North Carolina Roads, Bridges Face Serious Investment Shortfall

North Carolina’s current level of transportation funding will not be enough to make needed improvements to the state’s transportation system to accommodate current and future levels of population, travel and economic growth. This is according to a new report by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization. Over the next decade, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will have…

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Tennessee Road Conditions Cost Motorists Billions

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Tennessee motorists a total of $6 billion statewide annually – as much as $2.019 per driver in some areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local and state levels could relieve traffic congestion,…

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Transportation Funding Wins Big on Election Day

Preliminary Nov. 3 election results show voters in eight states approved 26 of 37 (70 percent) state or local referendums to increase transportation funding, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center” (ARTBA-TIAC).

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Industry Invades Washington; Pushes for Transportation Funding

The 2015 Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In was held April 14-15, in Washington, D.C. More than 500 people descended upon the Capitol to urge members of Congress to pass an adequately funded transportation bill. The current temporary extension runs out at the end of May. It was the largest fly-in held to date. Many members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association…

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Funding Bill Stays Status Quo on Transportation

Dec. 12, 2014 – The House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill to fund the government through September, and the Senate is expected to pass one within days. Critical to infrastructure advocates is, the new bill earmarks $71 billion for transportation programs, including $40.3 billion in highway funding for states, same as its 2014 level. That is also the 2015 level set…

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Revealing Study Details Downstream Economic Benefit of Transportation Funding

A first-of-its-kind study conducted by forecasting company IHS Inc. outlines the economic benefits of federal highway and transit investment programs on every sector of the U.S. economy. The report was released during a transportation-media conference call on Dec. 10.

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