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Old Tax, New Fees Among Options for Highway Funding – Politico

Pols weigh highway funding options By Adam Snider 06/06/13 05:05 AM EDT The next highway and transit bill might be more than a year away, but a string of major infrastructure failures has lawmakers and advocates already thinking about how to boost funding.The Highway Trust Fund is set to dive deep into the red in the coming years, a problem…

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High-Speed Rail in Europe and Asia: Lessons for United States

High-Speed Rail in Europe and Asia: Lessons for United States posted on June 7th, 2013 By Baruch Feigenbaum Discussions are resuming in the Southeast about a high-speed rail corridor. Unfortunately, the  evidence suggests that high-speed rail’s limited success in Europe and Asia is not transferrable to the United States. From a financial standpoint, things don’t look good. The majority of…

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Road building started where TSPLOST OK’d – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Road building starting where TSPLOST OK’d Jun 14, 2013, 6:00am EDT Dave Williams Staff Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle While metro Atlanta business leaders are still smarting from last year’s defeat of a 1-cent transportation sales tax, shovels are turning elsewhere in Georgia. The State Transportation Board is expected to vote June 20 to spend$31.7 million to widen an 8.5-mile stretch…

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1 in 9 U.S. bridges in need of repair – USA Today

A new study finds that 260 million people a day cross bridges in the USA that are structurally deficient. Larry Copeland, USA TODAY   More than one in nine bridges in the USA — at least 66,405, or 11% of the total — are structurally deficient, according to a new report. These are not rarely used, out-of-the way structures: Each…

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Peach State Bridges Rank 9th in U.S. – Atlanta Business Chronicle, June 20, 2013

Peach State bridges rank ninth in U.S. Jun 20, 2013, 2:06pm EDT Jacques Couret Senior Online Editor and Social Engagement Manager Atlanta Business Chronicle Georgia has the some of best bridge infrastructure in the United States, according to a new report. Transportation for America, a coalition working on reforming transportation throughout the nation, published a report Thursday about the state…

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