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John Latta is Editor-in-Chief of Better Roads magazine who has spent the last decade writing about roads, construction equipment, trucks and trucking, bridges, and Washington’s influence on all of the above. He is a former daily newspaperman who has pursued news in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

The Sandlot System

The Sandlot System

Posted on Sep 08, 2013

I wonder if we are on the verge of a sea change in the way our transportation system is built ...

The Roads to a City’s Bankruptcy

The Roads to a City’s Bankruptcy

Posted on Aug 09, 2013

Here’s an interesting look at data about what its accumulator calls “unnecessary infrastructure.” What he/she (a bio, with no name, says ...

Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

Posted on Aug 08, 2013

It’s lies, damned lies and statistics again. This time the question, arising after the recent high-fatality (79) Spanish high-speed rail disaster, ...

Invite Them and They Will Come

Invite Them and They Will Come

Posted on Aug 07, 2013

Let me hang a little dirty laundry out on the line. People make assumptions about the news business. Sometimes people think ...

This is what you do for your state, Mr. Road Building Contractor

This is what you do for your state, Mr. Road Building...

Posted on Aug 07, 2013

To continue to have as much firepower as possible at your fingertips when talking to people who are unaware of ...

We know where you were last night: VMT a bad idea, says professor

We know where you were last night: VMT a bad idea, says...

Posted on Aug 06, 2013

It’s really all about privacy. Or is it? Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics at the University of Michigan and a ...

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Pres. Obama

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Pres. Obama

Posted on Aug 05, 2013

I’m going to have a to go along with Mark on this one. According to Mark Szakonyi writing in The Journal ...

Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

Posted on Aug 02, 2013

Think of it as a NIMBP problem. As in a Not In My Back Pocket problem. Americans want more money to ...

Closer to E than F and heading for B

Closer to E than F and heading for B

Posted on Aug 01, 2013

Let’s say you are rolling down the highway and watching the gas gauge on your dashboard as you go. You ...

Yo Congress: Transportation infrastructure is a job-creating investment

Yo Congress: Transportation infrastructure is a...

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

There is an argument about transportation infrastructure that is not made enough--not anywhere near enough. It boosts economic choices and economic ...

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

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

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

As we begin to close in on the fall 2014 date for the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation in ...

Transportation Infrastructure Funding: Efficiency is necessary but not sufficient

Transportation Infrastructure Funding: Efficiency is...

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

It’s a case of on the one hand/on the other hand. New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is saying that his ...

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