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House passes highway funding extension

Posted by Jill Dunn on Sep 15, 2011

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on an extension of transportation appropriations this week after House members passed the ...

Congressman Shuster: Obama ‘offered little more...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 31, 2011

Congressman Bill Shuster, chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, issued the following statement in ...

‘We need some form of populist movement for...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 07, 2011

From Better Roads (sister publication to Equipment World) Editor-in-Chief John Latta at the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) annual meeting ...

Pa. Senator backs expiration for highway earmarks

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 02, 2011

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey wants to put an expiration date on unspent highway "earmarks" through two bills he introduced in ...

Chicago area procures $100 million in TIGER grants

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 27, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation finalized a $100 grant agreement for the CREATE (Chicago ...

Obama says no new gas tax, use tolls

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 26, 2010

Instead of raising the gas tax, which has not been raised in at least a decade, President Barack Obama says ...

Missouri approves 5-year highway construction program

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 13, 2010

Missouri's five-year highway construction program was approved July 1, 2010, by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, but it's only ...

Do highways pay for themselves?

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 30, 2009

Not as much as they used to. A report out today from SubsidyScope notes that gas taxes account for for an ...

Competing visions emerge on highway trust fund

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 18, 2009

Jim Oberstar, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, announced today that he'd like to see a new, 6 year highway ...

Higway trust fund almost broke…again

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 08, 2009

Declining gas tax receipts have left the federal highway trust fund some $8-billion to $12-billion short of the money it ...

LaHood: Letting states opt out of highway program...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 12, 2009

Regardless mof whether the funding formula used to distribute federal highway money to states is unfair, I'm still not convinced ...

There are bigger concerns than one piece of legislation

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 29, 2009

In a recent phone call with Jeff Solsby, director of communications for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), ...

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