November 9, 2016 - Industry News
Infrastructure funding was bolstered by voters in several states on election day, with measures being passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Louisiana and Maine that direct money at the issue.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, State Legislation, Election Day
November 7, 2016 - Industry News
Urban road conditions in major metropolitan areas are in terrible shape and could deteriorate further as traffic increases and transportation remains underfunded
Tags: Research, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
A federal court has ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers to finance the unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding, Court Ruling, New York State
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
The advocacy group Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors is calling out the Department of Transportation for not granting enough funding money to critical freight-hub projects.
Tags: Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, Infrastructure Funding
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
The California Department of Transportation has launched a nine-month pilot program to test a pay-by-the-mile financing model to possibly replace the gas tax in the state.
Tags: taxes, Caltrans, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, AASHTO, Interstate, Infrastructure Funding, Interstate System
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
The majority of Americans would support road-usage fees to help fund transportation costs, according to a recent opinion survey by infrastructure solutions firm HNTB.
Tags: taxes, Survey, Infrastructure Funding, User Fees
February 19, 2016 - Industry News
There are still 58,500 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a review of the 2015 National Bridge Inventory database conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Road Safety, Bridges
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding
October 22, 2015 - Industry News
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Legislation, Infrastructure Funding
October 15, 2015 - Industry News
Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking
September 29, 2015 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation has unveiled specifics about its Build America Transportation Investment Center, which aims to ease the “procedural, permitting, and financial barriers to increased infrastructure investment and development.”
Tags: DOT, Infrastructure, AASHTO, Infrastructure Funding
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good.
Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
A report from the Reason Foundation outlining the benefits of tolling for infrastructure has been denounced by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding
June 24, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The Rhode Island Senate has approved a $1.1 billion plan allowing the state to create a toll on large commercial vehicles traveling through the state -- but it's unlikely it will go anywhere in the House.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s broken highway-funding system.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
An alternative to the proposed Rhode Island trucking toll that could eliminate the tolls completely has been brought forward by members of the R.I., House Republican Caucus.
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
Two Republicans on Capitol Hill have re-introduced a controversial bill taking a radical approach to the issue of highway funding -- handing responsibility for infrastructure over to the states.
Tags: Legislation, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, Devolution
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A recently amended proposal to charge tolls for trucks crossing bridges in Rhode Island may not be included in the state budget, according to local reports -- but it could be addressed by the legislature in a special session.
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last minute changes to a truck tolling proposal that upset several local and national trucking groups, but the state trucking association says the plan still unfairly targets truckers.
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
A recent proposal in Rhode Island for a truck-only toll to pay for the state’s ailing road and bridge conditions has been met with blowback from several trucking industry groups.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Rhode Island, OOIDA, Infrastructure Funding
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
New bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate could help bridge the highway funding gap by expanding the use of tax-exempt bonds and implementing a new tax credit to help state and local governments pay for infrastructure projects.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Infrastructure Funding
April 16, 2015 - Industry News
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.
Tags: Congress, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, Infrastructure Funding
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Urgent need was the phrase most emphasized during the first hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on reauthorizing the surface-transportation bill, which was held Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster, Highway Bill
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Two-thirds of the economic benefits and jobs created by federal highway and transit investment occur in non-construction sectors according to a new IHS report.
Tags: Congress, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, IHS Automotive
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