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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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Sen. Boxer proposes removing federal gas tax, adding wholesale fuel tax

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 25, 2013

Sen. Boxer proposes removing federal gas tax, adding wholesale fuel tax

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said during a committee hearing Wednesday that the federal government should remove its 18.4-cents-per-gallon gas tax and replace it with an oil wholesalers fee, according to a report from The ...

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Sen. Boxer earns Asphalt Legislator of the Year Award from NAPA

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 11, 2013

Sen. Boxer earns Asphalt Legislator of the Year Award from NAPA

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) presented Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) with the Asphalt Legislator of the Year Award on Wednesday during the association’s Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Boxer for her bipartisan leadership in creating the Moving Ahead ...

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The Sandlot System

John Latta - Sep 08, 2013

The Sandlot System

I wonder if we are on the verge of a sea change in the way our transportation system is built and cared for. One of the reasons I have put reauthorization front and center of much of our focus is because ...

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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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The Durability Factor

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

The Durability Factor

The goal is performance over time Design durable roads and you are designing them “not to fail.” A variety of tools now exists that civil engineers can use to design pavements that will stand up to traffic and the elements, optimizing long-term ...

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It's Not Just the Money

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

It's Not Just the Money

“If you have the money,” one of my favorite publishers used to say, “you can solve a lot of problems.” That’s certainly true in the context of America’s road and bridge infrastructure. But, just like in business, spending isn’t the solution to ...

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Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Pres. Obama

John Latta - Aug 05, 2013

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Pres. Obama

I’m going to have a to go along with Mark on this one. According to Mark Szakonyi writing in The Journal of Commerce, “There are two President Obamas when it comes to infrastructure spending.” The president has continued to talk about his ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Contributed - Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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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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House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 22, 2013

House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the current financial status of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and its impact on federal surface transportation programs. The hearing, titled “How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust ...

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New tolls on old interstates? Almost unthinkable.

John Latta - Jul 16, 2013

New tolls on old interstates? Almost unthinkable.

The issue of tolling existing interstates isn’t going away. It’s not popular and it’s down in the “slim and none” chances category in most analyses. But with highway funding hopelessly inadequate and no new source on the short-term horizon, this ...

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