Monday Aug 11
There is a price to pay for transportation
Ray LaHood, who once was the federal transportation secretary for President Obama, had some blunt advice for a legislative study committee trying to figure out how the state can pay for repairing its highways and bridges.
Increased gas tax could improve state infrastructure, officials say
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood recommended a federal gas-tax hike of 10 cents per gallon and automatic increases tied to the cost of living during a news conference Tuesday.
Trucking leaders, groups speak out about Congress' short-term Highway Trust Fund fix
The Senate late Thursday evening relented and backed the House's version of a bill providing $10.8 billion for highway and transit projects at the height of the summer construction season, sending it to the White House.
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NGO Workers Testify About Struggles After Egyptian Convictions
"It is unclear whether that applies in the United States, so I need to read the fine print when I apply for a loan or sign a rental agreement, visa or job application.
IL: County Board Backs HSR Stop
July 22--The Madison County Board unanimously agreed to support the choice of the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center as one of two area stops on a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago.