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Oregon DOT seeks account managers for pilot user fee program

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2014

Oregon DOT seeks account managers for pilot user fee program

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking vendors to run its Road Usage Charge program, AASHTO Journal reports. The voluntary pilot program, which uses a per-mile charge instead of the gas tax, is slated to begin July 1, 2015. The Oregon ...

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Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

The bridge you are crossing is sponsored by…       When we talk about public-private partnerships, we mostly think of tollways and tolled bridges. But in this age of tax aversion and desperate underfunding, states are exploring smaller-dollar possibilities for the concept, some ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Politics with Earmarks       While the citizenry and media of the United States focused on election polls and campaign rumors this summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation quietly announced that more than $470 million in unobligated earmark funds was being released to ...

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FHWA: State DOTs must ID programs to cut

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 20, 2010

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sent state transportation departments a notice on Aug. 13 instructing the departments to identify no later than Wednesday, Aug. 25, which federal highway programs they will cut as a result of a $2.2 billion rescission ...

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House votes to add $521 Million to Federal Highway Program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2010

The House of Representatives approved legislation on May 28, 2010 that would provide $521 million in additional highway funding, increasing allocations for 37 states, according to the AASHTO Journal. The following is what information appeared in the AASHTO Journal: This provision is ...

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Highway, transit shutdown ends with enactment of one-month extension

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 03, 2010

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend legal authority for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama, who has now signed the measure, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation ...

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