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VIDEO: DOT Chief Foxx promotes infrastructure investment with bus tour

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2014

VIDEO: DOT Chief Foxx promotes infrastructure investment with bus tour

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is getting ready to tour portions of the U.S. with the goal of promoting infrastructure investment. Titled “Invest in America, Commit to the Future,” the bus tour will start in Ohio on Monday and end in Texas ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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Obama touts infrastructure investment during New Orleans visit

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 11, 2013

Obama touts infrastructure investment during New Orleans visit

During his visit to the Port of New Orleans last week, President Obama called on Congress to invest more in U.S. infrastructure, particularly ports and waterways, according to a report from The Hill. Obama noted that the U.S. is falling behind ...

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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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Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America a D+ on its Report Card on American Infrastructure. The report outlined that funding is currently $1.6 trillion below what is needed to repair and maintain the nation’s failing ...

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Big Bang Theory for Highway Grants

John Latta - Nov 27, 2012

Big Bang Theory for Highway Grants

Give a state a fish… no wait.  Teach a state to fish. Consider this: for every dollar in federal highway grants received by a state, that state’s GSP (gross state product) rises by at least two dollars. That’s in good ...

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RoadWorks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson No Gas Tax Hike No Problem? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has proposed a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America’s Interstates. A multi-year highway bill can be fully funded without raising the gas ...

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A NEW SERIES: ONE 2 ONE WITH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

A NEW SERIES: ONE 2 ONE WITH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS

Doug Oberhelman Talks to Editor-in-Chief John Latta The chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar joined the giant company in 1975. He held posts in finance and planning positions in South America and Japan, and was elected a vice president in 1995, ...

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U.S. construction growth will outpace GDP during next 10 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 01, 2011

Despite weaker than expected annual growth of +1.3 percent in gross domestic product (GPD) during the second quarter 2011, private sector investment in U.S. construction rose by an annual rate of +8.1 percent for non-residential and +3.8 percent for residential ...

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10th Annual Southern California Transportation Summit

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 11, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell will keynote Mobility 21’s 10th Annual Southern California Transportation Summit — a conference for transportation and business leaders to find ...

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Contractors: High-speed rail plan needs companion highway spending

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 09, 2011

The Obama Administration's announcement on Feb. 8 of a $53 billion, six-year commitment to developing high-speed passenger rail nationwide should be complemented by a similar focus on investing "at least as much" in America's highway and bridge infrastructure, says a ...

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AEM: U.S. economy grows slower pace than expected, urgent need for job creation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2010

News that the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the second quarter of 2010 should sound an alarm to Congress, says Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Slater says "there is an urgent ...

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