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Top 20 transportation challenges in Montana

Brian Ethridge - Jan 16, 2015

Top 20 transportation challenges in Montana

It's no surprise that Montana residents are suffering from the state's deficient roads, highways and bridges due to congested roadways and vehicle operating costs. A new report released by TRIP identifies the state’s top 20 transportation challenges, including road and ...

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New state data revealed on infrastructure report card latest tablet app update

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 12, 2015

New state data revealed on infrastructure report card latest tablet app update

We already know that our nation’s infrastructure isn’t scoring top marks on its report card. They’re the kind of grades that would have put me in trouble with my folks and certainly wouldn’t have bene marks I could have used ...

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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Kevin Jones - Sep 18, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Brian Ethridge - Aug 27, 2014

Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Long story short: Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a lot of work. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state has the worst transportation infrastructure in America. ASCE gave the state a D-minues grade, the worst of any other ...

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12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2014

12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell met with leaders from local governments and in engineering and business at a policy forum in Denver, Colorado, to discuss local and national challenges associated with transportation infrastructure investment. Building America’s Future (BAF), the Denver Metro ...

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Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America a D+ on its Report Card on American Infrastructure. The report outlined that funding is currently $1.6 trillion below what is needed to repair and maintain the nation’s failing ...

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Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Despite an “influx of stimulus money” dedicated to improving the transportation system in the U.S., more of the nation’s bridges and roads were in poor condition in 2011 than in 2008, according to a report from the USA Today. It’s no ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Contributed - Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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ASCE breaks down American infrastructure, rates it “poor”

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

ASCE breaks down American infrastructure, rates it “poor”

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave American infrastructure a D+ on its 2013 Report Card. According to ASCE’s grading system, a D+ means the infrastructure is “poor.” ASCE evaluates infrastructure by categories, basing grades on capacity, ...

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Are We Choosing Failure Over Success?

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

Are We Choosing Failure Over Success?

Early in my career, I worked for a special interest consumer magazine that was getting beaten badly by the competition. In a series of meetings about how to save our magazine and our jobs, we identified the reasons we were ...

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U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2013

U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) warns that United States infrastructure will fall $1.6 trillion short of what’s needed to maintain existing facilities through 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. “We’re investing in infrastructure, we’re just not investing enough,” Greg ...

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