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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

RoadWorks

by John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson   New Life Expectancy Self-curing concrete from Canada and long-lived bridge decks A more durable concrete that will increase the average lifespan of bridge decks by more than 20 years compared to typical high-strength concrete, ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

RoadWorks

Is the Reauthorization wind shifting? The pressure of having no working alternatives to replace the fuel tax continues to build By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Is there some serious ground shifting going on, when it comes to what sort ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson     PIRG Blasts Highway Advocates; ARTBA Blasts PIRG The report is nothing if not blunt: “Highways do not, and — except for brief periods in our nation’s history — never have paid for themselves ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Financial District

Playing with a New Deck The rules of the transportation funding game have changed in Washington. By John Latta Rules about how things may be, can be, should be and are done on Capitol Hill are rarely written simply. And if they are, ...

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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Kirk Landers

Meet the New Hypocrisy. Same as the Old Hypocrisy. By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus When the 112th Congress convened in January, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives made a great show of reading the U.S. Constitution aloud, word for word, ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Going up? Fuel tax hike opponents now have fewer places  to hide. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The pressure on Congress to raise fuel taxes has just been increased. A preliminary report by the co-chairs of the President’s deficit commission, ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Jul 01, 2010

Stuck in traffic Delayed reauthorization costs keep adding up with no relief in sight By John Latta Traffic congestion and the delays it causes are costing the nation’s construction firms an estimated $23 billion each year, according to a new analysis by the ...

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LaHood confirmed for ARTBA public-private partnership conference July 22-23

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has confirmed to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) that he will deliver the keynote address at the association’s 22nd Annual ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships (P3) in Transportation Conference, held July 22-23 at ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

Financial District

Back to business for now   The so-called “jobs bill” may disguise some reauthorization dilemmas By John Latta   It was almost audible. The sigh of relief that followed the passage of the so-called “jobs bill”, actually the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, was ...

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Dean Franks promoted to ARTBA Director of Congressional Affairs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2010

Dean Franks has been promoted to director of congressional affairs, the Washington, D.C.-based American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced. Franks joined ARTBA in October 2006 as a legislative representative after a successful three-year stint on Capitol Hill. In his ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

Lattatudes

The Curious Case of the Missing Rabbit Consider the situation of the magician who moves smoothly into the rabbit-out-of-a-top-hat trick. His preparation is designed to convey the impression of a skilled professional negotiating a tense preamble that must be done just ...

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Kirk Landers: The infrastructure thing

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2008

Kirk Landers: The infrastructure thing

The infrastructure thing By Kirk Landers             Speaking outside the glare of the news media at the annual meeting of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association a week or so before the November elections, former Congressman Bill Lipinski said that Republican ...

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