More from John Latta

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.

Over the Top: Funding some D.C. tunnel work

Over the Top: Funding some D.C. tunnel work

Posted on Jun 03, 2013

I’m always looking for interesting ways to fund transportation infrastructure and today I come across this one in Washington, D.C. While ...

America’s supertrains are running late

America’s supertrains are running late

Posted on Jun 03, 2013

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga high speed rail unit? Or maybe we’re riding on the bullet train they ...

Goalposts and Speed Limits

Goalposts and Speed Limits

Posted on May 31, 2013

Let’s say you want to set a speed limit of 20 mph on a neighborhood street. You need an engineering ...

MAP-21’s reform timetable: Can it be maintained?

MAP-21’s reform timetable: Can it be maintained?

Posted on May 30, 2013

Ah, yes, the reforms of MAP-21. Like a breath of fresh air they were. Changes that would accelerate woefully slow project ...

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

Posted on May 28, 2013

Did the collapse of the I-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Washington State demonstrate a need for increased investing ...

Remember the Alamo Bridge in Washington

Remember the Alamo Bridge in Washington

Posted on May 24, 2013

If a bridge falls in Washington State does anyone in Washington D.C. hear it? Yes, but for how long will its ...

The Internet, the public and project input

The Internet, the public and project input

Posted on May 24, 2013

What is--or, better yet, what could be--happening to the solicitation of public input into transportation infrastructure projects? “The advent of the ...

Gas tax quiz

Gas tax quiz

Posted on May 23, 2013

Pop quiz: What do you pay in federal fuel tax for every gallon of gas you buy? What percentage of the ...

San Francisco-Oakland: Troubled bridge over water

San Francisco-Oakland: Troubled bridge over water

Posted on May 22, 2013

Closing in on an end-of-summer opening, the $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is getting set for ...

From A Connecticut Train Crash

From A Connecticut Train Crash

Posted on May 20, 2013

This is a story to be careful with. This, of course, comes from someone who is concerned that our infrastructure is ...

Florida’s Red Light Camera Game: G R E E N orange R E D

Florida’s Red Light Camera Game: G R E E N orange R E...

Posted on May 17, 2013

A lot of orange traffic lights in Florida don’t last as long as they used to. And that has stirred up ...

Fifty cents on the dollar for Illinois roads

Fifty cents on the dollar for Illinois roads

Posted on May 16, 2013

At a time when funding for roads and bridges--what there is of it--is squeezed to the maximum (a situation that ...

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