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Minnesota faces $12 billion highway funding shortfall

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 13, 2013

Minnesota faces $12 billion highway funding shortfall

In the next 20 years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) could face a $12 billion dollar shortfall. The Star Tribune reports that MnDOT rebuilt Interstate 35 between Twin Ports and the Twin Cities in the past couple of years, but ...

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Proposed bill would raise federal gas tax by $0.15 for highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Proposed bill would raise federal gas tax by $0.15 for highway funding

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced into the House on Wednesday a bill that would nearly double federal fuel taxes as a means of funding highways, according to a report from our sister site Overdrive. Blumenauer said the $0.15-per-gallon increase would be ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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With lack of transportation funding, highway contractors shift to other fields

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 27, 2013

With lack of transportation funding, highway contractors shift to other fields

The recent drop in transportation infrastructure spending has some highway contractors moving to other fields such and energy exploration, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The highway construction industry lost more than 2 million workers during the recession, ...

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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett signs five-year transportation funding bill

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 25, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett signs five-year transportation funding bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Monday signed a five-year transportation funding bill for the state. The legislation is expected to generate an additional $242 million in fiscal year 2013, and it will add $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion in the fifth ...

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Transportation wins in Nov. 5 elections

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 06, 2013

Transportation wins in Nov. 5 elections

On Tuesday, U.S. voters approved 91 percent of ballot measures to increase or extend funding for highways, bridges and transit and elected two transportation advocates for governor. Successful ballot measures were approved with 67 percent of the vote, with the approved ...

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5 Myths of Highway Tolling

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 30, 2013

5 Myths of Highway Tolling

With reauthorization less than a year away, it’s time for lawmakers to begin considering funding options that will bring in revenue for the nation’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure. Though talk of increasing the gas tax recently spiked (Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

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House begins work on water bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 23, 2013

House begins work on water bill

The House starts work Wednesday afternoon on its version of a bill that would reauthorize federal waterways funding for the first time in six years, according to a report from The Hill. The House Rules Committee yesterday made in order 24 ...

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The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2013

The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to meet Tuesday about private transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 24, 2013

Senate Commerce Committee to meet Tuesday about private transportation funding

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet Tuesday to discuss potential private sector sources of transportation infrastructure funding, according to a report from The Hill. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) said Tuesday that lawmakers need to ...

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