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Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 07, 2014

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Missisppi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday at the Stennis Capitol Press Corps luncheon in Jackson that he won’t support raising the state’s gas tax but would support a bond bill that is less than $200 million, ClarionLedger.com reports. Reeves told ...

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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett signs five-year transportation funding bill

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 25, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett signs five-year transportation funding bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Monday signed a five-year transportation funding bill for the state. The legislation is expected to generate an additional $242 million in fiscal year 2013, and it will add $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion in the fifth ...

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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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VMT is here!

John Latta - Jul 15, 2013

VMT is here!

So, let’s see if this VMT thing works. Oregon is replacing the state's gas tax with a "pay per-mile road usage charge" A.K.A. a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax/fee--you choose which to call it. Wait, wait, don’t get all excited. Swapping your fuel tax ...

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Texas transportation funding proposal heads to second special session

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2013

Texas transportation funding proposal heads to second special session

Texas lawmakers are getting a third chance to vote on state transportation funding with a special session that began Monday, according to Dallas Business Journal. Texas Governor Rick Perry called for the special session after confusion over whether votes had been ...

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Keep America Moving campaign focuses on road, infrastructure funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

Keep America Moving campaign focuses on road, infrastructure funding

The American Highway Users Alliance launched its Keep America Moving (KAM) grassroots campaign last week. The campaign is an effort to organize local leaders in the U.S. to influence their elected officials to push for federal investment in America’s highways and ...

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Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

John Latta - Jul 01, 2013

Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

This is a fact: Gas taxes go up. All across the country they go up. Despite what you might think from listening to Washington politicians, they do go up. This week they go up. And they go up for a variety of ...

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Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

John Latta - Apr 18, 2013

Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

Motorist fees and gas taxes are sources for transportation funding in two state budgets. Pennsylvania and Washington State are trying to pay for essential projects and in doing so – along with a number of other states – may be showing ...

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Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2012

Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Actually America, Our Road Funding Could Be Worse   By Kirk Landers   A lifetime of eager anticipation is swallowed in the sudden realization that his world is a lesser place after his victory, that his role model has fallen and he must now ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Aug 01, 2010

Lattatudes

Time to Kick Ass If the President can do it on national television, I can do it here. He said of the oil mess in the Gulf of Mexico that he wanted to know “whose ass to kick.” Our industry has its ...

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