A Senate panel will take steps this week to break a deadlock in Washington over three major free trade agreements that have been stalled over their potential impact on American workers. The three FTAs are with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution.
Two years ago the US adopted international standards for regulating exhaust emissions from ships. The Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency agreed on what roles they will play in enforcing Annex VI of the International Convention for Prevention of Pollutions from Ships.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses the US deficit, Europe’s woes and the overhauling of the corporate tax system.
Without a lot of federal dollars to be had for states to make large-scale repairs of upgrades to interstate highways, some officials want permission for more interstates to be converted into toll roads. This is something the OOIDA adamantly opposes.
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $5 million in quick release emergency funds available to the North Dakota DOT to immediately begin restoring federal-aid highways damaged by flooding.
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