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John Latta

John Latta is Editor-in-Chief of Better Roads magazine who has spent the last decade writing about roads, construction equipment, trucks and trucking, bridges, and Washington’s influence on all of the above. He is a former daily newspaperman who has pursued news in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

Franz Kafka on operating an excavator while drunk

Jan 07, 2013

Franz Kafka on operating an excavator while drunk

Franz Kafka was without doubt one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He was also a bureaucrat who wrote about "the perils of excavating in quarries while drunk." The writer of The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle dealt with some seriously disturbing ...

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How much life does the Highway Trust Fund have left?

Sep 05, 2012

We know the simplicity of it. The Highway Trust Fund is steadily running out of money. Congress, so set on look-at-me brinkmanship, has very little time to do anything, but that doesn't seem to create any sense of urgency. So ...

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Reauthorization — first glimpses, second guesses

Jun 28, 2012

So compromise wins. So it should; that's what a Senate/House conference committees does. But looking at the first details of the new reauthorization bill, it's impossible not to feel that this is a compromise that could have happened way sooner. Much ...

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