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Airlines seek additional federal funds to keep staff on board as pandemic continues

Sep 18, 2020
Airline executives are pressing for another $25 billion in aid to prevent job cuts into next year.
Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly, center, speaks with other airline executives after a meeting at the White House regarding an extension of federal aid on Sept. 17.
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States and cities that raise tolls and taxes may get a leg up for federal infrastructure money

Apr 27, 2018
What’s that old saying? You’ve got to spend money to make money? The U.S. Department of Transportation is trying a variant on that when it comes to funding road and bridge improvements. It’s tripled the amount of money in what’s known as the BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program to $1.5 billion. But part of the criteria for state […]