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Reauthorization and 85-yard field goals

John Latta - Apr 05, 2011

It's like everyone in Washington involved in trying to put a viable new surface transportation bill into action are playing the same silly game. Everyone knows its silly, but they keep on playing. Here's an example from last week: A House ...

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One II One

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

One II One

A NEW SERIES: ONE II ONE WITH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS Dr. Don Brock talks to John Latta, Editor-In-Chief Dr. Brock, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech where he once taught thermodynamics, is chairman of the ...

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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Kirk Landers

Meet the New Hypocrisy. Same as the Old Hypocrisy. By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus When the 112th Congress convened in January, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives made a great show of reading the U.S. Constitution aloud, word for word, ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

RoadWorks

Uh Oh By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The Great Recession has caused the steepest decline in state tax receipts on record. State tax coffers (even adjusting for inflation) are now 12 percent below pre-recession levels (as of third ...

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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Kirk Landers

Is this what hope looks like? By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus   Media reports in November speculated that John Mica , the incoming chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will oppose any increase in the federal highway program, opting instead for ...

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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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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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We’ll drive further per gallon – but on what?

John Latta - Sep 08, 2010

So you know this story by heart. It goes like this: The Highway Trust Fund relies primarily on income from fuel taxes. Its hopelessly short of funds because the gas tax is too low and politicians won't raise it. And of ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2010

Lattatudes

A Back Door Solution? Politics, ah politics. You can smell it. Members of Congress, or least the vast majority of them, won’t consider a higher fuel tax to fund a new surface transportation bill. Without it, any bill would be inadequate. But what ...

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Financial District: Doing the fuel tax two step

Brooke Wisdom - May 01, 2010

Financial District:  Doing the fuel tax two step

Doing the Fuel Tax Two Step Controversial climate and energy tax may threaten reauthorization By John Latta What I think has been feared for some time came to pass in Washington in April. There was a move, a bipartisan one at that, to ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

Financial District

Back to business for now   The so-called “jobs bill” may disguise some reauthorization dilemmas By John Latta   It was almost audible. The sigh of relief that followed the passage of the so-called “jobs bill”, actually the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, was ...

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Kirk Landers: The sky would not fall this time either

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

Kirk Landers: The sky would not fall this time either

The sky would not fall this time either Signs of the apocalypse were unmistakable in 1993. An epic late winter storm lashed the entire U.S. East Coast with high winds, Biblical snows and Arctic cold. Birmingham, Ala., took 70 mph winds, 13 ...

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