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Taxpayers save $78 million as FHA expedites bridge project reviews

GasBuddy Blog -- You don't hear this very often -- the Federal Highway Administration has come up with a way to save taxpayers money and speed the time it takes to repair old bridges, by doing away with individual historic preservation reviews for common bridge types built after 1945.

Eliminating the red tape is easier said than done, but for the FHWA it's working. Before older bridges can be repaired or replaced, they must undergo an individual historic preservation review. FHWA has identified approximately 196,000 bridges that are old but not historic and could be exempt from individual review by substituting a programmatic review, streamlining a process that would save taxpayers roughly $78 million in project funds over the next 10 years that would...


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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:14:36 PM

This is what happens when things run on schedule.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 7:42:01 AM

nice to see the taxpayer not paying as much. Doesn't happen too often...
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All I can say is, "It's about time someone use's their head."
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 10:49:00 AM

What an unusual idea - the government saving time and money.
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Nice
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great
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ok
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yesterday's news
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 12:34:25 PM

old post.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 12:25:09 PM

Good.
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myambro
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:50:23 AM

Let's get it straight. Tax money is $$ that citizens earned with their own hard work and labor that is taken away from them by threat of imprisonment.
Why does the media treat all $$ as belonging to the gov't and any $$ the gov't doesn't take from us is a gift?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:36:02 AM

Yesterdays news
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tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:30:00 AM

Taxpayers save $78 million as FHA expedites bridge project reviews, saving taxpayer money is a good thing! FHA? FHWA! The government is good at creating Red Tape, eliminating it is better. Necessary checks and balances for projects should already be in place. Fix the most needed bridge or road repair or replacements first, then move on to other necessary but less demanding projects. Save $78 million here but blow it on some solar panel business that will declare bankruptcy.
A very small savings in a huge sea of government debt! Government thinking gone wild!
The federal and state fuel tax is for the repair and replacement of roads and bridges, just make sure it is used for that and nothing else. Do Not place the state fuel tax money in the state's general fund to be used elsewhere at the whim of some state official!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:26:19 AM

Federal Government under Obummer savings us money! Yea The One is going to Lower sea Levels, the Lame are going to walk and our National Debt is going Down! Oh Yea! There really is a tooth fairy!????
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:23:04 AM

At least it is in the right direction and not the wrong direction. But it is more of a look than a step.
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old
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:57:55 AM

Good, that will slow the debt a tiny speck.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:50:48 AM

It will save us nothing. They will take that $78 million and spend it somewhere else.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:41:36 AM

Hasn't this been going fora week now??????
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:37:53 AM

Way to go common sense. Glad to see you still exist.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:37:48 AM

OLD NEWS....
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old news
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ok
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Old news.
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:30:39 AM


Less government = lower costs

Remember in November!
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Cool.
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:26:27 AM

Would be nice if this was the beginning of a new trend....
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:26:10 AM

Read this weeks ago.....
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:24:22 AM

how much have we lost already?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:24:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:23:51 AM

200,000 bridges to be inspected, that a work back log
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:23:41 AM

Yesterday's story.... old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:21:49 AM

Save what?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:21:24 AM

sounds good but the construction companies will get it due to cost over runs.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:20:55 AM

Yeah right.
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yesterdays story
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:20:43 AM

Through whose administrations have the bridges and roads been so neglected?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:20:33 AM

k
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Great if it works.
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I'm all for saving money where you can.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:19:34 AM

That is good if they save $78 million, but politicians will find a way to spend it anyway...
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:19:04 AM

I'm all for saving some money.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:18:58 AM

more to spend on middle east wars!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:18:12 AM

okay.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:15:57 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:15:31 AM


Any taxes saved is great. Get it built.

[Edited by: INBwana at 9/26/2012 10:16:23 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:14:40 AM

The reduction of paperwork and delay.
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sweet
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