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Teamsters, Governors Press Congress for Multiyear Highway Bill
September 2, 2015 The Teamsters union and New England governors are making separate pushes for prompt action on long-term federal transportation...

Dallas-Fort Worth Rapid Rail Link Study Funded
September 1, 2015 Surplus toll road revenues will fund preliminary engineering studies on a potential rapid rail segment in north central Texas.

Poll Finds Gas Tax Opposition Overstated
August 31, 2015 Latest in a series of annual polls on transportation funding finds public will accept increase of gasoline tax if revenue...

States Step Up Road Funding Proposals
August 28, 2015 State lawmakers have authorized more than $8 billion of new road bonds in 2015, with billions more of new revenues up to the...

Ads Target House Republicans on Long-Term Transportation Bill
August 27, 2015 Transportation advocates target 16 members of key House committees with radio ads for multiyear highway and transit funding.

Phoenix Voters Approve $31.7B Transportation Plan
August 26, 2015 Phoenix voters have approved a $31.7 billion transportation plan funded by an increase in a dedicated sales tax.

Virginia Panel Certifies $2.1 Billion I-66 Upgrade as P3 Project
August 25, 2015 Virginia's proposed $2.1 billion project to reduce congestion on Interstate 66 can go ahead as a public-private partnership.

Colorado Governor Trying to Avoid Cut to Highway Funding
August 24, 2015 Colorado may have to cut highway funding so it can issue tax refunds triggered by the state's TABOR law.

Maryland Counties Raise Contributions To Purple Line P3
August 21, 2015 Two Maryland counties have committed another $60 million to help fund the proposed $2 billion Purple Line P3 light-rail project.

Senate Bill Opens Road for Tolling Option
August 20, 2015 Senate's multiyear transportation funding bill loosens restrictions on tolling of existing lanes of interstate highways.


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