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Infrastructure in the News: Potholes Spur State Discourse

January 13, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

Winter, also known as pothole season, is here and roads remain beleaguered. Fortunately, many states throughout the nation and both ends of the political spectrum are considering gas taxes increases as viable options to fund infrastructure. According to a recent report by TRIP, the average...

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Infrastructure Issues Kick Off 2017 State Legislative Sessions

January 9, 2017 | By: Maria Matthews

By the end of this week 40 states will have begun their legislative sessions.  With it comes the pomp and circumstance of swearing in ceremonies, gubernatorial inaugurations, committee assignments and, most importantly, settling in to do great work for the people of their state. As...

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Tags: infrastructure investment, legislation, states


Infrastructure in the News: Things are getting rolling

January 6, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

The first week of 2017 has brought new examples of the need to upgrade our infrastructure as Congress and several states return to session and roll up their sleeves to make infrastructure a priority. While the new administration committed to make infrastructure investment a priority,...

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A Look Back at Infrastructure Progress

January 5, 2017 | By: Infrastructure Report Card

The Infrastructure Report Card evaluates the progress (and sometimes regress) of the nation’s infrastructure over a four-year period. As ASCE prepares to release its next Report Card on March 9, here are some of the most notable accomplishments that have happened since 2013, including many...

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Infrastructure in the News: Traveling Ho Ho Home for the Holidays

December 22, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means record-setting numbers of Americans will take to planes, trains and automobiles to reach their holiday destinations. Holiday travel aside, our nation set a record for cumulative vehicle miles traveled (VMT) within just the first nine...

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Commission Provides Assessment of Michigan Infrastructure

December 22, 2016 | By: Maria Matthews

In April 2016, Governor Rick Snyder convened the “21st Century Infrastructure Commission” with the goal of producing a report by November that assessed the state of Michigan’s infrastructure, identified needs over the next 30-50 years and offered recommendations on how the state can best provide...

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Tags: infrastructure investment, transportation, water infrastructure