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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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DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

The federal government has decided to loan $950 million to Florida for use on a project to expand the state's heavily-used Interstate 4 highway way in the Orlando area. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is backing the loan ...

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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...

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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 Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Here’s a look at the Highway Trust Fund that is notoriously in danger of going in the red. For now, there’s a short-term fix to keep it afloat.   By Brian Ethridge   It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a ...

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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Wayne Grayson - Sep 03, 2014

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest monthly gain in more than two years. Construction spending rose 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...

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GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Brian Ethridge - Sep 02, 2014

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. “Coming up between now and ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Aug 29, 2014

Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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Highway and Bridge contract awards down 14 percent

Brian Ethridge - Aug 28, 2014

Highway and Bridge contract awards down 14 percent

  The value of highway and bridge contract awards was down 14 percent in the first seven months of 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013. According to American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), state and local governments awarded ...

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Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

Contributed - Aug 21, 2014

Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

It’s time to take a much closer look at tolling on a national level to fund our transportation infrastructure, but we will require leadership at a whole new level. The existing method, the gas tax, is obsolete. I won’t waste ...

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Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Brian Ethridge - Aug 21, 2014

Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Democrat Jason Carter is reviving the idea of a regional sales tax for transportation infrastructure improvements in Georgia. In 2012 Carter and Gov. Nathan Deal backed a sales tax increase for transportation, known as the T-SPLOST, but failed in most parts of the ...

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