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Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2014

Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Fitch Ratings released a statement on Tuesday noting that a gas tax increase needs to be paired with another revenue source to provide the necessary funding for transportation projects. Fitch pointed to the recently-proposed 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike as a “positive ...

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VIDEO: Rep. Delaney uses graphics to tout Partnership to Build America Act as infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2014

VIDEO: Rep. Delaney uses graphics to tout Partnership to Build America Act as infrastructure investment

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) is touting his proposed legislation as a solution to America’s need for infrastructure investment. In a video released Tuesday, Delaney points out that “America needs jobs and we need to rebuild our critical infrastructure.” He says the ...

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LIUNA hits the road with 'Getting Schooled in Infrastructure' bus tour

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2014

LIUNA hits the road with 'Getting Schooled in Infrastructure' bus tour

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) this week began its national bus tour promoting infrastructure investment. The tour, dubbed “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure,” is part of the union’s creative media campaign that was unveiled last month. The tour kicked off ...

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AAA: 68% of Americans want increase in federal transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2014

AAA: 68% of Americans want increase in federal transportation investment

Two-thirds of Americans, or 68 percent, want the federal government to invest more in roads, bridges and mass transit systems, according to the results of a AAA survey released on Tuesday. Additionally, 5 percent of respondents said the federal government should ...

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signs $685.7 million transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 03, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signs $685.7 million transportation bill

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday signed a $685.7 million transportation bill for fiscal year 2015, marking the largest transportation infrastructure investment in the state’s history. The legislation approves infrastructure improvements and maintenance, supports a multimodal transportation system and focuses on ...

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Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2014

Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) this week, taking the opportunity to push for infrastructure investment, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced in a press release. The TIS is a $1.8 billion series of highway improvements in ...

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Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushed for transportation infrastructure investment during their respective trips to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge and Ohio’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority this week. While at the site of the $3.9 billion Tappan ...

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Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Buzz about infrastructure investment continues today as a number of reports and statements are released. The Brookings Institution released a report today on infrastructure employment, and earlier this week AAA pushed for a gas tax hike, 50 Chambers of Commerce urged ...

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Standard & Poor's: Infrastructure investment offers high returns beyond job creation

Amanda Bayhi - May 06, 2014

Standard & Poor's: Infrastructure investment offers high returns beyond job creation

Transportation investment is said to be about job creation. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has pointed out that an insolvent transportation system would cost 700,000 workers their jobs, and he’s noted on several occasions -- including during his “Invest in America, ...

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Pew charts display need for transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Pew charts display need for transportation investment

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it increasingly more as September draws closer: The highways and infrastructure in the U.S. need greater investment. The current highway bill, MAP-21, will expire in September, and Congress is working to pass a new ...

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Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2014

Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

How much does your state need each year to fund necessary road repairs through 2017? Texas needs $4,636 million annually, making it the state with the highest amount of funding needed, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following close behind are North ...

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