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With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 14, 2014

In November, Texans will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1, which, in a nutshell, proposes to take ...

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 ...

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 22, 2014

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Construction worker killed by trash truck while picking up cones from work zone

Construction worker killed by trash truck while picking...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 28, 2014

A construction worker was killed after being hit by a trash truck that crashed into a road work zone last ...

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 24, 2014

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road ...

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway construction funding nears insolvency

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2014

The House on Tuesday passed a nearly $11 billion quick fix that would stave off the looming insolvency of the ...

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find a long-term highway funding solution sooner rather than later

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 09, 2014

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution ...

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch “virtual apprenticeship” video game for recruiting teens (VIDEO)

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2014

The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania has come up with a promising way to attract more recruits to the industry. ...

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