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The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 28, 2014

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dire States hits the road to drum up support for Texas highway construction initiative

Dire States hits the road to drum up support for Texas...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 15, 2014

Nearly 180 years ago the toughest hombres ever to ride a horse and carry a rifle blazed a trail across ...

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 ...

What World Cup host Brazil can teach the U.S. about ignoring infrastructure needs

What World Cup host Brazil can teach the U.S. about...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 16, 2014

In the search for morality tales about the consequences of inadequate investment in infrastructure, it would be hard to top ...

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 ...

House passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure projects bill

House passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 21, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill on Tuesday, The Hill reports. The conference version of the ...

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