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Obama says now is time to raise gas tax with oil prices plummeting

Feb 08, 2016

Obama says now is time to raise gas tax with oil prices plummeting

Gas prices are continuing to drop to historic lows, and there's really no sign showing the trend will reverse any time soon. That's why President Barack Obama thinks now is as good a time as any to raise the gas ...

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Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production

Feb 04, 2016

Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production

President Barack Obama is aiming to implement more measures to combat climate change, and this time he's eyeing the transportation industry to foot the bill. The Hill reported that the White House announced Obama will propose with his budget request next week a $10-per-barrel ...

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Texas DOT announces $1.3 billion plan for projects to improve traffic congestion

Feb 03, 2016

Texas DOT announces $1.3 billion plan for projects to improve traffic congestion

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released a $1.3 billion plan for accelerated transportation project completion aimed at improving traffic congestion across the state. The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) will need to approve the strategy. “The major metro areas of ...

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Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $194 million in transportation project contracts

Jan 26, 2016

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $194 million in transportation project contracts

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has awarded seven road and bridge project contracts valued at $194 million in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Hampton Roads, Richmond and Staunton districts. Projects include: Widening and reconstruction of seven miles of I-64 in Newport News ...

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California slashes $754 million from transportation; DOT says impact of job delays, cuts could be billions

Jan 25, 2016

California slashes $754 million from transportation; DOT says impact of job delays, cuts could be billions

California will have significantly less money to spend on transportation over the next five years following the California Transportation Commission's decision to slash the Department of Transportation's budget. According to Caltrans, the commission decided to cut the budget by $754 million over ...

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Democratic presidential candidates call for increased road funding

Jan 19, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates call for increased road funding

All three of the Democratic presidential candidates vowed that transportation funding would be one of the top priorities in the first 100 days if they were sent to the White House. In the first question of the final Democratic presidential debate ...

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Kentucky governor cuts $112.5 million from transportation budget

Jan 11, 2016

Kentucky governor cuts $112.5 million from transportation budget

Kentucky might see several road construction projects delayed after the governor ordered a $112.5 million cut – 5.6 percent – in the state's transportation budget. Gov. Matt Bevin issued the budget reduction order this Monday to offset an expected shortfall in ...

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Roller Compacted Concrete gaining momentum

Jan 07, 2016

Roller Compacted Concrete gaining momentum

With its placement and quick-set advantages, the use of roller compacted concrete is gaining fresh energy among contractors and road agencies. "RCC is a concrete pavement formed from a no-slump mixture, and is characterized by its unique placement methodology, which requires no ...

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Steve Jackson named 2016 ACPA chairman

Dec 21, 2015

Steve Jackson named 2016 ACPA chairman

Steve Jackson, president of Cedar Valley Corp. in Waterloo, Iowa, has been named the 2016 chairman for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). Jackson takes the position following the service of Mike Lipps, vice president of operations for Duit Construction Co., ...

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AED: Highway bill to stimulate more than $13B for equipment industry

Dec 10, 2015

AED: Highway bill to stimulate more than $13B for equipment industry

The newly passed FAST Act that pumps $305 billion in to transportation over the next year isn't just good for the construction companies doing the road work and the drivers who might have an easier commute. It's also major boon ...

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States praise Congress for passing long-term highway bill

Dec 09, 2015

States praise Congress for passing long-term highway bill

When Congress passed the first national long-term highway bill in a decade last week, it was a huge relief to the states. The constant uncertainty with patch after patch made planning for transportation projects difficult because state DOTs didn't know ...

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Highway Trust Fund spending would reach $280 billion in 2016-2020 via FAST Act

Dec 07, 2015

Highway Trust Fund spending would reach $280 billion in 2016-2020 via FAST Act

Just days before the FAST Act became law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offered its review of the new five-year, $305 billion highway bill’s “budgetary impact” and how it would affect the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The CBO found spending from ...

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