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Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 03, 2014

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former ...

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 02, 2014

  The Wisconsin Transportation Panel has approved three major highway repair projects that will total approximately $670 million. Gov. Scott Walker, who chairs ...

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, ...

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin’s gas tax

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin’s...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 16, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering replacing the state's gasoline tax with a sales tax on gas and alternative vehicle fuel sources ...

California to test feasibility of mileage tax

California to test feasibility of mileage tax

Posted by Staff Report on Oct 15, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to ...

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 14, 2014

In November, Texans will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1, which, in a nutshell, proposes to take ...

Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 16, 2014

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident ...

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 28, 2014

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly ...

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 ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing House’s $10.8 billion highway funding patch

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

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