In West Virginia, construction and maintenance bids on the first round of “Road to Prosperity” bond projects are $1.1 billion, or 37 percent, higher than projected. Transportation Secretary Byrd White says these increases are due to the rising costs of construction materials, a limited pool of contractors bidding, and other factors. Read More>>


California officials say that despite the 5.6-cents-per-gallon state gas tax increase that takes effect July 1, the state will still have an  estimated $130 billion shortfall of what’s needed to maintain and improve  roads and bridges over the next decade. Read More>>


California roads received a D grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and are now considered among the worst in the nation. ASCE’s May report shows that deficient roads cost Californians $61 billion annually due to congestion, traffic collisions, and increased vehicle operating costs caused by poor road conditions. Read More>>


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s (D) administration estimates that the state needs an additional $325 million annually to keep roads and bridges in good repair. Lamont has championed tolls to close the gap. Read More>>