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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.

Taking it to the Streets of Miami

Taking it to the Streets of Miami

Posted on Jun 13, 2013

It’s more wristwatches than sausages I think. An ongoing dispute over whether the state of Florida or the city “owns” streets ...

Private money: A funding wildcard in 2014

Private money: A funding wildcard in 2014

Posted on Jun 13, 2013

It’s hard to see a time in the foreseeable future where we will have a solid supply of funding from ...

The Family Gasoline Bill: Scarcity trumps efficiency

The Family Gasoline Bill: Scarcity trumps efficiency

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

Americans spend a relatively small part of their income on gasoline. But it’s unlikely to get any smaller. It was just ...

Gas Tax 101: 1932 – 2013

Gas Tax 101: 1932 – 2013

Posted on Jun 11, 2013

We talk gas tax all day long in this industry. We hear arguments that it should increase (I make many of ...

Funding talks on The Hill lay groundwork for reauthorization

Funding talks on The Hill lay groundwork for...

Posted on Jun 06, 2013

Debriefing a number of contractors and agency folk who spent most of the daylight hours yesterday talking to politicians on ...

Inhofe: Obama’s $500 billion to $600 billion reauthorization bill “not going to happen”

Inhofe: Obama’s $500 billion to $600 billion...

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

Oklahoma conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who has "been through," as a he puts it, eight reauthorization bills, said ...

Rahall: 2014 reauthorization to be different from MAP-21

Rahall: 2014 reauthorization to be different from...

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

Ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) committee and West Virginia veteran Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV) believes reauthorization ...

LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure...

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

Expect a major announcement on transportation infrastructure from President Obama. That's the word from outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "Once we ...

Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC...

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) believes September 2014 reauthorization has much the same bipartisan support that ...

Boxer: Transportation funding is “patriotic issue”

Boxer: Transportation funding is “patriotic issue”

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

The problems facing reauthorization have "nothing to do with politics," said Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), addressing the Transportation Construction Coalition ...

Market report: Weather factors into low highway market

Market report: Weather factors into low highway market

Posted on Jun 04, 2013

Just how much of a factor was winter weather in highway construction work in the first three months of this ...

Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

Posted on Jun 03, 2013

American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist and Policy VP Alison Premo Black said the bridge market is ...

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