TCC Calls for Permanent Highway Trust Fund Fix in Tax Reform

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) has urged members of the House Highways & Transit Subcommittee to permanently stabilize and grow the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenue stream as part of any package to reform the U.S. tax code. Testifying on behalf of the TCC on October 11, Granite Construction President and CEO Jim Roberts told subcommittee members...

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U.S. Interstate Highway System celebrates 60th Anniversary!

On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 which authorized construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System. Today the Interstate network extends for 47,662 miles, linking communities throughout the United States and providing reliable passage for motorists traveling across town or across the country. This complex...

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Washington Won’t Save Us

Ohio Contractors Association President Chris Runyan comments on the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) On Dec. 3, 2015, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation – the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) – that reauthorized funding for the federal surface transportation programs through FY 2020. President Obama...

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Another highway funding extension…Is something different this time around?

The “dog days of summer” have been with us for several weeks, coinciding perfectly with Congress’s annual August recess.  All is quiet on Capitol Hill – for the moment.  But even as lawmakers enjoy some time off, we have to believe that many are keeping an eye on what promises to be a complicated autumn agenda. Especially when they think about a Federal Highway Bill and...

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TRIP releases new Ohio Transportation study

TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research group, has released a new Ohio-focused report titled, Modernizing Ohio’s Transportation System: Progress and Challenges in Providing a Safe, Efficient and Well-Maintained Transportation System. The official announcement included several media events held last week in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and...

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Highway Trust Fund secure through July

Congress voted in late May to extend Federal highway and transit program funding for another two months.  Safe through July 2015!  As Pete Ruane, President of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), noted: “The good news is that Congress didn’t punt on the program for the rest of the year, putting the 2016 construction season in jeopardy.” ...

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