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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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New ATM ad campaigns urge Congress for HTF solution

Brian Ethridge - Oct 01, 2014

New ATM ad campaigns urge Congress for HTF solution

The Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) coalition has launched a regionally focused, multiplatform ad campaign urging Congress to develop a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The advertisements will appear in 33 congressional districts across 10 media markets ...

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Surface transportation projects receive 10 more weeks of funding

Brian Ethridge - Sep 22, 2014

Surface transportation projects receive 10 more weeks of funding

Congress has approved H.J. Res. 124 which is a measure that will give state departments of transportations an addition 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects. H.J. Res. 124 will provide partial appropriations for the new federal fiscal year that ...

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Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident when HTNB Corporation released details of its recent tolling survey. According to the survey, 79 percent (more than 3 in 4) ...

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Nick Ivanoff elected 2014-2015 ARTBA Chairman

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Nick Ivanoff elected 2014-2015 ARTBA Chairman

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has elected Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, as 2014-2015 chairman. Ivanoff has nearly 40 years of experience in the transportation design and construction industry. He's known for the strategy ...

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