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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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When the Cold Storms Come

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

When the Cold Storms Come

Winter road maintenance gets ready for the toughest season   By John Latta     Winter work on our transportation infrastructure is (a) essential and (b) expensive. But just how much pressure does winter bring to bear on the people who care for our highways ...

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LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

Expect a major announcement on transportation infrastructure from President Obama. That's the word from outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "Once we get past immigration, guns, the sequester, I think the President is going to be big and bold on transportation infrastructure. ...

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Americans place high value on transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2013

Americans place high value on transportation

About 75 to 80 percent of Americans would prefer to have safe, efficient and well-maintained transportation infrastructure over cable, cell phone, internet, water, sewage and household electricity and natural gas services, according to a report from the American Road & ...

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Read All About It! Venice Roads Flooded!

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

Read All About It! Venice Roads Flooded!

Quick, what was the voter turnout for the Presidential election last year? The turnout for your latest Mayoral race or an election for another influential local official? The exact number is not important. The fact that it was very low is ...

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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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America's roads and bridges 'not crumbling' - report

John Latta - Feb 21, 2013

A new report from the Reason Foundation concludes, after  examining 20 years of state highway data, that the condition of America’s state-controlled roads has improved in seven key areas including deficient bridges and pavement condition. “There are still plenty of problems ...

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White House releases transportation infrastructure 'plan'

John Latta - Feb 20, 2013

White House releases transportation infrastructure 'plan'

The White House has released a statement called "The President's Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Infrastructure."  The plan repeats the president's State of the Union "fix it first" idea, claiming that, "Repair and maintenance ...

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Somebody blinked: States making moves for transportation infrastructure funds

John Latta - Feb 19, 2013

Somebody blinked: States making moves for transportation infrastructure funds

As the inevitability of dwindling fuel tax revenues keeps butting heads with the inevitable need for more funding for transportation infrastructure, something has to give. States are now making moves instead of just talking about them, as this New York ...

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