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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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Solutions for a Bankrupt Trust Fund

Better Roads Staff - Jan 08, 2014

Solutions for a Bankrupt Trust Fund

A Republican-dominated Congress under President George W. Bush couldn’t do it. A Democrat-dominated Congress under President Barack Obama couldn’t do it. The current fragmented Congress couldn’t do anything. America’s federal highway program is crumbling faster than our highways and bridges, and ...

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Chamber of Commerce president calls for gas tax increase

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

Chamber of Commerce president calls for gas tax increase

Less than a week after former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood suggested a 10-cent-per-gallon tax hike, the idea of a fuel tax increase is getting more buzz. Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Monday at a breakfast hosted ...

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A Farewell to Ray Barnhart

Better Roads Staff - Sep 08, 2013

A Farewell to Ray Barnhart

Ray Barnhart’s passing this past May received due recognition in Republican Party circles, especially in Texas where he served as party chairman, state representative and Texan campaign chairman for a presidential hopeful named Ronald Reagan. His passing received less fanfare in ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2012

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

One More Letter to Write   By Kirk Landers With another bitterly contentious election under our belts, most Americans would like to live in a world without politicians and robocalls and super PACs for at least a little while. But for people in ...

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Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2012

Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Actually America, Our Road Funding Could Be Worse   By Kirk Landers   A lifetime of eager anticipation is swallowed in the sudden realization that his world is a lesser place after his victory, that his role model has fallen and he must now ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Currying Corporate Support By Kirk Landers In its January forecast essay “What’s Ahead for Transportation in 2012?” the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) writes hopefully of the business community increasing its support for a more reliable transportation system. Noting ...

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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

Election Season Fallout By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus By the time you read this, the election season will be over. I’ll be feeling like a deer at the end of the hunting season. I can answer my phone again. No more machine-dialed ...

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Kirk Landers: New times, new tactics

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2010

Kirk Landers:  New times, new tactics

New times, new tactics  Better Roads’ February 5 e-RoadPro newsletter carried an item from infrastructure blogger Melissa Lafsky in which she mulled the significance of the fact that a large majority of Americans believe the federal fuel tax increases every year. The ...

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Kirk Landers: How much is too much?

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2010

Kirk Landers:  How much is too much?

My long time friend and colleague Larry Green took up residence in a bucolic village in Germany last year, moving there from a log cabin in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. He ushered in the New Year by forking out about $75 ...

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