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Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 31, 2014

Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax

Tolling -- particularly value-added tolling -- would be a more beneficial transportation infrastructure funding option for highway users than an increase in the gas tax, according to a policy brief released Thursday by the Reason Foundation. Related: 5 Myths of Highway ...

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Solutions for a Bankrupt Trust Fund

Better Roads Staff - Jan 08, 2014

Solutions for a Bankrupt Trust Fund

A Republican-dominated Congress under President George W. Bush couldn’t do it. A Democrat-dominated Congress under President Barack Obama couldn’t do it. The current fragmented Congress couldn’t do anything. America’s federal highway program is crumbling faster than our highways and bridges, and ...

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Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system

In an attempt to provide a solution to America’s transportation funding problems, the Reason Foundation has proposed tolling interstates and charging 3.5 cents per mile for cars and 14 cents per mile for trucks. The Reason Foundation, a libertarian nonprofit organization ...

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America's roads and bridges 'not crumbling' - report

John Latta - Feb 21, 2013

A new report from the Reason Foundation concludes, after  examining 20 years of state highway data, that the condition of America’s state-controlled roads has improved in seven key areas including deficient bridges and pavement condition. “There are still plenty of problems ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Jan 10, 2013

RoadWorks

Inside the highway and bridge industries   Big Bang Theory for Federal Highway Giants   By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com     A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggests that highway grants play a very positive short-, mid- and long-term role in building ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

Weighing the Options ‘Back to gravel’ doesn’t have to be the only choice for a failing road … even if funds are scarce. By Mike Anderson Ken Skorseth isn’t down on asphalt; he’s up on options for cash-strapped agencies facing expiring or deteriorating ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

Financial District

HOT not HOV Tweaking old-fashioned busy lanes could smooth flow By John Latta Congestion on busy roads is not going anywhere; we’ll have it for a long time to come. But one measure used to combat it (and also fight back against high ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2011

Financial District

Senators, Congressmen, Countrymen; Lend Me Your Earmarks A vast amount of transportation funding sitting around doing nothing may be put back into action if two U.S. senators can clear some very big hurdles. By John Latta Moves are being made in Washington to free ...

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Kirk Landers: The Peters principles

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2008

Kirk Landers:  The Peters principles

The Peters principles By Kirk Landers Transportation Secretary Mary Peters’ reform proposal hit the streets in August and has been a major topic among road interests ever since.             The Transportation Infrastructure Reform Act fleshes out the concepts Secretary Peters has been advocating ...

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