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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for highway funding meets disapproval of Senators, AEM

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 10, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara ...

Survey finds 68% of Americans want increased federal transportation funding, most willing to pay higher gas taxes

Survey finds 68% of Americans want increased federal...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 12, 2014

Two-thirds of Americans, or 68 percent, want the federal government to invest more in roads, bridges and mass transit systems, ...

Can cutting Postal Service spending save highway construction funding? House GOP moves forward with controversial plan

Can cutting Postal Service spending save highway...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 04, 2014

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting ...

Senators to release long term highway bill on Monday, markup set for Thursday

Senators to release long term highway bill on Monday,...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 09, 2014

U.S. senators from the Environment and Public Works and Transportation and Infrastructure committees have announced that they will release the ...

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