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The transportation infrastructure debate: it's not us versus them

John Latta - Apr 03, 2013

The transportation infrastructure debate: it's not us versus them

I suspect we will be reading/hearing/seeing a lot more of these Op-Ed pieces. As New Jersey works to untangle a chaotic Interstate interchange with a massive construction project, transit proponents say the work is basically a waste, or at least a ...

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Waiting for DiMaggio

John Latta - Apr 03, 2013

Waiting for DiMaggio

Is the automobile over? Scary thought if fuel taxes continue to be the single biggest contributor to our transportation infrastructure funding structure. And they’re not my words; it’s a headline from Motor Trend magazine last fall. I’m resurrecting this oldie here as ...

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Maryland senate panel members express concerns about use of gas tax funds

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 27, 2013

Maryland senate panel members express concerns about use of gas tax funds

On Tuesday, members of the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee questioned whether money from a proposed increase in the state's gasoline tax would go toward mass transit instead of roads, the Washington Examiner reported. The legislation doesn’t specify how the ...

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For whom the toll bills

John Latta - Oct 09, 2012

For whom the toll bills

We know that one of the key reasons that raising the gas tax was never considered an option as legislators (read: re-electable politicians) knew that the public doesn't trust them to use additional tax money purely for highways and bridges. So ...

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Amtrak's post hammer-and-sickle years

John Latta - Sep 28, 2012

Amtrak's post hammer-and-sickle years

Would Amtrak work if it was privately owned? In the end its not only the private nature of the ownership that's important, it's who that owner is. Private ownership, per se, is only part of the equation. So who in their right ...

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Florida Congressional hearing on major transportation bill today

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2011

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) conducted a Congressional field hearing today in Central Florida on pending major transportation legislation. This will be the only scheduled field hearing in Florida on the transportation bill. The Committee is conducting an ...

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ARTBA: Mobilize to make highway, transit bill a 'priority'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 24, 2010

Dr. Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), called the transportation industry to action today in a grassroots speech delivered via video on the association's Website. In the address, he urged transportation design and construction professioanls to take advantage ...

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Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can agree

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on using innovative financing practices to deliver surface transportation projects that the main reason that reauthorization has been stalled is because ...

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Obama Adminstration proposes major shift in transportation funding guidelines

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 13, 2010

by Tina Grady Barbaccia In a dramatic change from existing policy, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed that new funding guidelines for major transit projects be based on livability issues such as economic development opportunities and environmental benefits, in addition ...

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TRIP report: One-fourth of Wyoming's roads substandard, state has high traffic fatality rate

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2009

Nearly one quarter of Wyoming’s major roads are in poor condition, with pavement deterioration projected to worsen significantly in the coming years under current funding levels, according to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation ...

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