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Budget crunch forces MoDOT to neglect some roads

Brian Ethridge - Jan 19, 2015

Budget crunch forces MoDOT to neglect some roads

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced its plan for dealing with budget cuts. The “Missouri’s 325 System” calls for MoDOT to focus its limited resources approximately only 8,000 miles of the state's 34,000-mile highway system. The 8,000 miles are considered to ...

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Top 20 transportation challenges in Montana

Brian Ethridge - Jan 16, 2015

Top 20 transportation challenges in Montana

It's no surprise that Montana residents are suffering from the state's deficient roads, highways and bridges due to congested roadways and vehicle operating costs. A new report released by TRIP identifies the state’s top 20 transportation challenges, including road and ...

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs $1.3 billion plan for Michigan roads

Brian Ethridge - Jan 13, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder signs $1.3 billion plan for Michigan roads

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a transportation infrastructure bill to spend $1.3 billion more per year to help fix Michigan's deteriorating roads and other transportation infrastructure. The bill is contingent on voters increasing the state sales tax to seven percent in May. Snyder signed a ...

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T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Brian Ethridge - Jan 07, 2015

T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Throughout the recent months Kansas has made progress in improving the conditions of its road and bridge conditions, largely through increased transportation funding provided by the T-WORKS program, which was authorized by the state legislature in 2010. With that said, the state still ...

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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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