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House Passes Transportation Extension Unanimously, Moves to Senate

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an extension to continue programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for four months and to continue federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs for six months. The current bill funding the FAA expires Friday, while the current version of the surface transportation reauthorization is scheduled to run through … Read More

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Advocates Call for Transportation Equity at Ohio Meeting

Friday, June 3, 2011

Civil rights, labor, disability, low-income, and other advocates held a public meeting at the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus, Ohio, on June 1 to draw attention to the transportation needs of millions of Americans as Congress begins negotiations on a major transportation bill. Participants at the meeting, which included SenatorSherrod Brown, D–Ohio, via video, told stories … Read More

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Transportation Equity Creates Jobs, Expands Access

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In testimony submitted to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee last week, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, stressed the importance of transportation equity as a pressing civil and human rights issue facing our country. “Smart and equitable transportation systems connect us to jobs, schools, housing, health … Read More

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New Coalition Applauds President’s Call for Transportation Investment

Monday, January 31, 2011

A new coalition dedicated to increasing and improving transportation options for all Americans – particularly those in minority and low-income communities – is applauding President Obama for highlighting the need to invest in transportation to help rebuild America during his State of the Union address last Tuesday. A new coalition dedicated to increasing and improving … Read More

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