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Study finds growing support for raising taxes to pay for transportation projects

Management & Operations| July 2, 2018

This year’s results of the Mineta Transportation Institute survey continue the trend of gradually rising support for increase in the gas tax rate.

L.A. Mayor set to unveil '28 by 28' Olympics transportation plan

Rail| November 29, 2017

The plan, which is preperation for the summer Olympics in 2028, includes light rail expansions, a bus rapid transit network, and highway improvement and widening efforts.

Government Issues| November 9, 2016

Voters pass 33 of 48 transportation ballot measures

Throughout the country in 2016, in 23 states and communities of all sizes, voters considered nearly $200 billion in local investment for public transportation at the ballot box.

Management & Operations| November 3, 2016

Riley to lead business dev. in Central Region WSP | PB

He has over 27 years of experience managing and leading teams, in both the private and public sectors, in the infrastructure technical delivery environment.

Management & Operations| January 19, 2016

Porcari named president of U.S. Advisory Services at WSP | PB

Will direct the firm’s strategic consulting services across all market sectors, including buildings, transportation and infrastructure, industrial and energy, and environment. 

Government Issues| August 27, 2015

Phoenix voters approve sales tax increase to fund transportation

Elements of the plan include building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city, providing late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide and repaving over 680 miles of arterial streets.

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

Rio's public transport transformation may be biggest legacy of Olympics

The biggest changes in the city's public transportation will include three bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, destruction of the Perimetral highway and the introduction of a light rail tram system.

Government Issues| July 23, 2015

Utah mayors seek to raise transportation taxes

Fifteen of the 16 cities in Salt Lake County have passed resolutions that support placing a vote on this year’s ballot according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Bus| April 2, 2012

Report: Uncertain fed funds may delay transportation projects

Such deferrals could hurt an entity's credit if capital costs escalate over time, putting the system at risk. Conversely, proceeding with such projects could also hurt the credit rating if the resulting liquidity and debt levels are not already reflected in the rating.
Bus| December 20, 2011

Poll: Majority of Americans oppose hiking fed gas tax

A new Reason-Rupe poll finds 77% of Americans oppose increasing the federal gas tax, while just 19% favor raising the tax, which is currently 18.4 cents a gallon.
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