Tags: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)

Fuel Use Trends and the Highway Trust Fund

Apr 01, 2013

Fuel Use Trends and the Highway Trust Fund

With looming insolvency, a vehicle mileage-based user fee is a viable, but challenging option for creating revenue. By Tina Grady Barbaccia   Financing scenarios for current and future transportation are challenging with a Highway Trust Fund (HTF) that is always facing insolvency and ...

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FHWA data show $7 billion in federal funding obligated in FY 2013

Feb 15, 2013

The latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that federal, state, and local departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1, is an ...

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Economic Outlook: Modest Growth With a ‘Wild Card’

Jan 08, 2013

Economic Outlook:  Modest Growth With a ‘Wild Card’

Modest growth is expected in the U.S. transportation construction market, but uncertainty from the ‘fiscal cliff’ and the 33-month delay in passing MAP-21 will be felt in 2013. A special report based on the American Road and Transportation Builder’s economic ...

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Data Mining September 2012

Sep 01, 2012

Data Mining September 2012

Home and highway markets show signs of improvement   While we remain in a period of significant uncertainty, we are beginning to get little signs that the worst is behind us and that there is guarded optimism moving forward. Housing appears to have ...

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Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

Aug 01, 2012

Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com     After three years and nine extensions, the House and Senate both pass a 27-month, $105 billion surface transportation bill. Now the clock is ...

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Aging Aggregate Equipment

Aug 01, 2012

As operators defer capital expenditures, iron continues to age, but our exclusive survey shows that operators are beginning to expand capital expenditures.   Repair, rebuild, or replace? It’s the conundrum facing many operators throughout the aggregate industry. Over the last six years, ...

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The new highway bill, MAP-21: What’s in it for my business?

Jul 20, 2012

The new highway bill, MAP-21: What’s in it for my business?

We finally have a highway bill. After three years and nine extensions, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) was signed into law on July 6. Now we have $105 billion and 27 months to keep our surface transportation ...

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Is highway infrastructure better than we think?

Jul 19, 2012

Is highway infrastructure better than we think?

Is highway infrastructure in better shape than we think? According to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), America’s highways are getting safer and smoother. However, despite heavy subsidies, public transportation infrastructures are falling apart. The report found that only 11 percent ...

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The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

Jul 03, 2012

The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension. Now we have a cast instead of just a Band-Aid to fix the lack of funding. We were ...

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House, Senate pass $105 billion, two-year transportation bill

Jul 02, 2012

The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new two-year $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the AASHTO Journal reports. The measure, H.R. 4348, passed the House 373-52, just before ...

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Senate moves ahead with highway bill

Feb 09, 2012

The U.S. Senate voted 85-11 to proceed to consideration of the proposed legislation, S. 1813, more commonly referred to as Moving ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), its version of the surface transportation reauthorization bill, the National Stone, ...

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Sens. Boxer and Inhofe release outline for bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill

Jul 21, 2011

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member, on July 19 released an outline for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), a bipartisan proposal to ...

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