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News January 20, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.   Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...

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News January 18, 2017
It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,   “A $65 annual [vehicle]...
News January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump plans to open up the potential of private investments and use innovative financing tools to rebuild the nation's transportation networks, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.   "As we work...
News January 06, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proposed a $32 billion capital plan for the next decade that includes $2.7 billion to build a tunnel under the Hudson River and rehabilitate the century-old one damaged by Superstorm Sandy.   The sum set aside for the tunnel is a fraction of the $24...
News December 23, 2016
In an example of a state legislature recognizing that a modest tax increase can—in definace of its governor—have a profound impact on transportation planning and project initiatives, Nebraska State Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced this week that the state gas tax will increase to 27.3 cents...
News December 14, 2016
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $236 million for 40 transportation projects across the state.   Funding includes $190 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 10 projects to “maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and...
News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...
Article December 05, 2016
The money in the constant stream is all getting stuck on one big rock. The lever that was created in late 2015 is sitting idle.   Lawmakers in Washington engineered the first long-term highway bill (FAST Act) in more than a decade in December 2015, and when President Barack Obama signed the $305...

A truck bypass on the west side of Killdeer, N.D., was a project aimed at improving traffic flow and safety.

Article December 05, 2016
The Upper Great Plains states serve several functions. They are a large-scale agricultural region. They are home to several crucial, not-so-secret missle silos. They also serve as throughways for an incredible amount of freight­—in consequence of which, their roads and bridges sustain an enormous...

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News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...
News November 28, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which concerns the apparent backpedaling of President-elect Trump's promises on infrastructure funding.
News November 17, 2016
In effort to more evenly distribute revenue derived by the state’s gas tax, Utah lawmakers have changed a complicated tax distribution formula in hopes of making dissemination more fair across the state.   Gov. Gary Herbert called a special session of the legislature to address this issue after the...
News November 14, 2016
U.S. voters backed dozens of statewide and local ballot measures Nov. 8 that pave the way to shore up or protect transportation funding streams.   The American Public Transportation Association called it "an historic day . . . as voters approved 33 of 48 local and statewide public transit measures...
News November 14, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses the president-elect's plans for road and bridge infrastructure.
News November 09, 2016
New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment dedicating gas tax proceeds to transportation projects, locking in more than $1 billion a year in new revenue from the recently enacted 23-cent gas tax.   The referendum passed despite a late revolt against the once-virtually...
News November 08, 2016
Besides choosing candidates today, voters nationwide will face at least 232 city, county and state ballot initiatives to decide whether to raise a potential $250 billion for road and bridge construction.   One of the smallest measures is a $5,308-a-year property-tax measure for road maintenance in...
News November 07, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday that the Texas Transportation Commission will receive a TIFIA loan for $285 million to finance the reconstruction and expansion of a section of I-35E in the Dallas metro area.   The project, to be completed in phases, will reconstruct and...
News October 17, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses NAM's proposals for improving U.S. transportation infrastructure.
News October 04, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and state Democratic leaders announced late last week they have reached a deal for transportation funding that will raise the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, ending a summer-long standoff and statewide construction freeze.   For drivers, the higher gas taxes...
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