TOPIC: Federal Highway Administration

With outsourcing to China, a bridge too far in the Bay Area

In a story that should be a wake up call to policy-makers, outsourcing has gone public. As David Barboza of The New York Times reported on Saturday, seeking out low-wage workers off shore isn’t just for iconic American brands such as Apple, General Electric and Levi-Strauss; the phenomenon is increasingly prevalent among public agencies across the nation. (more…)

Minnesota won’t yield to highway administration

A federal mandate for new road signs is an example of a misguided federal regulation, or at least a confused political debate about the regulation in question. The Federal Highway Administration wants states to make modern road signs that are reflective, but Minnesota Sen. Al Franken points out that the federal government has not provided the money needed for these signs. (more…)

Lost highway

Cezary Podkul and Gregory Korte of USA Today report on “orphaned” earmarks in the U.S. Department of Transportation budget — pricey infrastructure projects that have never got off the ground. (more…)