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Jim Watts

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Maryland Voters Face Transportation Lockbox Question
October 23, 2014 Maryland voters will decide whether to constitutionally prohibit lawmakers from diverting transportation-dedicated tax...

Dallas in Line for Bullet Train Station
October 22, 2014 A new train station in downtown Dallas may be the northern terminal of a 240-mile privately financed high-speed rail line to...

States Losing Ground On Highway Work
October 17, 2014 While spending on state highways is up, some states are falling further behind on maintenance needs, Reason Foundation says.

Foxx Pushes For Lame-Duck Highway Fix
October 16, 2014 Agreement on multi-year federal highway bill possible in post-election congressional session, Transportation Secretary Foxx...

Virginia Board Proposes Tighter P3 Rules
October 15, 2014 Virginia officials would have to notify lawmakers about potential risks of new transportation P3 agreements under proposed...

Lew Sees Progress In Highway Funding
October 14, 2014 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says there is a growing bipartisan consensus in Congress on long-term federal transportation...

States Lag In Climate Change Planning
October 10, 2014 Half the states are trying to minimize the impact of climate change on public infrastructure but others are far behind, the...

Moody's: Infrastructure Century Bonds Carry Risks, Rewards
October 9, 2014 Public infrastructure agencies need to aware of the long-term credit risks before issuing 100-year bonds, Moody's warns in new...

Boxer Prods Camp On HTF Options
October 9, 2014 Sen. Barbara Boxer wants action in the House on her proposals to revive the chronically insolvent Highway Trust Fund.

Fitch: Transportation Sector Set For Steady Growth
October 8, 2014 Transportation should see slow but steady growth through the remainder of 2014, Fitch said in a new sector outlook released...


Americans are suffering the consequences of Congress, governors and legislators across the U.S. pushing the burden of today's costs onto the backs of tomorrow's taxpayers by repeatedly putting off infrastructure repairs and new construction.

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