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Congressional Hearings Focus on Aviation, Flood Control

March 3, 2017 | By: Whitford Remer

As the President’s repeated in his address to Congress his pledge to dramatically increase infrastructure spending to the tune of $1 trillion, various Congressional Committees have been holding hearings to explore the need. While the hearings reflect broad and even growing support on Capitol Hill...

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Tags: Airports, aviation, congress, FAA Reauthorization, flood protection, levees, USACE, Water Resources, water resources development act

President’s Address Includes Infrastructure

March 1, 2017 | By: Becky Moylan

On Tuesday night, President Trump addressed a joint-session of Congress for the first time in his presidency. Infrastructure was among the many issues he discussed. The President highlighted the interstate highway system as a the “last truly great national infrastructure program,” before calling for a...

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Tags: congress, economy, infrastructure, infrastructure investment, infrastructure report card, President

What VMT On The Rise Means for Roads

February 28, 2017 | By: Laura Hale

U.S. motorists set a new record for vehicle miles travelled (VMT) in 2016, driving over 3.2 trillion miles, an increase of 70 billion miles from 2015. VMT has long been on the rise, save for a dip during the recession. With so many vehicles on...

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Tags: highway trust fund, roads, VMT

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Infrastructure in the News: No Rest for Weary Infrastructure

February 17, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

Romantic dates, the Grammy awards and celebrating black history are not the only milestones of this week; the Oroville dam crisis in California and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)’s 2017 national bridge report are drawing equal media attention. The recent Oroville dam...

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Tags: bridges, dams


Senate Commerce Subcommittee Explores Multimodal Transportation System Needs

February 16, 2017 | By: Infrastructure Report Card

Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security convened their first hearing of the 115th Congress. “Moving America: Stakeholder Perspectives on our Multimodal Transportation System” was billed as an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving the...

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Tags: FAST Act, freight, highway trust fund, multimodal, rail, surface transportation, transportation

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States Funding Transportation Infrastructure: Who’s Doing It?

February 13, 2017 | By: Maria Matthews

When it comes to infrastructure funding, peer pressure isn’t a bad thing. Over the last several years 19 states have taken it upon themselves to generate new revenue to fund their surface transportation infrastructure. While 2016 session did not rise to match the flurry of...

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Tags: gas tax, infrastructure investment, state