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Rhode Island proposes $1.1 billion transportation bill that would create 12,000 jobs, impose tax on trucking

Rhode Island proposes $1.1 billion transportation bill...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 29, 2015

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is proposing a long-term budget amendment that would increase spending on roads, bridges, and mass ...

Analysis rates structurally deficient bridges by Congressional district

Analysis rates structurally deficient bridges by...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 29, 2015

Transit Labs, a transportation system analysis firm, has ranked bridge conditions across the U.S. by congressional district, the results of ...

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project proves need for long-term highway bill

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s acting administrator toured the incomplete North Spokane Corridor last week and said the half-built project ...

Crews make final concrete pour on Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in Connecticut

Crews make final concrete pour on Pearl Harbor Memorial...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 28, 2015

Construction crews working on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge celebrated the final concrete pour to connect the second half of ...

South Carolina eyes using $400 million budget surplus for transportation projects

South Carolina eyes using $400 million budget surplus...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 28, 2015

An expected $400 million budget surplus in South Carolina coffers, set to be certified later this week, presents an opportunity ...

Bill would support Highway Trust Fund by adjusting Obamacare Medicaid match rates

Bill would support Highway Trust Fund by adjusting...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 27, 2015

A bill filed by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), would apply an estimated $15 billion each year to the Highway Trust Fund ...

Texas lawmakers cross the aisle on plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3 billion

Texas lawmakers cross the aisle on plan to raise the...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 27, 2015

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject ...

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 26, 2015

Over the weekend, the Senate passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before ...

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan lawmaker calls to legalize “pot for potholes”

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

A lawmaker in Michigan thinks that marijuana could provide some relief for the state’s ailing roads. Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) ...

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

Connecticut’s 12 million daily drivers probably find themselves on a bridge that’s not exactly on par with construction standards. The state ...

Without long-term road funding, a Minnesota group has resorted to duct tape

Without long-term road funding, a Minnesota group has...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 21, 2015

Duct tape is a go-to problem solver in many situations. But it’s usually a temporary fix. No one is going ...

National Public Works Week kicks off with “low and slow” infrastructure tour

National Public Works Week kicks off with “low and...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 21, 2015

Author Dan McNichol, who has driven a 1949 Hudson across the country to bring attention to road and bridge conditions, ...

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