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While it's difficult to predict what any new spending will target, headlines like those out of Flint and the nationwide crumbling of our transportation infrastructure will surely push money that way. The large, diversified engineering and construction companies should do well in this environment. Disappointed in ...

The objective of the TIGER program is to ensure that economic funding is made available for transportation infrastructure projects, and that project spending is monitored and transparent. When looking at TIGER since 2009, it has provided roughly a combined $5.5 billion to 421 projects in all 50 states, the ...
Is it worth paying an extra $3 per commute if it means getting to work quicker? This is essentially the choice Sonoma commuters are faced with as they consider a June ballot measure that would raise Bay Area bridge tolls to pay for transportation projects. Voters in the nine Bay Area counties will see ...
“Unfortunately, this administration has done the opposite, proposing to cut permitting agency budgets and to slash funding for the Department of Transportation's Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Center by two-thirds. Congress, thanks to the efforts of this committee, created the Federal Permitting ...
She also spoke of the importance of transportation infrastructure since many people take a reverse commute from Boston. The commuter rail is integral of getting younger workers to the region to work, she said. “It took too long,” she said. “These companies had to send transportation into Cambridge to get ...
It encompasses not just transportation infrastructure but also energy, water and wastewater, and broadband. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., attacked the plan for relying on private-sector dollars — including through tolls or other additional user charges — while rolling back environmental regulations.
In part that's due to the specific elements of the program design. But more fundamentally it's because of the way the program is financed — or, rather, not financed. Federal transportation infrastructure in the United States is primarily financed by the gasoline tax that was set at 18.4 cents per gallon in 1993.


 

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