11 Blog Posts From the infrastructure funding Tag


Motorists Vote 2020: Arkansas Ballot Question 1 Part 2

Motorists Vote 2020: Arkansas Ballot Question 1 Part 2

By Thomas Beckett, NMA Arkansas Member Earlier this year, I wrote about Issue 1 that will appear on the Arkansas November 3, 2020, ballot. If passed, the state would make the temporary half-cent sales tax set to expire in 2023 permanent. The tax’s initial purpose was to fund bonds issued for highway improvements, which consisted […]

Wanna Bet? How Casino Gambling Will Pay the Way for Highway Funding in Arkansas, Part 2

Wanna Bet? How Casino Gambling Will Pay the Way for Highway Funding in Arkansas, Part 2

By Thomas Beckett, Arkansas NMA Member Editor’s Note: In 2020, for the Driving in America blog, Thomas has already written three posts on how a small state like Arkansas is working to fund infrastructure projects and an additional post on how Arkansas is raising speed limits. His last post was Part 1 of Wanna Bet? […]

Wanna Bet? How Casino Gambling Will Pay the Way for Highway Funding in Arkansas, Part 1

Wanna Bet? How Casino Gambling Will Pay the Way for Highway Funding in Arkansas, Part 1

By Thomas Beckett, NMA Arkansas Member Editor’s Note: In 2020, for the Driving in America blog, Thomas has already written three posts on how a small state like Arkansas is working to fund infrastructure projects. His last post is about raising speed limits in the state. Check out all four below. Driving in America—Arkansas Report […]

Are Tolls already a Done Deal when Officials ask for Public Comments?

Are Tolls already a Done Deal when Officials ask for Public Comments?

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, funding new roads and bridges has been challenging. Inevitably, the idea of creating tolls to fund new builds or rebuilds comes up for discussion. Sometimes toll roads are ramrodded through with little public input as happened in Florida recently. Residents in San Clemente, California, have been organizing for years against […]

Rails-to-Trails and other Insights

Rails-to-Trails and other Insights

By NMA Member Art Delagrange I retired at 55.  Now approaching 80, I haven’t been able to cycle the last few years, but before that, I spent much time cycling, mostly on rail/canal trails.  I have operated locomotives on rails that later became a trail and a shared rail & trail.  I think rails to […]

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