Local, state and federal cooperation needed to improve safety of deteriorating roads

Reading the latest data on the condition of our nation’s roads from the transportation research organization TRIP makes that lifetime alignment policy from Firestone looks like a wise investment. Nationwide, 28% of major roadways are in “poor” condition, costing...

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The Winding Road to Reauthorizing the Highway Trust Fund

With the 33rd temporary extension of the MAP-21 legislation set to expire at the end of July, Congress has been a flurry with activity to find a longer-term solution for the Highway Trust Fund. It has been a full...

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Case Study #2: Nebraska – The Perfect Storm

This week we continue our series on efforts in other Republican-led states to fund transportation infrastructure. Nebraska has a unicameral legislature with 35 Republicans, 13 Democrats and 1 Independent and a Republican Governor, Pete Ricketts. The call for repairing and...

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Interstate 11: Trade opportunities abound for Arizona’s exporters

    In 2012, the President signed into law the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Among other long-term highway authorizations, the Act designated U.S. 93 as the future Interstate-11. This important interstate will link together Phoenix...

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