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Iowa governor determined to find funding solution
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad believes there is a bucket full of solutions for his state's road and bridge funding woes, and he is determined find one that will receive bipartisan support. You could call it Iowa's Bucket Challenge of 2015.
Roads & Bridges – 12/16/2014

Revealing Study Details Downstream Economic Benefit of Transportation Funding
A first-of-its-kind study conducted by forecasting company IHS Inc. outlines the economic benefits of federal highway and transit investment programs on every sector of the U.S. economy. The report was released during a transportation-media conference call on Dec. 10.
Rock Products – 12/10/2014

$163 billion needed annually to fix aging surface transportation system
It's being estimated that an investment of $163 billion per year is needed in order to fix the nation's deteriorating surface transportation system, according to the "2015 Bottom Line Report" on transportation investment needs, released by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the American Public Transportation Association.
Better Roads – 12/9/2014

Morocco sets strong road budget for 2015
The Moroccan Government is setting a healthy budget for road maintenance during 2015.
World Highways – 12/8/2014

Mexico's strong road investment programme for 2014
The Mexican Government says it has managed to boost road investment in 2014, compared with 2013.
World Highways – 12/8/2014

Latest Survey of Manufacturers. Reflects Optimism about Coming Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers continues to reflect optimism about the coming months, with 91.2 percent of survey respondents saying they are either somewhat or very positive about their own company's outlook.
National Association of Manufacturers – 12/8/2014

GOP rep.: Highway bill 'a priority for us'
The chairwoman of the House Republican Conference said Thursday that passing a long-term transportation funding bill will be a "priority" for GOP leaders in the next Congress.
The Hill – 12/4/2014

Reps press for gas tax hike
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers pushed Wednesday for a 15-cent increase in the tax that is paid by drivers when they fill up at the pump.
The Hill – 12/3/2014

Kenya soon to start on its eight-year road works programme
The Kenyan government will pay nearly US$557 million (?446 million) annually to contractors for building 10,000km of roads over eight years.
World Highways – 12/3/2014

Chilean infrastructure projects being planned
In Chile plans are well in hand for a series of major infrastructure projects, with the work likely to help boost the country's economy.
World Highways – 12/3/2014