TIGER Grant Awards Announced: Includes More Than $31 Million in Planning Grants

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TIGER Grant Awards Announced: Includes More Than $31 Million in Planning Grants

Washington, DC (September 12, 2014) – Today, The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced the recipients of 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants worth $584 million for 72 transportation projects. Of the 72 grant awards, there are 31 planning awards in 25 states including D.C. totaling $31,652,139. Of the four planning awards […]

NARC Signs Freight Alliance Letter Supporting Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, an alliance of 18 shipping and transportation provider/planning groups, released a platform of nine principles for consideration in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation. The letter indicates support for a strong federal role in transportation programs to maintain interstate and foreign commerce and develop a more competitive freight network. The next […]

NARC and AMPO Release Member Survey Results: MPOs Polled for Reaction to Change in Board Structure

Washington, DC (September 4, 2014) – The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) – the national associations that represent the nation’s Metropolitan Planning Associations (MPOs) – today released the results of a survey conducted of the groups’ members. The purpose of the survey was to solicit MPO […]

NARC Requests Extension of Comment Period for Planning Rule

On August 20, NARC sent a letter to Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), requesting a two-week extension of the comment period for the FHWA and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning. Click HERE to read the letter.

Highway Trust Fund Patch Clears Congress: Bill Goes to President for Signature

Washington, DC (August 1, 2014) –With a vote of 81-13, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to provide a $10.8 billion funding patch for the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) late last night – the fifth patch since 2008. The bill will keep the HTF solvent through May or June of 2015, and the transportation […]

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