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$163 billion needed annually to fix aging surface transportation system

Brian Ethridge - Dec 09, 2014

$163 billion needed annually to fix aging surface transportation system

It's being estimated that an investment of $163 billion per year is needed in order to fix the nation's deteriorating surface transportation system, according to the “2015 Bottom Line Report” on transportation investment needs, released by the American Association of ...

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Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges

Brian Ethridge - Nov 17, 2014

Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges

States used just under six percent of the contract authority received on construction projects to build new roads or bridges, according to a detailed breakdown of 2013 federal highway funding obligations by the Government Accountability Office. The largest portion of the federal-aid went into ...

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N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

New Jersey transportation commissioner Jamie Fox is calling for a tax hike to help fix the state's roads and bridges. The state's transportation trust fund is projected to run out of money for new projects next year. The trust fund is ...

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Highway construction causes problems for firefighters

Brian Ethridge - Sep 09, 2014

Highway construction causes problems for firefighters

Highway construction typically poses an inconvenience for everyone who has to drive through it. It can cause traffic jams and detours which makes it difficult for anyone working on a tight schedule. For firefighters, highway construction can be much more ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Aug 29, 2014

Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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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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$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 19, 2011

$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on Oct. 19 kicked off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations in north Orange County. Known as the O.C. Bridges, the projects will eliminate the need ...

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$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 19, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on Oct. 19 kicked off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations in north Orange County. Known as the O.C. Bridges, the projects will eliminate the need ...

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ARTBA study: Fly ash ban for bridge, road construction to up costs by $104.6 billion over 20 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 12, 2011

The cost to build roads, runways and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a ...

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TRIP: Rural roads can’t support economic growth, fatalities triple from other roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 01, 2011

America’s rural heartland is home to nearly 50 million people and its natural resources provide the primary source of the energy, food and fiber that supports the nation’s economy and way of life. But, according to a new report from TRIP, ...

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AASHTO says Associated Press economic stimulus analysis ‘flawed’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Associated Press released a flawed analysis of the results of the economic stimulus spending on roads and bridges. Its authors overlooked the 210,000 direct on-project transportation jobs the ...

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TRIP report evaluating Wyoming road and bridge conditions released tomorrow

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 02, 2009

A new report that evaluates the current condition, use and funding of Wyoming’s highway transportation system will be released at a news conference in Cheyenne, Wy., at 10 a.m. MT on Thursday, Dec. 3. The report, “Future Mobility in Wyoming: Meeting ...

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