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Tag Archives: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

States struggle for infrastructure financing

The Hoover Dam, one of the world's great engineering feats, is marred by roads with traffic so jammed along the Nevada-Arizona border that it tells a different story about the political will to maintain 21st century infrastructure.

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Build America Bond deadline forces municipal scramble

By Marie Rohde People in the finance office of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District have been hustling to lay the groundwork to issue $50 million in municipal bonds before the end of the year. “We had planned on waiting until ...

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Construction industry fights for more federal highway money

By Sean Ryan Construction industry representatives want every penny of a proposed federal tax on carbon producers to go to the Highway Trust Fund. But according to a draft bill unveiled by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., ...

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Jobs bill roadblock threatens highway projects

By Paul Snyder Contractors are waiting for Congress to make a move after lawmakers failed to pass a bill extending financing for highway construction that left projects suspended throughout the country. The bill would prevent an $11.1 billion reduction in ...

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WisDOT doc gives wrong impression

By Sean Ryan A Wisconsin Department of Transportation notice to contractors ranks the agency among the worst in the nation in starting construction for stimulus jobs. But the notice contradicts assessments by WisDOT’s peers and the department’s record for stimulus ...

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