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Are Americans “not willing to pay” for longer-lasting roads?

Are Americans “not willing to pay” for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2013

Over at our sister site Better Roads, columnist Kirk Landers has put together a pretty interesting, and brutally honest, estimation ...

Colorful asphalt coatings could keep cities cooler

Colorful asphalt coatings could keep cities cooler

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 09, 2013

More so than any other color, black absorbs sunlight and then radiates that heat. And when black asphalt comprises one-third ...

Congressional transportation funding talks at a stalemate

Congressional transportation funding talks at a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 26, 2013

With the expiration of of the MAP-21 transportation bill coming in September of next year, congressional talks about how to ...

ASCE says U.S. infrastructure investment is “treading water”

ASCE says U.S. infrastructure investment is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

After giving American infrastructure a grade of D+, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that the country's investment planned ...

America’s infrastructure given D+ grade by ASCE

America’s infrastructure given D+ grade by ASCE

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 21, 2013

America's infrastructure has been the topic of many conversations lately—few, if any, of them good. President Barack Obama said U.S. ...

Roads of the future could power our homes and the vehicles that drive them

Roads of the future could power our homes and the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2013

Our sister publication Better Roads has an interesting report today on the roads of the future. Two U.S. companies are ...

Sequester to cut $4 billion from federal construction programs

Sequester to cut $4 billion from federal construction...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 05, 2013

Sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts that took effect on March 1, will cut more than $4 billion from federal ...

Scientists develop first self-healing protective coating for concrete

Scientists develop first self-healing protective...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2013

Just last week we heard about a formula of asphalt that, when heated by induction, can actually repair itself. And ...

$7 billion in federal highway funds obligated so far in current fiscal year

$7 billion in federal highway funds obligated so far in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 15, 2013

Federal funds obligated by federal, state and local departments of transportation (DOTs) have increased $7 billion during the current fiscal ...

Transportation Sec. LaHood praises Obama’s focus on infrastructure in State of the Union

Transportation Sec. LaHood praises Obama’s focus...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2013

President Barack Obama spent a great deal of time discussing the sad state of American  infrastructure in his State of ...

CBO: Highway Trust Fund should fulfill obligations through 2014

CBO: Highway Trust Fund should fulfill obligations...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2013

According to the latest forecast from the Congressional Budget Office, the Highway Trust Fund will have insufficient revenues by the ...

Transportation Sec. LaHood: “America is one big pothole”

Transportation Sec. LaHood: “America is one big...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 08, 2013

During an interview on National Public Radio's "The Diane Rehm Show," outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asked lawmakers and ...

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