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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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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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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signs $685.7 million transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 03, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signs $685.7 million transportation bill

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday signed a $685.7 million transportation bill for fiscal year 2015, marking the largest transportation infrastructure investment in the state’s history. The legislation approves infrastructure improvements and maintenance, supports a multimodal transportation system and focuses on ...

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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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Spring is here, but effects of winter weather linger

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 20, 2014

Spring is here, but effects of winter weather linger

Today marks the first day of spring, but that doesn’t mean transportation agencies are done battling winter’s harsh effects on the roads. The past few months brought freeze-thaw cycles that scarred roads with potholes and winter storms that called for more ...

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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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Nevada Board of Transportation approves $100 million in bonds for I-15 expansion project

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 14, 2014

Nevada Board of Transportation approves $100 million in bonds for I-15 expansion project

A project that will widen Interstate 15 in Las Vegas is one step closer to becoming a reality. The Nevada Board of Transportation on Monday approved the sale of $100 million in revenue bonds to buy right-of-way for the $1 billion ...

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Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin

John Latta - Jul 30, 2013

Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin

As we begin to close in on the fall 2014 date for the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation in Washington, keep in mind that states have to do their own transportation legislation. And like D.C. politicians, Austin politicians face ...

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