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Ground broken on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Ground broken on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 20, 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott officially kicked off the metropolitan Orlando Interstate 4 improvement project at a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 17 in ...

Wisconsin road building debt to increase under governor’s proposal

Wisconsin road building debt to increase under...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 18, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker’s current $1.3 billion road construction borrowing proposal would up state borrowing for road projects to a point that ...

Sanders says his $1 trillion infrastructure bill would cost less than Iraq War

Sanders says his $1 trillion infrastructure bill would...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 11, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders says his 5-year $1 trillion infrastructure bill would cost less than the estimated cost of the “Bush/Cheney ...

Obama proposes 6-year, $478 billion highway bill; industry groups voice support

Obama proposes 6-year, $478 billion highway bill;...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Feb 02, 2015

As part of his new, $3.99 trillion budget released Monday, President Barack Obama has proposed $478 billion to fund the country’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

President Obama, VP Biden treat 4 construction workers to burgers and fries

President Obama, VP Biden treat 4 construction workers...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 21, 2014

The President and Vice President took their lunch outside the White House on Friday and treated four construction workers to ...

Foxx on highway spending: ‘We need to move forward’

Foxx on highway spending: ‘We need to move forward’

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 18, 2014

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday urged union workers to tell Congress that “we need to move forward” and increase ...

VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest ‘Reality Check’ update

VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 30, 2014

In it’s latest “Reality Check” video, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) looks at why Ohio roads are in better ...

Repair Priorities 2014: States annually spend $20.4 billion for new road construction, $16.5 billion for road repairs

Repair Priorities 2014: States annually spend $20.4...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 14, 2014

State departments of transportation (DOTs) spend more each year on new road construction than on road repairs, according to a ...

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