Editorial: Illiana findings disappoint, then disappear
The Chicago Tribune IL taxpayers spent $112,500 for a study to determine whether the proposed Illiana toll road would qualify for a key federal construction loan. Then-Gov. Pat Quinn didn't get the answer he was looking for, and the information ended up in a drawer.
Obama bill would ease tolling ban
The Hill The $478 billion transportation bill that the Obama administration sent to Congress this week is reigniting a debate about increasing the use of tolls to pay for new infrastructure projects.
The Privatization of Transit
Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer,
KQED Private companies are changing the way many of us are getting to work. For years, Google, Facebook and other firms have run shuttle buses that take their employees to and from their campuses. Now startups are getting into the transit business.
VA: Virginia investigating VDOT outsourcing contract
OSHA Launches Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
MS: Jackson school board votes not to privatize transportation
The Clarion-Ledger The Jackson Public School Board voted down a proposal by Superintendent Dr. Cedric Gray to outsource transportation during a special meeting Tuesday.
NJ: Opponents of toll-collection privatization say savings would be minuscule
Press of Atlantic City The human cost would be huge. The financial savings would be minuscule.
FL: DOT official close to pulling plug on Pasco toll road
Suncoast News Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad says he is close to pulling the plug on a controversial toll road project across southern Pasco County.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
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