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Overstimulated cities return road money

By Sean Ryan Low bids for local road projects are reversing the flow of stimulus payments as cities and counties kick surplus federal money back to the state. “I don’t know what they’re going to be doing with that money ...

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Tolls return as road building solution

By Paul Snyder A coalition of state organizations wants tolls to pay for road construction. But recommendations and reports are not enough to drum up legislative support. “I’d want to see the plans for where they would go and how ...

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Industry split over stimulus success

By Paul Snyder Contractors disagree over what federal stimulus money will mean to the industry in 2010. “Most contractors are feeling the pain right now,” said Bob Barker, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. “Some ...

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Pay to pave

By David Winzelberg Dolan Media When Long Island was shortchanged by a lack of federal stimulus dollars for transportation projects, local roadway contractors and elected officials complained bitterly. And that’s no surprise, since cash from projects paid for with public ...

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Congress puts off action on road, air spending

Jim Abrams AP Writer Washington — The Democratic-led Congress’ determination to do something about health care this year has slowed legislation affecting the safety of almost every traveler in America. Barring some miracle, lawmakers acknowledge, they don’t have the time ...

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