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Uh oh, somebody’s out of touch on the gas tax

Uh oh, somebody’s out of touch on the gas tax

Posted by John Latta on Feb 14, 2013

If something is unpopular but beneficial to the American public, do you as a member of Congress (a) support it, ...

Whispering the T Word

Whispering the T Word

Posted by John Latta on Dec 05, 2012

TAX! Nothing like shouting a three-letter word ending in X to get your attention. But no, we’re not talking income tax. The ...

Amtrak’s post hammer-and-sickle years

Amtrak’s post hammer-and-sickle years

Posted by John Latta on Sep 28, 2012

Would Amtrak work if it was privately owned? In the end its not only the private nature of the ownership that's ...

Chez Amtrak.

Posted by John Latta on Aug 02, 2012

From the "speaks for itself" department: Over the last 10 years, losses to the taxpayers from Amtrak's food and beverage service ...

Mark this urgent! Until we lose interest.

Posted by John Latta on Aug 02, 2012

Where’s the urgency? After the I-35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis in August 2007, virtually everyone was jumping ...

The Other Side of the Glass Door

Posted by John Latta on Jul 02, 2012

I had a dog once that loved to sunbath indoors, resting beside a sliding glass patio door. Outside would come ...

Reauthorization — first glimpses, second guesses

Posted by John Latta on Jun 28, 2012

So compromise wins. So it should; that's what a Senate/House conference committees does. But looking at the first details of the ...

Let’s say reauthorization was a simple thing

Let’s say reauthorization was a simple thing

Posted by John Latta on Jun 10, 2012

It could be a really interesting week in the surface transportation reauthorization debate in the Congressional conference committee. If you step ...

Mica, Rahall and Ribble to speak at the TCC Fly-In

Posted by Staff Report on May 22, 2012

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.), Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.), and freshman Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) ...

About the small print Congressman

Posted by John Latta on Apr 11, 2012

Next Monday, April 16, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is back in D.C. after a well-deserved (sic) break to ...

Civic Lessons

Posted by John Latta on Mar 01, 2012

Watching the reauthorization wheels go round and round remains one of the most frustrating occupations in our industry. The Senate Bill ...

Let ‘em have it this week!

Posted by John Latta on Feb 20, 2012

I'm repeating myself, I know, but I want to urge as many of you as possible to take advantage of ...

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