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Infrastructure Repairs: It Takes a Country

February 10, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

When it comes to our nation’s infrastructure needs, nobody is unaffected. While lawmakers may  authorize funding, the conditions of local roads, bridges and transit impact all Americans.. To make the best decisions with limited funding dollars many state DOTs and other infrastructure owners are seeking...

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Senate EPW Committee Examines How to Modernize America’s Infrastructure

February 9, 2017 | By: Laura Hale

On Wednesday the Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee held its first oversight hearing of the 115th Congress (video available here) and new Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) started things off by making it clear where he stands on the proposal offered by President Trump’s campaign...

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Tags: #fixthetrustfund, FAST Act, gas tax, highway trust fund, infrastructure, infrastructure investment, senate, surface transportation, transportation

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Tennessee Senate Committee Receives Infrastructure Report Card

February 7, 2017 | By: Becky Moylan

As Tennessee’s legislature and governor explore funding options for the state’s transportation infrastructure, the Tennessee Section of ASCE was invited to present the 2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure to the state’s Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. even named it as one of “5...

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Tags: bridges, gas tax, roads, surface transportation, Tennessee, transit


Infrastructure in the News: Voices Rally for Infrastructure

February 3, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

With a new administration off to a fresh start, many organizations, elected officials and other stakeholders are seizing the chance to offer their perspectives on an infrastructure bill. Mayors from major cities across the nation recently suggested in an op-ed that the federal government prioritize...

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Tags: highway trust fund, infrastructure investment

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House T&I Committee Examines How to Build a 21st Century Infrastructure

February 2, 2017 | By: Laura Hale

Yesterday the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee held a hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America.” It was the Committee’s first hearing in the 115th Congress and came on the heels of both President Trump’s pledge to focus on infrastructure and a trillion...

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Tags: aviation, congress, harbor maintenance trust fund, highway trust fund, house of representatives, infrastructure, infrastructure investment, transportation, water infrastructure


Democrats’ Infrastructure Blueprint Furthers Legislative Conversation

January 26, 2017 | By: Becky Moylan

Days after President Trump was the first to use the word “infrastructure” in an inaugural address, Senate Democrats doubled-down on his promise to invest in infrastructure by offering their own plan to increase investment by $1 trillion over 10 years, and purportedly create more than...

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