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GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Brian Ethridge - Sep 02, 2014

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. “Coming up between now and ...

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Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Brian Ethridge - Aug 27, 2014

Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Long story short: Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a lot of work. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state has the worst transportation infrastructure in America. ASCE gave the state a D-minues grade, the worst of any other ...

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POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

Brian Ethridge - Aug 18, 2014

POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

73 percent of Americans agree that transportation spending is inefficient and most would rather pay for highway repairs with tolls instead of taxes, according to a Reason-Rupe poll. Out of the 1,000 people surveyed, 58 percent say they would rather pay for ...

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VIDEO: VP Biden explains the importance of transportation infrastructure

Brian Ethridge - Jul 25, 2014

VIDEO: VP Biden explains the importance of transportation infrastructure

Vice President Joe Biden wants to change the way the United States invests in transportation infrastructure. Biden calls it the "Grow America Act." Watch Biden explain his plan and the importance of transportation infrastructure by clicking play on the video below! What do ...

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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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A Penny for Your Transportation System

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 10, 2014

A Penny for Your Transportation System

I was taught as a youngster to save my pennies and that each cent really adds up. Many of us may see a penny on the ground and walk right past it. I know I have often done so. When you ...

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Where, oh where can that road money be?

Staff Report - Nov 06, 2013

Where, oh where can that road money be?

A Congress that cannot pass a budget or even agree not to default on loans is not a group that will ever solve the impending road-funding crisis. As that reality has penetrated even the most naïve ranks of road professionals, ...

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Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell met with leaders from local governments and in engineering and business at a policy forum in Denver, Colorado, to discuss local and national challenges associated with transportation infrastructure investment. Building America’s Future (BAF), the Denver Metro ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to meet Tuesday about private transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 24, 2013

Senate Commerce Committee to meet Tuesday about private transportation funding

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet Tuesday to discuss potential private sector sources of transportation infrastructure funding, according to a report from The Hill. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) said Tuesday that lawmakers need to ...

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Invite Them and They Will Come

John Latta - Aug 07, 2013

Invite Them and They Will Come

Let me hang a little dirty laundry out on the line. People make assumptions about the news business. Sometimes people think that the news media is biased or is bought and paid for. And in some cases it is. But that’s not ...

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

John Latta - Jun 27, 2013

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometimes, you might just get Amtrak what it needs. And a little street cred is what it needs. I wrote a column for the print issue of Better Roads not too many months ago with the headline ...

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It's a Forest/Trees Thing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

It's a Forest/Trees Thing

  It’s right in front of us in our everyday lives, but sometimes we don’t see it. That’s our transportation infrastructure system out there, one we pay for. We value it, but largely we don’t know what comes out of our pockets ...

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