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President Obama calls America's transportation infrastructure 'embarrassing'

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

(Photo: World Tribune)

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former President Ronald Reagan. The tax was increased in 1982, or two years into the Reagan administration. The move has remained extremely ...

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Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Brian Ethridge - Dec 02, 2014

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

  The Wisconsin Transportation Panel has approved three major highway repair projects that will total approximately $670 million. Gov. Scott Walker, who chairs the 15-member Transportation Projects Commission of lawmakers and citizens, said the approved projects were needed for the safety of the ...

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Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin's gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Oct 16, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin's gas tax

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering replacing the state's gasoline tax with a sales tax on gas and alternative vehicle fuel sources to stabilize long-term transportation funding. However, Walker offered few specifics, and the impact of charging a sales tax to consumers at ...

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California to test feasibility of mileage tax

Staff Report - Oct 15, 2014

California to test feasibility of mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee — or mileage-based tax — could effectively replace fuel taxes as the primary ...

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Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident when HTNB Corporation released details of its recent tolling survey. According to the survey, 79 percent (more than 3 in 4) ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing the plan. According to a report from The Hill, the Ways and Means ...

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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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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2014

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 07, 2014

Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Many state transportation agencies are likely getting nervous about a new reimbursement plan from the U.S. Department of Transportation, set to begin in less than a month. But the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) isn’t worried, Juneau ...

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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

During his visit to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a highway bill to prevent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) insolvency, The Hill reports. The HTF is a major source of funding ...

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