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President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 29, 2014

President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, which offered a chance for the president to present potential solutions for transportation and infrastructure funding. However, our sister site Overdrive points out that the president only briefly mentioned transportation ...

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Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

The depleting Highway Trust Fund (HTF) may cause the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)  to delay reimbursements to state agencies this year. Bloomberg reports that the U.S. DOT may have to slow the payments to avoid draining the HTF. Peter Rogoff, the ...

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Transportation in the State of the Union Address

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Transportation in the State of the Union Address

If you think the State of the Union address is just another speech, think again. The State of the Union address, which President Obama will deliver Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, is the perfect opportunity for workers in the transportation ...

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Shuster urges transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on funding needs

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 27, 2014

Shuster urges transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on funding needs

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is urging transportation leaders to ‘educate’ lawmakers on what the industry needs in a new surface transportation funding bill. At the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s annual conference on Friday, Shuster, who is the chairman of the House ...

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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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States Aren’t Waiting Around for Federal Support

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 04, 2013

States Aren’t Waiting Around  for Federal Support

The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility – and this should never be taken for granted, said former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves at the Infrastructure for the Future ...

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Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system

In an attempt to provide a solution to America’s transportation funding problems, the Reason Foundation has proposed tolling interstates and charging 3.5 cents per mile for cars and 14 cents per mile for trucks. The Reason Foundation, a libertarian nonprofit organization ...

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A Farewell to Ray Barnhart

Better Roads Staff - Sep 08, 2013

A Farewell to Ray Barnhart

Ray Barnhart’s passing this past May received due recognition in Republican Party circles, especially in Texas where he served as party chairman, state representative and Texan campaign chairman for a presidential hopeful named Ronald Reagan. His passing received less fanfare in ...

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NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 08, 2013

NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) President Mike Acott released a statement yesterday regarding the House and Senate failing to pass any transportation funding bills last week. Acott stated: “The leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and ...

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ARTBA launches TransCon grassroots advocacy app

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

ARTBA launches TransCon grassroots advocacy app

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has launched an app similar to the “I’m Stuck” app, which was developed to allow travelers to inform elected officials about transportation problems. ARTBA’s app, however, focuses on transportation professionals. ARTBA unveiled the “Transportation ...

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Closer to E than F and heading for B

John Latta - Aug 01, 2013

Closer to E than F and heading for B

Let’s say you are rolling down the highway and watching the gas gauge on your dashboard as you go. You see it steadily going down. You are aware that it is heading to E. You roll on. It gets inevitably ...

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Transportation Infrastructure Funding: Efficiency is necessary but not sufficient

John Latta - Jul 26, 2013

Transportation Infrastructure Funding: Efficiency is necessary but not sufficient

It’s a case of on the one hand/on the other hand. New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is saying that his department is “working to improve the efficiency and performance of our existing transportation system” and is “doing so in an ...

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