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House Majority Leader on gas tax increase: ‘Let’s think of something else’

House Majority Leader on gas tax increase:...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 23, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) thinks lawmakers in the capitol should come up with alternative funding for transportation because ...

Contractors face charges for defrauding PennDOT’s female/minority-owned business program

Contractors face charges for defrauding PennDOT’s...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 22, 2015

The top executives at a Pennsylvania highway construction company are facing charges they defrauded the U.S. Department of Transportation to ...

Senate Finance Committee hears opposing views on gas tax, emphasis on long-term transportation funding

Senate Finance Committee hears opposing views on gas...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 22, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee were presented with testimony stressing the need for long-term funding for transportation projects, but ...

Caltrans completes San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span cantilever demolition

Caltrans completes San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 22, 2015

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the demolition of the cantilever portion of the East Span of the ...

Construction underway on first stretch of California’s high-speed rail network

Construction underway on first stretch of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2015

Five months after ground was broken in Fresno, construction on California's first high-speed rail line began earlier this week. According to a ...

Virginia transportation board approves scoring process to prioritize transportation projects

Virginia transportation board approves scoring process...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 19, 2015

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has approved a transportation project scoring process that will rank and prioritize work to be ...

Transportation Construction Coalition evokes Reagan in ads calling for Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Transportation Construction Coalition evokes Reagan in...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 19, 2015

Members of the Transportation Construction Commission (TCC) continue their promotional efforts to urge Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund ...

800 heavy machines and trucks worth $80 million will perform I-4 Ultimate work in Florida

800 heavy machines and trucks worth $80 million will...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 18, 2015

The I- 4 Ultimate project is the largest public-works project in the history of Central Florida, so it’s no big ...

House hearing highlights gridlock over gas tax increase despite universal desire for long-term transportation funding

House hearing highlights gridlock over gas tax increase...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 18, 2015

Members of the House Ways and Means committee agreed in their Wednesday hearing on long-term Highway Trust Fund (HTF) financing hearing ...

If you don’t want the Stanley Cup delayed, maybe increase highway funding, AED CEO says

If you don’t want the Stanley Cup delayed, maybe...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 18, 2015

Even one of the most storied trophies in all of sports isn’t immune to America’s infrastructure woes. While Chicago Blackhawks players ...

TRIP: Ohio’s roads and bridges face $11.6 billion shortfall for improvements

TRIP: Ohio’s roads and bridges face $11.6 billion...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 18, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) recent analysis of Ohio’s transportation system finds the state will see an $11.6 billion shortfall ...

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway plans

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 17, 2015

Democrats in the U.S. Senate dropped an ultimatum on Republicans Tuesday, threatening to block any short-term extension of highway funding ...

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