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Los Angeles at a tipping point: get serious about public transportation or sink into Third World status

Los Angeles at a tipping point: get serious about...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 23, 2015

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Southern California and see how the country's most famous freeways were holding ...

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 ...

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 22, 2014

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans ...

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway construction funding nears insolvency

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2014

The House on Tuesday passed a nearly $11 billion quick fix that would stave off the looming insolvency of the ...

Senate committee approves 6-year highway bill but funding questions remain

Senate committee approves 6-year highway bill but...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 19, 2014

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer ...

DOT now predicts Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by end of August

DOT now predicts Highway Trust Fund will run out of...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 16, 2014

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the HTF to run out ...

Americans would rather pay more taxes to fund infrastructure over national defense or health care

Americans would rather pay more taxes to fund...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 10, 2014

If given the choice, more Americans would be willing to designate taxes to infrastructure than to national defense or health ...

Recent talks suggest Congress has put transportation funding on the back burner

Recent talks suggest Congress has put transportation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After attending last week's Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) fly-in visit with Congress, John Latta, the editor of our sister site ...

A pros-and-cons overview of available options for funding transportation infrastructure

A pros-and-cons overview of available options for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 10, 2013

The partial collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River near Seattle has put a big and bright ...

Congress discusses expanded oil and gas drilling as source of transportation funding

Congress discusses expanded oil and gas drilling as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 29, 2013

With talks in Congress over how to raise transportation funding at a standstill, some lawmakers have voiced their opinion that ...

Highway construction up 4.3% annually in January thanks to warmer weather

Highway construction up 4.3% annually in January thanks...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 12, 2013

Highway construction was up 4.3 percent in January over January 2012, largely due to warmer weather, according to the American ...

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