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
Sacyr looks to invest in Colombian road concession projects
Spanish construction firm Sacyr is set to invest around US$1.5 billion in Colombian road concession projects.
World Highways – 4/3/2014
China's Hebei province and Yibin city reveal big road spending plans
China's Hebei province plans to spend US$3.47 billion (CNY 21.6 billion) in 2014 to build and maintain rural and normal trunk roads.
World Highways – 4/2/2014
'Transportation Moves Wisconsin' looks to state highway users for input on transportation needs, funding
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Friday that it has launched an initiative that seeks input from state highway users about transportation needs and how the state should finance those needs.
Better Roads – 4/1/2014