governors Association recently wrote to lawmakers calling for quick legislastive action that would restore $9 billion in federal money earmarked for transportation projects.
Sep 29, 2009 1:19 PM
Former Army lieutenant colonel promoted into new post
Sep 28, 2009 12:56 PM
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