Counties look to gas tax to fund roads and bridges

The Bismarck Tribune » North Dakota’s Association of Counties heard arguments for increasing the state’s fuel tax to help pay for the future construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges. “It’s happened in 26 states, it can happen here,” said Russ Hanson, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. “We need to come together and have those discussions.”

2017-10-20T13:40:28+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Fuel Tax, North Dakota|

Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

The Washington Post » The costs to repair the nation’s tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday.

2017-10-20T14:00:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|California, Dams|

California’s Bullet Train Board Delays Award of Key Contract

Courthouse News » The California High-Speed Rail Authority punted one of the most important decisions during its monthly meeting Thursday, stoking concerns the entity is not moving quickly enough on the project.

2017-10-20T14:14:17+00:00 October 19th, 2017|California, California High Speed Rail, Design-Build, High-Speed Rail|

McAuliffe announces USDOT approval of federal loan for I-66 public-private partnership

Augusta Free News » Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the United States Department of Transportation issued its approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the I-66 Outside the Beltway public-private partnership transportation project.

2017-10-20T14:27:02+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Federal Programs, Highways, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling, Virginia|
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