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TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Jun 26, 2014

TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Oklahoma has significantly improved its roads, bridges and highway safety since 2005, but “uncertainty about future federal funding threatens further progress,” according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Modernizing Oklahoma's Transportation System: Progress and ...

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Hyundai adds 3 wheeled excavators to 9A series

Jun 26, 2014

Hyundai adds 3 wheeled excavators to 9A series

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has expanded its 9A series with three wheeled excavators: the R140W-9A, R180W-9A and R210W-9A. The machines include upgraded features such as improved hydraulics, cab and durability. Each mid-size excavator is powered by a Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Interim ...

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Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Jun 25, 2014

Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Transportation infrastructure in Texas could get a boost in revenue from single-passenger cars in certain high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has proposed creating a partial toll in the HOV lanes on U.S. 75 from LBJ Freeway ...

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Indiana DOT awards $102 million for local transportation projects

Jun 25, 2014

Indiana DOT awards $102 million for local transportation projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is awarding local projects $102 million. Those funds are divided into $70 million for road construction projects, $17 million for bridge construction projects, $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian projects and nearly $3 million for ...

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Sen. Wyden offers short-term patch for transportation funding

Jun 25, 2014

Sen. Wyden offers short-term patch for transportation funding

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has offered a transportation infrastructure funding solution, but it’s not the multi-year plan many transportation advocates have been expecting. Wyden’s proposal -- an amendment to the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways ...

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Decision Lens launches updated platform

Jun 25, 2014

Decision Lens launches updated platform

Decision Lens has launched an platform update that provides deeper analytics and a more powerful resource allocation solution, compared to the previous version. The program is designed to help agencies objectively decide how to allocate funding. Agencies across the nation, including ...

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Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Jun 24, 2014

Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Fitch Ratings released a statement on Tuesday noting that a gas tax increase needs to be paired with another revenue source to provide the necessary funding for transportation projects. Fitch pointed to the recently-proposed 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike as a “positive ...

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Project Plan Room app delivers documents to jobsite

Jun 24, 2014

Project Plan Room app delivers documents to jobsite

Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney has unveiled a new mobile app that aims to improve collaboration between the office and the jobsite. The Project Plan Room app allows users to send construction documents, data and project information in real time ...

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VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

Jun 23, 2014

VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

On Friday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded state departments of transportation that the Highway Trust Fund’s “situation remains dire.” He noted in a letter to state DOT directors that the HTF is projected to run out of money at the end ...

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Rep. Webster introduces bill aimed at improving TIFIA program

Jun 23, 2014

Rep. Webster introduces bill aimed at improving TIFIA program

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill that aims to improve the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program, Politico reports. The bill, dubbed the TIFIA2.0 Act, would change the way projects are selected for TIFIA loans by looking ...

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Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike

Jun 21, 2014

Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike

Delaware drivers can soon expect an increase in certain tolls, but the state’s gas tax will not rise. That’s because Gov. Jack Markell and his administration are raising tolls on Route 1 by $1 -- a move that’s expected to collect ...

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House Dems could propose highway funding solution involving U.S. multinational corporations

Jun 20, 2014

House Dems could propose highway funding solution involving U.S. multinational corporations

House Democrats are expected to propose a new bill to restrict the ability of U.S. multinational corporations that move their headquarters abroad to lower their tax burden at home, with funding raised by the bill earmarked for transportation infrastructure projects, ...

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