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Transportation Talk

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 05, 2014

Transportation Talk

‘Crowdfunding’ the Highway Trust Fund?  By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large tinabarbaccia@randallreilly.com Every day for the past few weeks, I have seen videos of friends and colleagues dump buckets of ice water on their head as a way to raise awareness of a degenerative ...

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Highway Funding: On the Edge of Disaster?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 06, 2014

Highway Funding:  On the Edge of Disaster?

By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large, tinabarbaccia@gmail.com   At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville last month, Walter “Butch” Waidelich Jr., associate administrator for infrastructure at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), told attendees the Generating Renewal, Opportunity and Work ...

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Why Telematics Matter

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2014

Why Telematics Matter

By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large tinabarbaccia@gmail.com   Telematics. It’s a buzzword in the construction industry. Although it’s not a brand-new concept, and the penetration of telematics on the construction equipment industry as a whole is still somewhat low, equipment operators are starting to ...

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Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 24, 2014

Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion

After scrambling all morning to finish up loose ends at work, get the laundry done, make sure the trash was taken out and get everything else in order before I left town on Friday, it was midafternoon before I set ...

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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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Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

It’s time to get creative. With less than a year until our latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on Sept. 30, 2014, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) once again faces insolvency. It’s ...

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Maryland governor looking for new transportation funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 18, 2013

This from the Washington Post: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday as part of a continuing effort to craft a bill to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for transportation projects, an aide said More ...

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Uh oh, somebody's out of touch on the gas tax

John Latta - Feb 14, 2013

Uh oh, somebody's out of touch on the gas tax

If something is unpopular but beneficial to the American public, do you as a member of Congress (a) support it, or (b) check the polls because sometimes what's good for the country could get a person unelected. The U.S. Chamber of ...

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Study predicts $365 billion highway fund shortfall

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 04, 2013

As automobile fuel economy increases, the federal highway program's fiscal position will become ever more precarious, a new study by researchers at the College of William and Mary finds. The team from William and Mary's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy ...

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NAPA Webinars Nov. 15: 'Election Implications for Asphalt Contractors' (free) and 'Upping the RAP - Putting Research into Practice'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2012

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is hosting two webinars (one of which is free) on Nov. 15 – Election Implications for Asphalt Contractors and Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice at noon and 2 p.m. EDT, respectively. Election Implications for ...

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'MAP'ing out the future of highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2012

'MAP'ing out the future of highway funding

Now that the much-anticipated new highway bill has been passed, Congress and the transportation construction and equipment industries should be resting easier with guaranteed funding through the end of September 2014. The $105 billion, 27-month legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in ...

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On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Two days ago marked the 1,000th day without a transportation bill, but now it looks like we may be getting somewhere – just days before the latest extension expires at the end of June. Nothing like a deadline to get ...

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