highways http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Federal Highway Money Remains At Risk http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-highway-money-remains-risk <p>The federal pot of money that’s supposed to keep local roads and bridges intact may soon be empty, yet lawmakers on Capitol Hill are miles apart from each other. It remains unclear if they’ll be able to bridge the gulf. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on how the Wyoming delegation is weighing in on the debate that’s sucking the air out of Washington this summer.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:41:14 +0000 Matt Laslo 61213 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal Highway Money Remains At Risk Highway fatalities down for the year, so far http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/highway-fatalities-down-year-so-far <p>Governor Matt Mead says the number of highway fatalities has been decreasing.&nbsp;</p><p>"Wyoming began tracking highway fatalities in 1967 and if we finish the year up well we will have had 82 highway fatalities, which will be the lowest number since 1967," Mead said.</p><p>At this time last year, there were already 112 fatalities.</p><p>However, Mead warned that the holiday season tends to be the deadliest in Wyoming and drivers can expect a lot of enforcement out on the roads to help keep that number from growing.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 01:43:09 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51782 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Highway fatalities down for the year, so far Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-will-consider-additional-funding-wydot <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:13:40 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48897 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT Wyoming highways rank third in the nation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-highways-rank-third-nation <p>Wyoming’s highways rank third in the nation in performance and efficiency.&nbsp; That’s according to an annual highway report by the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that studies public policy.&nbsp; Author David Hartgen says Wyoming gets a lot less money than other states, but spends it well.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:25:39 +0000 Bob Beck 43140 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming highways rank third in the nation Senate approves gas tax hike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-approves-gas-tax-hike <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would increase the gas tax by $.10 per-gallon.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:17:28 +0000 Bob Beck 36596 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate approves gas tax hike WYDOT prepares for cuts to airport and highway funding http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wydot-prepares-cuts-airport-and-highway-funding <p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation would lose money for airports, under the governor&rsquo;s proposed eight-percent budget cuts.</p><p>WYDOT Budget Officer Kevin Hibbard says they would have to cut funding for airport improvements and airline service.</p><p>&ldquo;There would probably be a reduction in some commercial air service in local Wyoming communities,&rdquo; Hibbard said. &ldquo;And also I think that a backlog of projects would take place for the airport improvements.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:41:10 +0000 Willow Belden 25839 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WYDOT prepares for cuts to airport and highway funding