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Odebrecht Transport consortium tipped for key road project in Parana, Brazil
A consortium headed by Odebrecht Transport that has Tucuman Engenharia, Goetze Lobato Engenharia and America Empreendimento is reported to be the favourite to land a project to widen PR-323 motorway in Brazil's Parana state through a public-private partnership.
World Highways – 4/9/2014

Murray: 'Threat is growing' of Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy
The Senate Democrats' top budget writer said Tuesday that the "threat is growing" of a bankruptcy in the Department of Transportation's Highway Trust Fund.
The Hill – 4/8/2014

Interstate tolling gains new enemy in big-business group
There's no question about the need to find a way to fund repairs to highways and infrastructure across the nation, particularly after an especially harsh winter left potholes and other damage on countless roads.
Better Roads – 4/8/2014

7 Reasons U.S. Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
This past February, while declaring that infrastructure shouldn't be politicized, President Obama underscored its increasingly ideological nature in the United States
The Atlantic Cities – 4/7/2014

Asphalt shortage in Mexico delaying road building?
Mexico's road building programme could be hit hard by insufficient asphalt supplies. Bot construction companies and asphalt distributors have warned that the country is suffering a 20% shortage of the material.
World Highways – 4/7/2014

More Americans would designate taxes to infrastructure than national defense or health care
If given the choice, more Americans would be willing to designate taxes to infrastructure than to national defense or health care, according to the results of an April 2014 Reason-Rupe poll.
Better Roads – 4/4/2014

Mileage-based user fees could be coming to North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will begin considering mileage-based user fees (MBUFs) this week as an alternative future source of revenue for transportation projects.
Roads & Bridges – 4/4/2014

Transport advocates bash Ryan budget
Transportation advocates are unhappy with Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
The Hill – 4/3/2014

Minnesota Transportation department to undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014
Workers will undertake 308 road construction projects throughout Minnesota in 2014, a state Department of Transportation official said Thursday.
StarTribune – 4/3/2014

14.47bn Euros to fix England and Wales local road network, ALARM Survey claims
The 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey published today reports that the estimated cost to get England and Wales' local road network back into reasonable condition has increased to ?14.47 billion (12 billion) from ?12.06 billion (10.5 billion) in 2013.
World Highways – 4/3/2014