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Bipartisan group announces infrastructure bill agreement reached; measure still needs congressional support

July 5, 2021 – President Joe Biden and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have forged an agreement on a package that would include $579 billion in new investments for roads and bridges, broadband internet, electric utilities and other items that are considered more traditional infrastructure. The agreement on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework still needs to be considered by both houses of Congress. The plan also includes monies for clean water infrastructure and public transportation systems, and Biden says it was the largest federal investment in public transit in history and

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Welcome to the NCFOR Blog!

The National Coalition for Open Roads is excited to launch this blog which designed to keep you informed and, sometimes, entertained.  Our writers will change from time to time, but our goals will remain the same – to educate our readers, raise public awareness, promote wise public polices and keep political leaders engaged.  We hope you’ll share what you find!

Spending Less Sometimes Costs More – Value Always Trumps Price

Our collective experiences have shown us that sometimes governments (as well as companies and individuals) opt to buy the cheapest products in

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Senate Committee Unanimously Advances $303.5 Billion Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee May 26 approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021 by a 20-0 vote. The committee agreed to 19 amendments that could achieve unanimous support, though more than 90 were offered. Bipartisan leaders on the committee commended the legislation for balancing local needs with federal priorities.

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PHOTOS: WYDOT PLOWING DEEP SNOW TO OPEN SNOWY RANGE ROAD BY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

CASPER, Wyo. — Snow plow crews are working to clear Wyoming Highway 130, known as Snowy Range Road, and Wyoming Highway 70.  Both highways are on track to open by Memorial Day weekend, according to WYDOT. In the meantime, the highways remain closed. “Please do NOT drive through road closure gates,” WYDOT says. “There’s still a lot of snow, driving on the closed areas is a safety concern.”

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