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.

Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’

| September 14, 2012

Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine's "Who built your business?" column.

States must use unspent earmarked highway funding or lose it

| August 20, 2012

The White House on Friday, Aug. 17, made more than $470 million in unspent earmarks available immediately to states for projects to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

Geriatric infrastructure showing its age

| August 08, 2012

I had to drive down my least favorite road today. It’s an old country two-lane, paved and repaired, with a strip of fresh asphalt lapping over old. It’s a bitch and a half to navigate, ...

DOT to speed up paperwork for 3 highway projects

| October 12, 2011

Projects will be expedited through permitting and environmental review processes to improve the efficiency of federal reviews.

Congress extends transportation funds

| March 04, 2011

Extension will fund infrastructure and safety programs through September.


| May 11, 2009

 As one of my former editors was fond of saying, “The stuck pig squeals the loudest.” You can hear a little squealing from the headquarters of pork consumption, Washington, D.C., in this blog entry from U.S. ...

Following the billions

| March 02, 2009

  You’ve heard reports about the diverse types of projects that the federal bailouts are funding, in some cases how few jobs they will create, and how some of the expenditures are scheduled to take place ...

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