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Bipartisan Senate bill would offer a tax credit for transportation projects

Bipartisan Senate bill would offer a tax credit for...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 05, 2015

A Republican and a Democratic crossed party lines to propose a bill Monday that would provide a tax credit for ...

Ryan: $10 billion stopgap in the works as a “Plan B” for Highway Trust Fund

Ryan: $10 billion stopgap in the works as a “Plan...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 01, 2015

Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) says a $10 billion stopgap measure is being planned to provide temporary transportation project funding for the ...

#FixTheTrustFund campaign aims to flood social media with infographics supporting a long-term highway bill

#FixTheTrustFund campaign aims to flood social media...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 20, 2015

The Transportation Construction Coalition this week launched a 12-day social media infographic campaign to “press Congress to find a permanent fix ...

Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what  “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 03, 2015

John Oliver, on the latest episode of his HBO program “Last Week Tonight”, aimed his comedic wit at the issue of ...

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve had in 10 years” to get out of highway funding dead end

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 30, 2015

All the talk about the upcoming highway bill reauthorization—now in an extension until May—had a familiar ring to Ben Brock, ...

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving infrastructure rather than Keystone XL in State of the Union

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 21, 2015

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...

More reasons not to build toll roads

More reasons not to build toll roads

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 19, 2015

As a follow up to my earlier post on the Texas SH 130 toll road, I wanted to elaborate on ...

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5 billion from federal construction accounts

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion ...

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely on next year’s bond issue for road projects

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 15, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley says he has no plans to ask the Alabama legislature to raise the state’s 16-cent-per-gallon gas tax, ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends vote back to House with pressure for long-term solution

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 30, 2014

On Tuesday the Senate voted to pass a bill that would stave off the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund ...

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