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Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 31, 2014

Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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VP Biden urges for increase in infrastructure spending

Brian Ethridge - Oct 30, 2014

VP Biden urges for increase in infrastructure spending

Vice President Biden wants to see an increase in infrastructure spending, saying it would spur growth and create jobs. "Build, build, build, build. ... We built the transcontinental railroad," Biden said at an event hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure. "The first federal road was ...

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Two students take top honors in ARTBA video contest

Brian Ethridge - Sep 22, 2014

Two students take top honors in ARTBA video contest

A high school student from Pennsylvania and an undergraduate student from Florida Polytechnic Institute were named winners of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 4th annual “Student Transportation Video Contest.” The contest aimed to raise awareness about infrastructure issues by challenging students ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Wayne Grayson - Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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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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Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Tom Jackson - Aug 08, 2014

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for almost all our highway infrastructure. But Congress hasn’t  increased the gas tax or adjusted it for inflation since 1992. Anti-tax advocates ...

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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

During his visit to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a highway bill to prevent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) insolvency, The Hill reports. The HTF is a major source of funding ...

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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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Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

Staff Report - Jun 17, 2014

Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

As the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to ...

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Elected officials recognize public works officials for contributions to infrastructure

Amanda Bayhi - May 25, 2014

Elected officials recognize public works officials for contributions to infrastructure

Several state governors in the U.S. and Premiers in Canada last week recognized public works officials for their contributions to infrastructure. These elected officials made proclamations declaring the week as National Public Works Week (NPWW). Sponsored by the American Public Works Association ...

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