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Thursday
Aug052010

Rough patch on road fixes

Omaha World Herald

August 2, 2010

Nebraska's highway improvement program is once again headed down a road to nowhere.

Though federal stimulus dollars provided a hefty one-time boost this past year, the state's budget for highway construction is back on its downward trend. In real dollars, such spending is nearly one-fourth below where it was seven years earlier…

Thursday
Aug052010

Private mineral owners in Wyoming banding together to auction off oil rights

Los Angeles Times

July 29, 2010

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A group of people who own mineral rights in eastern Wyoming say they're planning to sell those rights to oil developers in a public auction.

Energy companies have been snapping up federal, state and private leases in eastern Wyoming amid speculation that new drilling techniques could cause the Niobrara Shale to become a significant source of oil…

Thursday
Aug052010

House Approves Bill to Rescind $713 Million in Unspent Highway & Transit Earmarks  

AASTHO

July 30, 2010

The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would rescind unspent funds authorized for lawmakers' earmarks in surface transportation bills dating back 23 years.

The Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings, & Accountability Act (HR 5730) would cancel $713 million of federal-aid highway contract authority for 309 member-designated "high-priority projects" from the surface transportation authorization acts of 1987, 1991, 1998, and 2005. Representatives approved the bill by a vote of 394-23…

Friday
Jun182010

Midland Economic Development Corporation joins Ports-to-Plains Alliance

On behalf of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance Board of Directors and staff, I would like to extend a huge welcome to Mike Hatley and the Midland Economic Development Corporation as our newest Alliance member!

Thursday
Jun032010

Senator Kent Conrad hosted an official US Senate Budget Committee Hearing in Watford City to lay out the needs of the region.

Thursday
Jun032010

Rail Planning under way (San Angelo Times)

Thursday
Jun032010

Ports-to-Plains May 2010 Newsletter

Golden Spread Electric groundbreaking ceremony in Abernathy, Texas/Alstom to construct wind turbine assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas/CDOT commitments fulfilled/Theodore Roosevelt Expressway signs in North Dakota/Gulf Oil Spill/Article written by Lethbridge Mayor Bob Tarleck

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Monday
May242010

Join the Ports-to-Plains Alliance for dinner at Mt. Rushmore on Sept. 8, 2010!

Mark your calendar! Ports-to-Plains Annual Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota is scheduled for Sept. 8-10, 2010. Make plans to attend and join us for dinner at Mt. Rushmore on the first evening of the conference!