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It's time to learn from your mistakes, Congress

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 14, 2012

It's time to learn from your mistakes, Congress

The House passed a six-month continuing resolution, H.J.Res. 117, on last night to fund the government until early 2013, according to a Sept. 14 report in the Association of American Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Journal. However, this comes without incorporating transportation ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2012

  Old Dog, New Tricks   Even with a strong foundation and a long history, you need to be willing and able to adapt to stay competitive today.   By John Latta   It’s not 2007 anymore. Changes in the economy, the way work is decided on, planned ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

RoadWorks

Mapping MAP-21’s Reforms   By John Latta   MAP-21, our brand-new surface transportation legislation, includes several significant changes to the review and approval process for transportation projects, all of which have the potential to change, and hopefully benefit the way agencies and contractors work. ...

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The construction industry is 'Built to Last' with Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 20, 2012

The construction industry is 'Built to Last' with Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

How awesome is this? I just learned that well-known book author Jim Collins is one of the keynote speakers at the 2013 National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Annual Meeting set for Feb. 9-13, 2013. Collins is known for the books "From ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

Lattatudes

Making It Work   Okay, no seventh-inning stretch; let’s get right back into action. You have read (or at least I hope you have) my constant urgings throughout the past three years to get out and press politicians to pass a new highway ...

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You have questions on the new highway bill? ARTBA has answers...

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 23, 2012

You have questions on the new highway bill? ARTBA has answers...

What are the likely impacts of the new highway/transit law — Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) — on the U.S. transportation design and construction market? What is the economic forecast for the remainder of 2012? How ...

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Obama signs $105 billion highway bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on July 6 signed into law a combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new two-year $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for ...

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The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 03, 2012

The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension. Now we have a cast instead of just a Band-Aid to fix the lack of funding. We were ...

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Applications and Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jun 07, 2012

Applications and Innovations

Fixing a Hole A tiny Arkansas town gets ready for a flash flood Small towns can face the same big problems as big towns when it comes to stormwater infrastructure. This one faced an essential emergency culvert repair without a lot of ...

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About the small print Congressman

John Latta - Apr 11, 2012

Next Monday, April 16, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is back in D.C. after a well-deserved (sic) break to consider finalizing a reauthorization bill. There's not a whole lot of optimism here. The Senate's two-year bill is waiting in the ...

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Shame

John Latta - Apr 04, 2012

Last Friday reauthorization was extended for the ninth time, this time for 90 days. You know what I feel about it. So does Ezra Klein apparently. "On Friday, President Obama signed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. Odds are ...

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The link that is not missing, and Shakespeare 116

John Latta - Mar 21, 2012

So extension number nine appears inevitable. House Transportation and Infrastructure committee chairman John Mica says its likely to be a three month extension. It will allow the House Republicans to come up with a bill of their own to pass the ...

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