Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut


Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Traffic Jams Can’t Be Prevented, Says Washington State Transportation Chief

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Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington state Department of Transportation.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
July 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shuster Unveils Draft Infrastructure Plan

Bill Shuster Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Proposing to raise taxes on fuel, ensuring the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, establishing a volunteer vehicle miles traveled program, and imposing a tax on bicycle tires are key provisions included in a draft infrastructure plan the top transportation leader in the U.S. House unveiled July 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers, Administration Officials Tout Weather-Resilient Infrastructure

Hurricane Maria Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (Carlos Giusti/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Last year’s destruction of critical infrastructure due to massive hurricanes and severe wildfires along the West Coast reinforces the long-term benefits of investing in resilient reconstruction efforts, a top Republican transportation authorizer in the House said July 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2018
Government, Business

States Ramp Up Efforts to Secure Transportation Funding, ARTBA Chief Economist Reports

The "Spaghetti Bowl" near downtown Las Vegas The "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange near downtown Las Vegas. (TT File Photo)

WASHINGTON — While a federal infrastructure package hangs in the balance, the majority of states have introduced legislation to increase transportation funding on their own.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Connecticut Governor Orders Highway Toll Study

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS )

Despite his lame-duck status, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is ordering a $10 million study on placing electronic tolls on the state’s highways and finding ways to fund needed transportation improvements.

Bill Cummings | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
July 18, 2018

Despite Needs, Private Infrastructure Investment Slow to Take Hold

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Lambert International Airport in St. Louis traces its history to aviation’s beginnings. The man it’s named after — Albert Bond Lambert — learned to fly with the Wright brothers. Charles Lindbergh started there, delivering airmail, and then christened his famous plane the Spirit of St. Louis. In 1928, the facility became one of the first municipally owned airports in the America.

Gillian Tan and Noah Buhayar | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

TxDOT to Receive $1.1 Billion Boost from Surging Oil Business, Economy

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Texas highways will get a $1.1 billion boost over the next year from the state’s vibrant economy, officials say, with much of that additional funding flowing from the booming oil and gas industry.

Ben Wear | Austin American-Statesman
July 16, 2018

Four Northeastern States Earn AASHTO Transportation Awards

New Hampshire Route 125 New Hampshire DOT won in the small class for repaving and widening portions of state Route 125. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently announced which northeastern state departments of transportation have won awards for high-impact projects. Six projects representing four states — New Hampshire, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania — won America’s Transportation Awards.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2018

Senate Democrats Again Criticize Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

Delaware Route 301 A project to increase capacity along Delaware U.S. Route 301 was awarded a TIFIA loan of more than $200 million in 2015. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan continues to disappoint Senate Democrats critical of a proposal that would rely heavily on private sector investors to advance large-scale infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero and Libby Seline | Staff Reporters
July 11, 2018