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So we leave the kids debt AND crumbling infrastructure?

John Latta - Jan 16, 2013

So we leave the kids debt AND crumbling infrastructure?

Failure to spend $157 billion between now and 2020 to upgrade the U.S. infrastructure, including surface transportation, aviation, waterways, the electrical grid and sewers, could lead to losses of more than $3.1 trillion in gross domestic product and $1.1 trillion ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

Lattatudes

Back at Rick's By John Latta, Editor-in-Chief You could gamble at Rick’s. So here’s a bet. I’ll wager that in the years ahead when our decaying infrastructure chickens come home to roost some of the most vocal outcries will come from the very ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2010

Whither the HTF? By John Latta The “donor” or “donee” debate still ignites controversy when it comes to the Highway Trust Fund. Did your state ‘donate” (give more in fuel and other highway user taxes and fees) to Washington than it got ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Aug 01, 2010

Financial District

The Job and Tax Math of the Stimulus By John Latta A report from the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee indicates that the stimulus, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, created or sustained nearly 350,000 direct, on-project transportation ...

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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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Lattatudes: Of pigs and other stories

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

Lattatudes:  Of pigs and other stories

By John Latta I once wrote an editorial about fairy tales for one of the company’s trucking magazines. Basically I edited them by adding some original material to well-loved old stories. I was actually trying to make an important point across. ...

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