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Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $4.8 billion in transportation projects that could would go into effect if state voters approve a transportation-focused ballot measure at the polls next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced ...

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TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Oklahoma has significantly improved its roads, bridges and highway safety since 2005, but “uncertainty about future federal funding threatens further progress,” according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Modernizing Oklahoma's Transportation System: Progress and ...

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Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Transportation infrastructure in Texas could get a boost in revenue from single-passenger cars in certain high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has proposed creating a partial toll in the HOV lanes on U.S. 75 from LBJ Freeway ...

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Connecticut officials scale back I-84 expansion due to lack of funds

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Connecticut officials scale back I-84 expansion due to lack of funds

Interstate 84 that runs through a portion of Connecticut was set for a 30-mile expansion project that would widen all of the highway from the New York state line to the city of Waterbury, but a lack of necessary funds ...

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Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 04, 2014

Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will experience $28.5 million in cuts in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Tulsa World reports. The cuts amount to a 5.5-percent reduction -- a loss of about $11 million in revenue from gas taxes. The total ...

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Oregon DOT seeks account managers for pilot user fee program

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2014

Oregon DOT seeks account managers for pilot user fee program

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking vendors to run its Road Usage Charge program, AASHTO Journal reports. The voluntary pilot program, which uses a per-mile charge instead of the gas tax, is slated to begin July 1, 2015. The Oregon ...

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Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

The Missouri Senate on Tuesday passed a less than 1-cent sales tax increase aimed at improving transportation in the state, The Kansas City Star reports. If approved by legislature, the 3/4-cent sales tax hike would generate $534 million each year for ...

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New Jersey DOT announces $3.7 billion plan for transportation improvements in 2015

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

New Jersey DOT announces $3.7 billion plan for transportation improvements in 2015

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) this week announced a proposed capital program for fiscal year 2015 that includes $3.7 billion in transportation improvements. The budget supports $2.5 billion in investments in NJDOT and $1.2 billion in improvements for NJ ...

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New Hampshire Legislature passes 4.2-cent gas tax increase

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

New Hampshire Legislature passes 4.2-cent gas tax increase

The New Hampshire House this week passed a bill that would increase the state’s gas tax by 4.2 cents per gallon, the Concord Monitor reports. The bill is now headed to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who said she intends to sign it. “I ...

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Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year $8.6 billion construction program that aims to improve highways, infrastructure and public transportation throughout the state. “A booming economy requires a 21st century infrastructure,” Quinn said. “Our infrastructure plan will create thousands ...

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As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in less than six months, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the primary source of funding for state and local surface transportation projects -- could run out of money ...

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Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

The depleting Highway Trust Fund (HTF) may cause the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)  to delay reimbursements to state agencies this year. Bloomberg reports that the U.S. DOT may have to slow the payments to avoid draining the HTF. Peter Rogoff, the ...

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