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Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing House’s $10.8 billion highway funding patch

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

What World Cup host Brazil can teach the U.S. about ignoring infrastructure needs

What World Cup host Brazil can teach the U.S. about...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 16, 2014

In the search for morality tales about the consequences of inadequate investment in infrastructure, it would be hard to top ...

DOT now predicts Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by end of August

DOT now predicts Highway Trust Fund will run out of...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 16, 2014

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the HTF to run out ...

Vehicles crashed into 45% of U.S. highway contractors’ work zones in 2013

Vehicles crashed into 45% of U.S. highway...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 11, 2014

Vehicles crashed into 45 percent of highway contractors’ work zones in the past year, according to the study results released ...

Florida Congressional hearing on major transportation...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 14, 2011

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) conducted a Congressional field hearing today in Central Florida on pending major ...

Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 23, 2010

Jim Beil, a 22-year transportation veteran from Caltrans, will join the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as the new executive ...

Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on ...

TRIP report: North Carolina faces $20 billion shortfall...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 23, 2010

TRIP today released a North Carolina report at news conferences in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. The report, “The Future of North ...

$17.6 billion ‘jobs bill’ passes Senate,...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day must be lucky for than the Irish. Looks like the transportation industry is in luck until at ...

Highway, transit shutdown ends with enactment of...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 03, 2010

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend legal authority for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, sending ...

Fuzzy funding may mean bad news for highway projects...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 20, 2009

Although an 18-month extension for SAFETEA-LU is in the works as a temporary measure after the legislation expires Sept. 30, we ...

It’s high time we came up with a highway funding...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 01, 2009

It's no surprise that the Highway Trust Fund, or HTF,  is almost insolvent again. We've known the time is coming.   Last ...

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