New highway project to boost Bolivia's transport connections
In Bolivia plans are in hand for a new highway that will help improve trade and transport in the country.
World Highways – 6/27/2014
U.S. second-quarter growth forecasts cut on tepid consumer spending
U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May, prompting economists to downgrade estimates for second-quarter growth.
Reuters – 6/26/2014
Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch
The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports.
Better Roads – 6/26/2014
N.Y. looks to build missing link between I-81 and I-690
Motorists in Syracuse wanting to get to the airport have to convert their vehicles into a "street jumper." Call it a grounded version of the airborne "puddle jumper."
Roads & Bridge – 6/26/2014
U.S. Economy Shrank in First Quarter by Most in Five Years
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter by the most since the depths of the last recession as consumer spending cooled.
Bloomberg – 6/25/2014
Bahrain government to build a new coastal highway
The Bahrain government is to purchase around 200 plots of private seafront land in order to build a new US$265.21 million (BHD 100 million) coastal highway.
World Highways – 6/25/2014
Boxer supports transport funding stopgap bill
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she supports a transportation funding stopgap being considered by the Senate that would cover infrastructure needs until after the midterm elections.
The Hill – 6/25/2014
Wyden pushes stopgap highway bill
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday proposed a short-term fix to keep highway projects funded until after the midterm elections.
The Hill – 6/24/2014
Markit Manufacturing Index in U.S. Increases to 57.5 From 56.4
The Markit Economics preliminary index of U.S. manufacturing increased to 57.5 in June, the highest since May 2010, from 56.4 a month earlier, the London-based group said today.
Bloomberg – 6/23/2014
Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike
Delaware drivers can soon expect an increase in certain tolls, but the state's gas tax will not rise.
Better Roads – 6/21/2014