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Kirk Landers -- Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Kirk Landers -- Editor Emeritus

Five Radical Concepts     From traffic gridlock to sunbathing, summer brings most of us some long hours in which contemplative thought is possible. If you have trouble thinking of something to ponder, here are five possibilities …   1. It’s time for the road ...

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Running out of gas money

John Latta - Feb 01, 2012

A new Congressional Budget Office report says that the Highway Trust Fund may be empty by fiscal year 2014. According to The Hill's transportation blog the CBO report projects the highway trust to have $12 billion at the end of ...

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Mica’s Move is Made: Now let’s keep moving

John Latta - Feb 01, 2012

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica and Members of the committee unveiled the American Energy an Infrastructure Jobs Act yesterday. I would like to think contractors, subs, agencies,equipment dealerships and OEMs are excited and getting ready to move quickly ...

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Think Locally, Act Nationally - Carnegie Report

John Latta - Jan 09, 2012

The best thinkers -- and doers -- in transportation infrastructure might just be found far far from our nation's capital. When it comes to giving America the best transportation infrastructure it can have, the  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says, basically, ...

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I’d borrow for infrastructure says leading GOP candidate

John Latta - Dec 19, 2011

Guess who said this? "You have to prioritize those things which are most important to you and infrastructure and having good roads and bridges and rail lines and air traffic lines and so forth are essential for a strong ...

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Wanna hear something scary?

John Latta - Aug 17, 2011

According to Politico's Ben Smith there is a little known upcoming event that is probably nothing to worry about. Most of the gas tax is set to expire on September 30. Actually all but 4.3 cents of the 18.4 cents is on ...

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Work Trucks Set New Efficiency Standards

John Latta - Aug 09, 2011

Work trucks, including pickups and dumps trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions under new efficiency standards. The White House says the standards – which ...

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More Here = Less There

John Latta - Aug 05, 2011

This calculation is so simple that even I, who is severely math-challenged, can do it.  If the fuel tax remains the same but the amount of fuel used goes down, less money is generated. The White House says: On Tuesday, August 9, ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Another Beltway Miracle! By Kirk Landers  kirk.landers@att.net Just when it seemed only a miracle of Biblical proportions could deliver onto the United States a federal transportation program, just when it seemed that our dithering body politic meets only to have big arguments over ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

The Reasonable Voices of Business By Kirk Landers General Motors chairman and CEO Dan Akerson caused a brief outbreak of raised eyebrows in the business community last month when he told the Detroit News that he would rather see the U.S. government ...

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A Small Bill

John Latta - Jul 06, 2011

It's the sort of story you don't want to read because it will confirm the bad news you feared. Yet here it is in the Washington Post. Soon, maybe tomorrow, a bill to replace SAFETEA-LU will emerge from the House Transportation ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

RoadWorks

Is the Reauthorization wind shifting? The pressure of having no working alternatives to replace the fuel tax continues to build By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Is there some serious ground shifting going on, when it comes to what sort ...

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