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Biting the hand that feeds you

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 22, 2010

Republicans in Congress are finally getting called out for talking trash about the stimulus bill and then bellying up to ...

Cash for caulkers: $57K per home

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 19, 2010

If there were ever a good example of why the government should stop trying to do feel-good, small bore projects ...

TIGER award winners announced

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 19, 2010

Recipients of the $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery awards from the federal government were announced Wednesday. Rail ...

Small biz to Feds: ‘Get out of the way’

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 11, 2010

Bloomberg has a column today that pretty well sums up why the recovery is taking so long. According to the ...

Trucks seen as Detroit’s salvation

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 26, 2010

So why, if trucks are selling so well, does the government, which owns controlling interest in GM and Chrysler, seem ...

Your guide to the basics of transportation...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 22, 2009

How do government officials decide where to put a bus stop, road, or bridge and how transportation projects are planned?   The Federal ...

The White House and the private sector

The White House and the private sector

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 25, 2009

When the president seeks advice on how to manage the country, in particular the economy, he turns to his cabinet, some ...

Another Band-Aid: House passes $7 billion to shore up...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 30, 2009

Well, it's not the ideal solution, but this Band-Aid will at least keep the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) solvent. Just days ...

ARTBA sues EPA

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2009

I guess the gloves are off now. In a statement released yesterday the American Road & Transportation Builders Association said it ...

Construction business owner runs for mayor

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 07, 2009

Although he's a late arrival, commercial construction contractor Glen Spencer has entered the race for mayor of Gilbert, Arizona, population 220,000. ...

Construction workers picket Caltrans

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 11, 2009

California Department of Transportation announced it was suspending up to 100 construction projects, prompting a protest outside of the office of ...

Oregon wants to ban aftermarket car parts

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 11, 2009

Give regulators an inch and they take a mile. This is what Oregon's governor is proposing: "Restrictions and prohibitions on the ...

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