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New poll shows 67 percent of people are against a gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 19, 2014

New poll shows 67 percent of people are against a gas tax increase

Two-thirds of Americans oppose the idea of increasing the 18.4 cent-per-gallon gas tax that's used to fund the country's transportation infrastructure, according to a survey that was conducted by SKDKnickerbocker and Benenson Strategy Group. “Despite the fact that a majority of voters support ...

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Alerting Congress: Most jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

Brian Ethridge - Dec 10, 2014

Alerting Congress: Most jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

  If Congress somehow lacks the motivation needed to agree on a long-term Highway Trust Fund, a new report from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, may lead to some more serious discussions. "Congress has decided to leave ...

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Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former President Ronald Reagan. The tax was increased in 1982, or two years into the Reagan administration. The move has remained extremely ...

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VIDEO: CBS’s '60 Minutes' spotlights America's neglected infrastructure

Brian Ethridge - Nov 24, 2014

VIDEO: CBS’s '60 Minutes' spotlights America's neglected infrastructure

In case you missed it, CBS's "60 Minutes" did a feature on America's neglected transportation infrastructure on Sunday. During the segment, 60 minutes talked to former transportation secretary of transportation Ray LaHood. “Our infrastructure's on life supports right now. That's what ...

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Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

Kevin Jones - Nov 19, 2014

Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

  The Republicans delivered quite a trouncing in the recent mid-term elections, and conventional wisdom says a Republican Senate, to go along with a Republican House, is probably good for trucking. On the regulatory front, certainly. As for the chances of a ...

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Americans throw away billions sitting in traffic each year

Brian Ethridge - Nov 14, 2014

Americans throw away billions sitting in traffic each year

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's the fact that we all hate sitting in traffic, right? Well, prepare to hate it a little bit more (if that's even possible). According to a study by the Centre for Economic ...

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ARTBA announces Hall of Fame inductees

Brian Ethridge - Nov 14, 2014

ARTBA announces Hall of Fame inductees

James D. Pitcock, Jr., and Horatio S. Earle are the 2014 inductees to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Transportation Development Hall of Fame.” Petcock spent 60 years as the  chief executive officer of Texas-based Williams Brothers Construction Company. Earle is ...

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Nebraska needs $10.2B to fix roads

Brian Ethridge - Nov 13, 2014

Nebraska needs $10.2B to fix roads

  Nebraska will need to spend at least $10.2 billion on its roads in the next 20 years, according to the state department of roads. With inflation, Nebraska may need as much as $14.6 billion. That sounds a lot worse than it ...

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Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Oct 14, 2014

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee has made it clear that saving the Highway Trust Fund is among her top priorities. In a letter to Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways ...

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How much capacity is too much?

Kirk Landers - Oct 09, 2014

How much capacity is too much?

Last summer, I was shocked to receive an email blast from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) urging the state to quit spending on highway expansion projects and invest that money instead in public transportation. The rationale for this campaign ...

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ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund ...NOW!

Brian Ethridge - Oct 09, 2014

ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund ...NOW!

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane has released the above video urging transportation design and construction industry professionals to let their voices be heard during the mid-term elections. Ruane's video highlights the current political situation with ...

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Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

Brian Ethridge - Oct 06, 2014

Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is urging Congress to pass a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible. TCC says failing to do so will lead to another self-imposed funding crisis would undermine vital road, highway and transit ...

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