Batt calls on Idahoans to step up, increase funding for roads

Batt, who served as a senator, senate leader, transportation board member and lieutenant governor before being elected governor in 1994, pushed through the state’s last gas tax increase in 1996, and it hasn’t been raised since. That’s the main way …

Full Story at Spokesman.com

Good-bye granola: Hybrid cars go mainstream in California

At least one East Coast stereotype about California may be on the mark: we love our hybrid cars — especially the Prius.

Toyota’s iconic gas-electric vehicle became the No. 1 selling car or light truck in California last year, topping perennial winners like the Toyota Camry and Ford F-150 pickup. Prius jumped to the top spot from No. 4 in 2011, a surge fueled in part by the introduction of three new Prius models.

Full Story at Denver Business Journal

Portions of I-25 closed for Black Forest evacuation

The right lane is closed on I-25 in both directions between Interquest – Baptist north of Colorado Springs due to nearby evacuation orders within the Black Forest Fire area…

Full Story at Lamar Ledger

California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion Of Funding To Upgrade Transportation

Projects supported include widening Temperance Ave. in Clovis, Avenue 416 in Dinuba, and Signal Signal Installation Hageman Road in Bakersfield…

Full Story at For Construction Pros

Texas Pols Urged To Back Bill Adding Road Projects Funding

Texas lawmakers on Wednesday were urged to adopt legislation that would dedicate almost $1 billion in annual oil and gas tax revenue to pay for transportation projects in the face of criticism that the …

Full Story at Law360.com

 

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