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Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 03, 2014

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while ...

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 03, 2014

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former ...

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 02, 2014

  The Wisconsin Transportation Panel has approved three major highway repair projects that will total approximately $670 million. Gov. Scott Walker, who chairs ...

Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Nov 25, 2014

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill to raise the state's gas tax. The bill would approximately double Michigan's fuel tax ...

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Nov 19, 2014

The Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that could potentially generate around $1 billion a year for the state's ...

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and...

Posted by Therese Dunphy on Nov 05, 2014

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable ...

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 31, 2014

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) seeks 5,000 volunteer drivers to test a pay-as-you-drive road tax. If the trial program is ...

Ray LaHood: ‘We need a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Ray LaHood: ‘We need a big pot of money’ to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 31, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at ...

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin’s gas tax

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin’s...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 16, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering replacing the state's gasoline tax with a sales tax on gas and alternative vehicle fuel sources ...

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 14, 2014

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee has made it clear that saving the Highway ...

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 18, 2014

Construction groups and transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program ...

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 02, 2014

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict ...

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