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DOT municipal partnership program cuts red tape, gets high marks from towns (Bangor Daily News)

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Cooks Corner interchange in Brunswick, one of the busiest in the state, hadn’t been repaved since the 1980s, leaving shoppers traveling to nearby malls and tourists driving to scenic Bailey and Orr’s islands to bump over ruts and potholes.

But thanks to a new state transportation program turning some control back to […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00December 6th, 2012|


North Carolina county and municipal governments continue to be cautious when it comes to launching capital improvement building projects. Local government borrowing this year is $28.4 billion, about the same as a year ago, and down by 0.7 percent from January, according to the North Carolina Treasurer’s Office. Cities and counties generally issue bonds to […]

2012-11-14T09:08:21+00:00November 14th, 2012|

Voters Approve Nearly 70% of State & Local Transportation Ballot Initiatives (ARTBA)

(WASHINGTON)—Voters on November 6 demonstrated once again the importance of transportation by approving 68 percent of the measures to increase or extend funding for highways, bridges and transit, an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) review finds.

The association tracked 31 measures overall—five were statewide initiatives and 26 were local. All of the seven bond […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00November 8th, 2012|

The TABOR question (WRAL)

On election night, many observers were pointing out that Republican lawmakers had a “veto proof” majority in both the state House and Senate. But with a Republican governor in Pat McCrory, vetoes may not be quite the problem they were for the GOP during the past two years.

However, a veto-proof majority is also the same […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00November 8th, 2012|

Arizona DOT Releases Study on Correlation between Land Use and Congestion (AASHTO Journal)

The relationship between traffic congestion and land use is an important one to explore when developing and implementing stronger communities, Arizona Department of Transportation concluded in a report released last week.

ADOT’s report sought answers on how the relationship between land uses and traffic congestion might help lead the agency to better decisions in the […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00November 7th, 2012|

Transportation policy largely absent from presidential race; Obama, Romney lack funding plan (The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON — Here are a few items that largely have been missing from the presidential campaign: planes, trains, roads and bridges.

But as Superstorm Sandy reminded the world so vividly, we can’t afford to do without them. So why isn’t the nation’s transportation infrastructure a hot topic?

Money, for one. Neither President Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00November 7th, 2012|

Durham, High Point in running for Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge (Charlotte Business Journal)

Durham and High Point have been named among 20 finalists in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge.

Two North Carolina cities have been chosen as finalists in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition created to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas to solve major challenges and improve city life, L.A. Biz reports.

Durham and High Point are […]

2012-11-07T08:52:58+00:00November 7th, 2012|

Election Night: 7 burning N.C. questions (Charlotte Observer)

Here are seven burning questions for North Carolina as this election year reaches its climax on Tuesday.

1. Will Pat McCrory have coattails?

Polls put the GOP candidate for governor ahead by double digits going into Election Day. If McCrory does win big, will he manage to carry down-ballot Republicans across the finish line with him? Namely, […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00November 6th, 2012|

No breakthrough for Charlotte city council on streetcar (Charlotte Observer)

After an hour of discussing different ways to pay for a streetcar Tuesday, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx asked City Council members which proposals they liked best.

The response: Silence.

“These are the crickets I was worried about,” said Foxx, who is trying to forge a budget compromise that includes a streetcar. A $119 million streetcar extension […]

2012-10-31T10:56:35+00:00October 31st, 2012|

WHY IT MATTERS: Creaky bridges, potholed roads, tricky politics (Washington Post)

The issue:

From bridges to broadband, America’s infrastructure is supposed to be speeding along commerce, delivering us to work and piping energy and water into our homes and businesses. But just repairing all the breakdowns and potholes would cost tens of billions more than we’re currently spending each year. Experts warn the resulting infrastructure and innovation […]

2017-05-24T08:56:10+00:00October 29th, 2012|