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Report: Democratic areas awarded more TIGER grants

Brian Ethridge - Oct 31, 2014

Report: Democratic areas awarded more TIGER grants

The Obama administration awarded the largest share of $600 million in TIGER grants to projects in Democratic areas even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, according to a report by the Associated Press. Democratic areas received 48percent of ...

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Yellowstone heat melts roadway

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2014

Yellowstone heat melts roadway

A 3.3-mile loop drive in Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closed after the park’s thermal geology began melting the asphalt, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Thursday. The affected roadway, Firehole Lake Drive, takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome ...

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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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Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Two news stories in particular have me thinking of what our nation will look like without a Highway Trust Fund fix. The first is a bridge closure in Delaware. According to an Associated Press report, officials closed a bridge near Wilmington because ...

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Logging truck wrecks near bridge construction site; Crash kills 2 workers, injures 19

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 04, 2014

Logging truck wrecks near bridge construction site; Crash kills 2 workers, injures 19

A crash near a bridge construction site in Clinton, Ark. resulted in the death of two workers and left 19 injured, the Associated Press reports. The driver of a logging truck lost control of his vehicle after a tire blew out. ...

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A Nutty Way to Pay For Parking

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 25, 2013

A Nutty Way to Pay For Parking

Before many old-school meters were updated to accept payment by credit cards, I often scrounged around in my car and the bottom of my purse looking for change to pay to park. If I were in England, I could pony up ...

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Congress reaches deal to end FAA shutdown

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 04, 2011

After a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that left 4,000 transportation and construction workers temporarily furloghed, Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise that after the Senate approved the margin. The Budget Control Act of 2011 has been sent ...

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AASHTO says Associated Press economic stimulus analysis ‘flawed’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Associated Press released a flawed analysis of the results of the economic stimulus spending on roads and bridges. Its authors overlooked the 210,000 direct on-project transportation jobs the ...

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