Articles tagged “highways”

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

President Trump's pledge to invest in U.S. transportation infrastructure never materialized. It's going to take a sustained, decades-long investment as traffic increases and puts increased pressure on bridges, tunnels, and highways.

9 months ago

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn’t the Answer

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn’t the Answer

Joan Lowy and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

Privatization, the next illogical step after public-private partnerships, will become a mantra of the Trump Administration, but from prisons to toll roads, we've seen that privatization can be a mess. Lord help us all if efforts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, and others around the world, take hold.

3 years ago

Proposed Republican Budget Would End Amtrak Subsidies, Kill Brand USA, Rein In TSA

Proposed Republican Budget Would End Amtrak Subsidies, Kill Brand USA, Rein In TSA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Paul Ryan isn't winning many friends in the business travel community. There are efficiencies to be gained across the federal government, but eliminating Amtrak operating subsidies or terminating Brand USA would be short-sighted and detrimental not only to the travel industry, but to the U.S. economy.

5 years ago

Restaurants At Gas Stations Could Be Next Big Thing For Foodies and Road-Trippers

Restaurants At Gas Stations Could Be Next Big Thing For Foodies and Road-Trippers

Michael S. Rosenwald , Associated Press

If it's all about the journey, and not necessarily the ultimate destination, then this burst of quality restaurants at the country's gas stations should make the journey a lot more fun.

6 years ago

Trans-National Interstate Planned For Las Vegas Could Boost Its Tourist Appeal

Trans-National Interstate Planned For Las Vegas Could Boost Its Tourist Appeal

Andrew Doughman, Las Vegas Sun

Since this project depends on a tax hike for its implementation, it faces an uphill battle - in neutral.

6 years ago

The highway hoped to move northern Mexico’s drug economy towards tourism

The highway hoped to move northern Mexico’s drug economy towards tourism

Katherine Corcoran, Associated Press

Smaller town will link up with beachside Mazatlan and outposts with some small attractions or amenities will crop up along the way, leading to an expected tourism and economic boost for northern Mexico.

6 years ago

Washington State bridge collapse highlights aging U.S. infrastructure

Washington State bridge collapse highlights aging U.S. infrastructure

A bridge collapse here, an unstaffed air traffic control tower there, and this is what happens when Congress believes that taxes are the devil and the federal government has no role in taking care of the country's infrastructure.

6 years ago