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The Roads to a City’s Bankruptcy

John Latta - Aug 09, 2013

The Roads to a City’s Bankruptcy

Here’s an interesting look at data about what its accumulator calls “unnecessary infrastructure.” What he/she (a bio, with no name, says the blogger is a professional Urban Planner and Designer) is doing is trying to find a link between a big ...

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Yo Congress: Transportation infrastructure is a job-creating investment

John Latta - Jul 31, 2013

Yo Congress: Transportation infrastructure is a job-creating investment

There is an argument about transportation infrastructure that is not made enough--not anywhere near enough. It boosts economic choices and economic growth: two major flag waving issues for almost everyone in public life, especially the conservatives. But why do we see so ...

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2003, here we come!

John Latta - Oct 06, 2011

Here's one of  those sentences that you can't help but feel hit you in the face. "To put it in perspective, in 2012 we will nearly return to 2003 levels of construction in current dollars." Nearly? So what is being put into perspective?  ...

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It's this simple. Good roads cost us less.

John Latta - Nov 30, 2010

Here is a very simple observation made by a newspaperman after the release of a new report. He points out that it costs us more to have bad roads than to keep good ones in good shape. Pennsylvanians are spending ...

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Bye Jim; Hi John

John Latta - Nov 03, 2010

I'm not surprised John Mica will become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, but like most of you I am surprised that Jim Oberstar will not even be in the House. The turnaround adds more uncertainty to the existing ...

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The Kansas Crunch

John Latta - Nov 02, 2010

I keep coming across scenarios that worry me because they could be the tips of icebergs. As funding for transportation projects at all government levels become harder to find and even harder to predict, more and more important projects have to ...

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Yet more states are thinking outside the public funding box

John Latta - Sep 20, 2010

Wanna buy a road? Two more states are reacting to the inevitable. They must have money for roads but the usual sources are inadequate. Privatization and tolling are coming up again and again as the default option. As Congress leads the ...

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Cat, Vulcan would reap most benefits from infrastructure proposal

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 08, 2010

Caterpillar Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. are among the companies that may benefit the most from President Barack Obama's $50 billion infrastructure proposal to rebuild U.S. roads, railways and runways, according to a Bloomberg report. (For a detailed analysis of ...

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We're moving towards more tolling

John Latta - Aug 04, 2010

Itr's possible that the (voting) public is begining to see what happens when there is too little money for highways and bridges. But the process moves like molasses in winter. Last week the Wall Street Journal picked up the movement in ...

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Daimler Trucks brings back 540 workers in N.C.

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 07, 2010

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) plans to recall about 540 workers to three of its manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. Recalled workers are expected to be in place by mid-July at the company’s truck manufacturing facilities in Mt. Holly ...

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A new white paper: Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new white paper, Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry: A Profile of the Men and Women Who Build Our Nation's Infrastructure. The document highlights the varied jobs that are a part of ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill 'shorts' transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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