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Behind the Design of Colombia’s First Four-Lane Road

Better Roads Staff - Apr 11, 2014

Behind the  Design of Colombia’s First Four-Lane Road

Mario Huertas Corporation won a $400 million, five-year highway contract to design and build this major part of the country’s infrastructure.   With a $20 billion strategy geared toward revamping Colombia’s limited transport infrastructure, the country is tackling a number of ambitious ...

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Reason-Rupe poll: More Americans would designate taxes to infrastructure than national defense or health care

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2014

Reason-Rupe poll: More Americans would designate taxes to infrastructure than national defense or health care

If given the choice, more Americans would be willing to designate taxes to infrastructure than to national defense or health care, according to the results of an April 2014 Reason-Rupe poll. Related: Two-thirds of Americans would refuse gas tax as transportation, ...

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31 state chambers push for 5-year transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2014

31 state chambers push for 5-year transportation bill

Several state chambers -- 31, to be exact -- are urging Congress to pass a five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill. Related: LaHood: Congress will extend MAP-21 when current bill expires In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Bill Shuster ...

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The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 02, 2013

The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half-trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as Band-Aid ...

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The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2013

The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as ...

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Keep America Moving campaign focuses on road, infrastructure funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

Keep America Moving campaign focuses on road, infrastructure funding

The American Highway Users Alliance launched its Keep America Moving (KAM) grassroots campaign last week. The campaign is an effort to organize local leaders in the U.S. to influence their elected officials to push for federal investment in America’s highways and ...

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Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

John Latta - Jul 01, 2013

Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

This is a fact: Gas taxes go up. All across the country they go up. Despite what you might think from listening to Washington politicians, they do go up. This week they go up. And they go up for a variety of ...

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House bipartisan group proposes $750 billion infrastructure bank

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 28, 2013

House bipartisan group proposes $750 billion infrastructure bank

A bipartisan group of more than 30 House members is proposing the creation of a $750 billion infrastructure bank that would fund infrastructure improvements, according to The Hill. The group of lawmakers, which consists of 15 Republicans and 15 Democrats, said ...

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U.S. infrastructure spending has sharply declined in past five years

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2013

U.S. infrastructure spending has sharply declined in past five years

The collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State has sparked a number of conversations about infrastructure spending in the United States. Though the Skagit River Bridge was only considered functionally obsolete rather than structurally deficient ...

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Americans prefer tolls to fund transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 06, 2013

Americans prefer tolls to fund transportation projects

The majority of Americans--71 percent--would be willing to pay a higher toll fare to save time, according to the results of the America THINKS 2013 Tolling Survey from HNTB Corporation. The survey, which polled 1,000 Americans in late January, looked at ...

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Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

John Latta - Apr 18, 2013

Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

Motorist fees and gas taxes are sources for transportation funding in two state budgets. Pennsylvania and Washington State are trying to pay for essential projects and in doing so – along with a number of other states – may be showing ...

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

Staff Report - May 07, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent—the lowest April level ...

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