highways

LaHood’s right — Sequester’s dumb, and we’re doing nothing for our kids

| March 04, 2013

This generation inherited great advancements in transportation — like the Interstate system — and, not only did we give nothing back, we failed to take care of what was given to us.

Senate bill would incentivize transportation infrastructure investment

| March 04, 2013

A $5 billion fund set up by the bill would provide loans and loan guarantees as incentives for private and state investment in projects that would improve highways and bridges.

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

| February 28, 2013

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

LaHood: ‘Sequester is dumb,’ next highway bill needs to be longer

| February 28, 2013

In an address to AASHTO Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said sequester would be a setback to transportation and the next highway bill should be five years long, not two.

Blacktops may get a new scent

| February 25, 2013

In the near future, don't distrust your senses if that beautiful smell of asphalt in the morning is redolent of, well, hog farm.

Study: Traffic costs trucking $27 billion a year

| February 06, 2013

The trucking industry as a whole was the victim of a $27 billion loss in 2011 in the aggregation of time spent and fuel wasted in congestion on U.S. highways.

Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

| November 21, 2012

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

85 mph highway opens in Texas

| October 25, 2012

Wednesday marked the opening of the new 85 mph speed limit on Texas State Highway 130, where a 40-mile section of the highway between San Antonio and Austin now has the nation's highest speed limit. ...

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