For one state, gas tax increase looks like it is a go
More news out of Washington State, as this week Senate Transportation Committee chairman Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), joined by Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) and Democratic Sens. Marko Liias and Steve Hobbs, introduced a $15 billion transportation revenue package that would include a 11.7-cent gas tax increase that would unfold incrementally over a three year period.
Roads & Bridges – 2/13/2015
AGG1 2015 Preview
AGG1 is right around the corner. The AGG1 Academy & Expo is geared to the decision-makers and buyers from the companies that produce the vast majority of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the AGG1-1-400marketplace, including company owners, senior managers, plant managers, superintendents, regional managers, engineers, technical professionals and safety managers.
Rock Products – 2/13/2015
Boulder City bypass project 3 months from startup
The economic development dream for tourism-boosting Interstate 11 has become more concrete. Or is that asphalt?
Las Vegas Review-Journal – 2/12/2015
Arizona plans to use transportation development to drive economic growth in coming year
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) announced recently that 2015 "is shaping up to be a big year for . working on new and existing projects that will aid economic development and support efficient movement of goods and services across the state."
Roads & Bridges – 2/10/2015
New India coastal highway planned
A new coastal highway is being planned in India that will connect the north and south of Mumbai.
World Highways – 2/10/2015
Foxx to testify at House transport funding hearing
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is scheduled to testify at House hearing about boosting U.S. infrastructure funding next week.
The Hill – 2/6/2015
Go-ahead for series of Chinese highway deals
The go ahead has been given for a major highway project in China's Yunnan Province. The US$3.25 billion highway will connect Shangri-La and Lijiang.
World Highways – 2/4/2015
Secretary Foxx releases "Beyond Traffic" infrastructure analysis
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt unveiled "Beyond Traffic," a forward-looking infrastructure analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Pit & Quarry – 2/4/2015
Astec's Ben Brock: "Best shot we've had in 10 years" to get out of highway funding dead end
All the talk about the upcoming highway bill reauthorization-now in an extension until May-had a familiar ring to Ben Brock, president and CEO, Astec Industries. "I've been around this industry all of my life and I was starting to hear the same stories," he told me during a break at the National Asphalt Pavement Association annual meeting this week.
Equipment World – 1/30/2015
Florida Governor Proposes $9.9B Transportation Budget
Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed a $9.9 billion budget request for the Florida DOT.
forconstructionpros.com – 1/30/2015