PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

PaintSquare



March 17 - March 21, 2014

Some in the U.S. Congress have proposed allowing the states, rather than the federal government, to oversee the U.S. highway and surface transportation system. Good idea or bad idea?

More items for Program/Project Management
Answers Votes
Good idea 42%
Bad idea 42%
No difference either way 15%


Suggest a topic

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Department of Transportation (DOT); Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Federal Railroad Administration; Government; Infrastructure; Mass transit; Roads/Highways; Tunnel

Comment from Carl Thompson, (3/19/2014, 2:30 PM)

i CAN JUST IMAGINE driving down a beautiful smooth highway through a rich state, then hitting a pock marked, cratered highway through a poor state. Sorry, but no thanks.


Comment from Jim Johnson, (3/20/2014, 11:29 AM)

It has been proven time and time again that states operate far more efficiently and effectively than any federal agency. One need look no further than the Postal Service to find an agency that has operated for over 200 years and has failed to learn how to operate efficiently. The same is true for Social Security, they have proven to be such inept money managers they are going broke even with a continuous income stream. Why is this? You need look no further than the 16,000 IRS agents hired to enforce obamacare. Those 16,000 new employees not only need to be paid, they expect a gracious retirement plan, plus they need things like office space, computers, phones, vehicles, etc. and all in the name of providing less costly health care, yet another case of swampland being sold as beach frontage. I am not against the FHWA, but if 100% of the fuel tax money went directly to the states, without strings attached, and the FHWA performed testing as needed and became an advisory agency to the states, we would see huge improvements to the infrastructure due to the states increased dollars and reduction of requirements. Not all states would manage projects equally, but we currently have that scenario anyway. In driving state to state we see huge differences in roadway quality.


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems
 
Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the system that best fits your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Repeatability
 
The ALPHA1 provides reliable results consistently allowing you to cost your next job with confidence.
 

 
Safway Services
 
Safeguard Assets. Ensure Productivity. HAKI®
 
Protect assets and equipment. Keep facilities open and operational. Maintain schedules regardless of weather. Ensure smooth and continuous production. Easy to erect. Safway is the primary distributor of HAKI® products including HAKISPAN and HAKITEC® 750 – in North America.
 

 
W Abrasives
 
Unrivaled Expertise for your Surface Preparation
 
As the global leader in steel abrasives, W Abrasives material is the efficient and eco-friendly solution blasting with you to reach the perfect profile.
 

 
Sherwin-Williams
 
Sherwin-Williams General Polymers Resinous Flooring App
 
Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the Sherwin-Williams systems best suited for your flooring needs. Android Users Click here to Download the app today!
 

 
Termarust Technologies
 
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion
 
Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.
 

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.
 
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS
 
Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com
 

 
Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
 
TIER 4 EQUIPMENT
 
We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. www.absoluteequip.com or Call 412-931-6655.
 

 
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
 
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC
 
A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.
 

 
US Minerals
 
Hit Harder. Clean Faster.
 
Black Diamond abrasive products are the toughest, most effective blasting media and supply the superior power you need to get any job done.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us