‘We’re basically starving transportation’ at the state level

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The Senate Freedom Caucus in Washington state, made up of four Republican senators, unveiled a transportation funding proposal that is supposed to be sustainable and taxpayer friendly. It argues that getting a transportation project shouldn’t require a tax package to go along with it.

“This is not a new idea. I actually ran this same bill or a very similar bill 22 years ago when I said,’ You know, in the future, people are going to buy more fuel efficient cars, going to buy more electric cars. The gas tax revenue is going to flatten

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Achieving Resilience Amid Profound Change

By Poornima Apte

The transportation industry is bracing for significant changes. 

While e-commerce is projected to expand, a shortage of truckers who haul freight across the country is expected to linger. Add in rising freight weights, escalating consumer demands for quicker deliveries and penalties for missing delivery windows, and companies have a steep hill to climb when it comes to transporting goods.

Given that nearly 73% of goods in the United States moved by truck

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How To Build A Strong, Reliable Transportation Network

Businesses of all shapes and sizes know if they don’t have a strong, reliable transportation network, their products won’t reach customers. Let’s face it, if customers aren’t getting what they want, they will quickly move to another company that delivers what they need when they need it, damage-free.

Along with the challenge of delivering orders on-time, the cost of moving freight in North America is forecast to increase 6.6 percent in 2018. Coupled with

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Omaha transportation leaders look to streetcar era for inspiration | Local News

Looking back 100 years, Mode Shift Chair Liz Veazey can appreciate the job that streetcars once did for

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What are the potential I-495/I-270 tolls? Md. Transportation Authority gets 1st look

Drivers who use Maryland’s new High-Occupancy Toll lanes along Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway can expect to pay — on average — about $1 per mile during the morning commute and approximately $1.50 per mile to get home, according to a preliminary set of toll ranges that were presented Thursday morning to the Maryland Transportation Authority board of directors.

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Motorists who use Maryland’s new High-Occupancy Toll lanes along Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway (I-495) can expect

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Park City sees possibility of tapping Olympic-related monies for major transportation upgrades

A sculpture off S.R. 224 commemorates the 2002 Winter Olympics, when the Park City area hosted approximately 50% of the competitions. Park City sees there being possibilities for funding opportunities for transportation projects should another Olympics be awarded to the region.
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Park City leaders twice in the last week spoke of the prospect that a second Winter Olympics could create funding opportunities as City Hall continues to consider what are anticipated to be high-dollar infrastructure projects, particularly transportation improvements.

The recent Olympic mentions are more evidence of the desire of the municipal government to parlay a

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