GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution
Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. - See more at: http://www.betterroads.com/gop-senators-predict-highway-trust-fund-solution/#sthash.X69mG0Ie.dpuf
Better Roads – 9/2/2014
Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
CBS News – 8/27/2014
Major projects proposed for Philippines
The Philippines is setting major targets for road development in coming years. A planned budget of US$2.59 billion has been set for infrastructure in the city of Luzon for 2015. And the Department of Public Works and Highways plans to pave some 32,227km of the country's national roads by 2016, with only 83% so far having been paved.
World Highways – 8/26/2014
$100M infrastructure fund announced for rural Ontario
Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal recently announced the provincial government will provide small, rural and northern municipalities with an annual $100 million infrastructure fund.
On-Site – 8/26/2014
Tender process underway for Polish road projects
The tender process is underway for two major projects in Poland. One project involves constructing three sections of the new southern ring road around Polish capital Warsaw.
World Highways – 8/25/2014
Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax
Democrat Jason Carter is reviving the idea of a regional sales tax for transportation infrastructure improvements in Georgia.
Better Roads – 8/21/2014
Deficient roads cost Alabama drivers $3.1 billion statewide
Deficient, congested and unsafe roadways cost Alabama drivers as much as $1,562 annually, and a total of $3.1 billion statewide, according to a new TRIP report.
Better Roads – 8/20/2014
Nevada officials change course of Project Neon
If you think public-private partnerships are a promising alternative, then Project Neon just lost some of its luster.
Roads & Bridges – 8/19/2014
Highway Construction Drops 11% in June
Highway construction work dropped sharply in June, wiping out market gains from the previous seven months amid uncertainty over the federal aid highway program and the Highway Trust Fund, according to an American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of federal data.
Construction Equipment Guide – 8/18/2014
Poll: Americans Support Tolls Rather Than Taxes for Highway Repairs
The latest Reason-Rupe poll of 1,000 adults finds 73% of Americans believe the government spends existing transportation funding inefficiently. Just 21% think government spends transportation money efficiently.
forconstructionpros.com – 8/15/2014