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Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Jones’

States’ Role in Solving a National Crisis

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Written by Patrick Jones
Over the last couple of years, a new group of players has burst onto the scene with the local knowledge and sense of urgency to break the financial deadlock behind our nation’s infrastructure crisis. With Congress still considering how to pay for a possible short-term or long-term highway transportation funding bill, it’s becoming ever clearer that regional and state governments hold the key to a tough problem that pits the value we attach to mobility against lingering resistance to paying for the services we need.

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Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems from Our Local Communities

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)
The funding crunch facing America’s transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility. The Federal Highway Trust Fund – the federal government’s primary source of investment in local infrastructure – is running dry, with the gas tax losing much of its purchasing power since its last increase over two decades ago.

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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