WisDOT preps to bid out $220M-plus Zoo Interchange contract
The back-and-forth was akin to two brothers arguing how to install a kitchen cabinet, except in this case it was 60 highway contractors and state engineers discussing the best way to rebuild the Zoo Interchange.
Milwaukee BixTalk – 3/6/2014
CBO sees slight benefits to public-private partnerships in highways
A handful of studies on public-private partnerships, or P3s, in highway construction suggest that such arrangements "have built highways slightly less expensively and slightly more quickly, compared with the traditional public-sector approach," a Congressional Budget Office researcher told a special House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee panel on March 5.
FleetOwner – 3/6/2014
New Hampshire close to first gas tax-hike in 20 years
A bill that would raise the gas tax in New Hampshire 4.2 cents in the second half of 2014 passed through the Senate Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 4-1 on Tuesday. If the bill is made into law, it would be the state's first gas tax hike in two decades.
Roads & Bridges – 3/5/2014
It's been a great comeback says JCB as North American sales surge 140% since 2010
JCB chief executive Graeme Macdonald says the UK manufacturer's 140% sales rise in North America since 2010 has been a "great comeback story".
World Highways – 3/4/2014
Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs
Rep Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), both chair of their respective chamber's transportation committee, on Thursday each reiterated President Obama's message that the new highway bill is about job creation and retention.
Better Roads – 3/2/2014
Paraguay starts tendering its big 2014 infra projects
Paraguay's public works and communications ministry (MOPC) was this week due to launch tenders for five of its biggest infrastructure projects.
World Highways – 2/28/2014
U.S. agency warns of urgent need for spending on roads, bridges
More funding is needed to address a growing "infrastructure deficit" in the United States, as aging bridges, roads and highways crumble, putting drivers at risk, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a report on Friday.
Reuters – 2/28/2014
U.S. DOT report confirms need for more investment
new report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, "2013 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance," confirms that more investment is needed to maintain and improve the nation's highway and transit systems.
Roads & Bridges – 2/28/2014
Shuster: Obama, Camp transport proposals 'encouraging'
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster said he was "encouraged" by President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) proposals for increasing transportation funding that were released earlier this week.
The Hill – 2/27/2014
Obama: Tax overhaul should fund transportation projects
President Obama will propose Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway bill that would be half funded by a corporate tax overhaul that Senate leaders have already said is unlikely to pass this year.
USA Today – 2/26/2014