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May 2016

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Election year jitters may have been the underlying cause earlier this month when the Missouri General Assembly failed to take up a bill that would have allowed citizens to decide on a desperately-needed, $236-million financial infusion to state and... Read More
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Governments’ failure to invest in physical infrastructure will cost the average American household $3,400 per year between 2016 and 2025, and the largest share of that cost is in surface transportation. That’s the top-line finding in the latest... Read More
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Last week was Infrastructure Week and more than 150 organizations raised the public’s awareness on the nation’s infrastructure crisis by holding events, lobbying legislators and posting articles online and in the media. The Hill, posted an article... Read More
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The United States celebrates Infrastructure Week this week, a national week of events; media coverage; and education and advocacy efforts to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans.  So please, get out there and do your... Read More
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A new variable-price toll along Interstate 70 in Colorado is delivering faster, safer trips, even for drivers who stay in the general purpose lane, the Denver Post reported last week. On the 32 weekend days and holidays when the 13-mile eastbound... Read More
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Highway congestion and deterioration is beginning to emerge as a pressing policy issue in Wisconsin, as the state begins attaching dollar figures to the poor condition of its transportation infrastructure. Last week, local drivers in Milwaukee... Read More
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An historic generational shift may be under way in Americans’ attitudes about paying for highway infrastructure. If the trends captured in research released last month by HNTB Corporation continues or accelerates, we’ll all win. In the survey, the... Read More
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Here’s a video that’s worth several thousand words. It shows just how innovative and technologically advanced a highway maintenance program can be when it actually receives adequate funding to do the job. “A bridge needs to be built, so time to bust... Read More