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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, ...

This bridge is made of thousands of sheets of paper, took 3 years to design (PHOTOS)

This bridge is made of thousands of sheets of paper,...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 20, 2015

An artist from the United Kingdom completed a project that proves once and for all that paper beats rock. Well, ...

House passes transportation funding patch

House passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The ...

Report finds current road, bridge conditions are impairing economic growth in rural areas

Report finds current road, bridge conditions are...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

Research by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP) finds that 15 percent of major rural roads in the U.S. are in poor ...

Nebraska legislature overrides governor’s veto of gas tax increase

Nebraska legislature overrides governor’s veto of gas...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 19, 2015

Almost immediately after the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill to raise the state’s gas tax, it appeared the newly-approved road ...

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 18, 2015

Efforts to create at least a short-term patch for transportation funding are in the works this week, with one bill, ...

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