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Obama urges Congress to focus on improving infrastructure rather than Keystone XL in State of the Union

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 21, 2015

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...

More reasons not to build toll roads

More reasons not to build toll roads

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 19, 2015

As a follow up to my earlier post on the Texas SH 130 toll road, I wanted to elaborate on ...

AASHTO: Annual road investment of $120 billion needed to keep up with demand

AASHTO: Annual road investment of $120 billion needed...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 24, 2014

Next year will be a critical year for America’s surface transportation infrastructure, according to a just released report from the American Association ...

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5 billion from federal construction accounts

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion ...

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely on next year’s bond issue for road projects

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 15, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley says he has no plans to ask the Alabama legislature to raise the state’s 16-cent-per-gallon gas tax, ...

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, ...

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 30, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at ...

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 ...

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 ...

Obama signs water projects reauthorization bill into law

Obama signs water projects reauthorization bill into...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 11, 2014

President Barack Obama signed the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law on Tuesday, marking the ...

Spending of state DOTs places priority on new road construction over repairs

Spending of state DOTs places priority on new road...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 25, 2014

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

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