TCC and Congress push for Highway Trust Fund solution

Finding a permanent revenue solution for the Highway Trust Fund is essential to the long term health of America’s transportation infrastructure. And over the past several weeks, the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) and the U.S. Congress have worked together to keep infrastructure funding top-of-mind. TCC Annual Washington Fly-in Hundreds of transportation...

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Save a Life – Look Twice for Motorcyclists, Petextrians

The “Look Twice Save a Life” campaign has reminded motorists that they are sharing the road with motorcyclists. Recent statistics, however, are showing that the campaign should be expanded so motorists also are on an increased lookout for pedestrians. Just as distracted driving habits (Figure 1) injure more than 420,000 people annually and kill more than nine people...

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Driving the Economy

A 180 to 200 percent return on investment (ROI) would be considered “good business” or a “good investment.” OK, before you say, “I don’t know anything about ROIs, and I certainly don’t have any extra money to invest.” You – and more than 210 million people in the U.S. – are already making the investment and are a benefactor because of it. That’s according to a report by...

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‘Drivers, Start Your Engines’ – Thanksgiving Weekend is Going to Have Roadways Busy

The countdown has begun. No, not for Christmas. The countdown has begun for the busiest day of the year. No, not Black Friday. The busiest day on our nation’s roads is here! The day before Thanksgiving – Wednesday – TODAY – is traditionally the busiest travel day in our nation. And with some of the lowest gasoline prices in several years, Americans are more likely to be...

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SCIP Renewal ‘Exact’ly what Ohio’s Local Infrastructure Needs

Like many Ohioans looking beyond January’s polar vortex, the state’s local infrastructure officials are also awaiting the month of May –Tuesday, May 6 to be exact. Quick work by the Ohio Legislature – 34 days, including the Christmas break, to be exact – has placed State Joint Resolution (SJR) 6 on the May ballot, which will ask Ohio voters to renew the State Capital...

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Motor-Fuel Tax (and Caffeine) Makes us Go

Budgeting for Road Upkeep, Improvements is Cheap Compared to other Household Expenditures July 1st marks the start of many fiscal years, so there has been a lot of talk recently about budgets. Keeping within a budget is an essential part of financial freedom. While the U.S. government might not be a good example of staying within one itself, MoneyWatch reports it as good...

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