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Vermont Senator introduces $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill

Vermont Senator introduces $1 trillion infrastructure...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2015

A U.S. senator from Vermont has filed a bill that would designate $1 trillion over the next five years to transportation ...

U.S. Chamber of Congress, AAA and ATA urge Congress to raise gas tax to fund long-term highway bill

U.S. Chamber of Congress, AAA and ATA urge Congress to...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 27, 2015

With the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) inching ever so closer to insolvency, organizations are redoubling efforts to ensure Congress is ...

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan support as method for funding long-term highway bill this year

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

After President Barack Obama made a brief mention of infrastructure funding in his State of the Union address last week, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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