Infrastructure

Missourians say show me the I-70 project money; state plan includes trucks-only lanes

Missouri leaders continue pondering how to pay for a 200-mile reconstruction of deteriorating I-70. Efforts to ban tolls on the project are ongoing. The most expensive proposal for the project includes four trucks-only lanes.

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Trump stumps for plan to privatize U.S. highways

Trump on Wednesday called on Congress to adopt his proposal for clipping federal funding for U.S. highways in exchange for incentivizing private companies to pour $800 billion into U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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New documentary aims to raise awareness of impact of failing infrastructure

“Be Prepared to Stop” looks to raise awareness about the impact of deteriorating roads and bridges and how the “impending breakdown” of these structures will obstruct the economy, as well as Americans’ daily lives, according to the show's creators.

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Survey seeks driver input on driver shortage, infrastructure funding and more

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for truck drivers’ perspectives on several trucking topics including transportation infrastructure funding, the driver shortage and improving highway safety through a new online survey.

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The trillion dollar debate: Can private toll roads significantly help highway funding crisis?

Trump’s plan for bolstering infrastructure funding with investments from the private sector could buoy the country’s ability to repair worn highways. It could also expand the number of toll roads in the U.S. But how can private money really fill the highway funding void?

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Trump illustrates need for $1 trillion infrastructure package with advice from a ‘friend in trucking’

In his first address to Congress, President Trump asked lawmakers for a $1 trillion infrastructure investment. Earlier this week, Trump said he consulted with a friend in trucking, who told him U.S. highways cause his trucks to be "just beat to hell."

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If it means more parking options, readers say, rest-area commercialization A-OK

In this mailbag podcast and other commentary, readers believed in large part that NATSO's concern over recent FHWA ideas for rest-area commercialization was misplaced, particularly if services allowed at state-facilitated rest areas are limited to an extent they aren't at truck stops.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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Tennessee guv unveils 12-cent diesel tax increas as part of legislative agenda, other states implement hikes

Haslam's "IMPROVE Act" proposed legislation would address a dearth of road funding in the state with the diesel hike and other taxes. Other states have moved in similar directions in lieu of any increase in federal funds for infrastructure.

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DOT: Growing population, freight volumes to challenge U.S. transportation systems

With the United States' population expected to increase by 70 million people and freight volumes expected to grow by more than 40 percent in the next 30 years, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says these issues will create major challenges for the country's transportation infrastructure.

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