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Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan lawmaker calls to legalize “pot for potholes”

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

A lawmaker in Michigan thinks that marijuana could provide some relief for the state’s ailing roads. Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) ...

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

Connecticut’s 12 million daily drivers probably find themselves on a bridge that’s not exactly on par with construction standards. The state ...

Without long-term road funding, a Minnesota group has resorted to duct tape

Without long-term road funding, a Minnesota group has...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 21, 2015

Duct tape is a go-to problem solver in many situations. But it’s usually a temporary fix. No one is going ...

National Public Works Week kicks off with “low and slow” infrastructure tour

National Public Works Week kicks off with “low and...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 21, 2015

Author Dan McNichol, who has driven a 1949 Hudson across the country to bring attention to road and bridge conditions, ...

House passes transportation funding patch

House passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The ...

Report finds current road, bridge conditions are impairing economic growth in rural areas

Report finds current road, bridge conditions are...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

Research by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP) finds that 15 percent of major rural roads in the U.S. are in poor ...

Nebraska legislature overrides governor’s veto of gas tax increase

Nebraska legislature overrides governor’s veto of gas...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 19, 2015

Almost immediately after the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill to raise the state’s gas tax, it appeared the newly-approved road ...

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 18, 2015

Efforts to create at least a short-term patch for transportation funding are in the works this week, with one bill, ...

Illinois releases 6-year, $8.4 billion highway improvement plan

Illinois releases 6-year, $8.4 billion highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 18, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to spend $8.4 billion on roads in the next six years, but it’s not ...

Ayotte forwards tax reform bill to create Strengthening America’s Bridges Fund

Ayotte forwards tax reform bill to create Strengthening...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 15, 2015

Amidst the seemingly flurry of bills being introduced ahead of the looming May 31 end to the revenue stream for ...

Senate to begin work on long-term highway bill, but not until current funding has expired

Senate to begin work on long-term highway bill, but not...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 14, 2015

The Senate will hold a hearing on a new long-term transportation bill, but it’s not going to be on the ...

Lack of federal highway funding solution puts 131 Arkansas projects in jeopardy

Lack of federal highway funding solution puts 131...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 14, 2015

More than 100 Arkansas road and bridge construction projects could be in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t extend federal transportation funding. The Arkansas ...

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