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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 ...

A drive on a Texas high-speed toll road: Is this how everybody will drive in the future? I hope not.

A drive on a Texas high-speed toll road: Is this how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 08, 2015

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to travel south on the newest Texas toll road, otherwise known as State ...

Will the plunge in crude oil prices kill the fracking boom?

Will the plunge in crude oil prices kill the fracking...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 23, 2014

For the last few years the conventional wisdom has been that fracking and oil and gas extraction in shale will ...

Contractors, construction equipment manufacturers have much to gain from restoration of trade with Cuba

Contractors, construction equipment manufacturers have...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 22, 2014

Though the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba has a long way to go, construction is firmly ...

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, ...

Obama unveils immigration reform shielding 5 million from deportation; challenges Congress to “pass a bill”

Obama unveils immigration reform shielding 5 million...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 21, 2014

During a defiant speech from the East Room of the White House Thursday night, President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping immigration ...

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 ...

Construction critical to growth of unconventional energy market

Construction critical to growth of unconventional...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 01, 2014

Construction is a key player throughout the “unconventional” oil and gas supply chain, according to a just-released study by the ...

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 ...

FDOT removing campaign signs

FDOT removing campaign signs

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 08, 2014

The Florida Department of Transportation is starting to confiscate any campaign signs it finds illegally sitting on right-of-ways, or areas between ...

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