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Infrastructure in the News: Water Infrastructure Bill WIINS over Many

December 16, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

From farmers to manufacturers, shippers and countless water associations to all Americans, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act’s benefits promise improvement across several water resource sectors. The act, which authorizes nearly $10 billion in federal investment, will fund stormwater management projects, initiatives...

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Tags: Dam Safety, WIIN


A Big WIIN For Water Resources

December 15, 2016 | By: Whitford Remer

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which included a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) title by a vote of 78-21. The vote was one of the final acts of the 114th...

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Tags: dams, Drinking Water, inland waterways, levees, ports, Water Resources

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Autonomous Vehicles: Still need a road to drive on

December 9, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

Autonomous vehicles are heralded as the next big thing in transportation—the technology that will change everything. But there’s one part that won’t change: autonomous vehicles will still to drive on roads. And as you may have heard, our roads and bridges aren’t in great shape....

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Tags: autonomous vehicles, highway trust fund


Congress Unveils Compromise Water Resources Bill

December 6, 2016 | By: Whitford Remer

Congressional negotiators released a newly rebranded water infrastructure bill this week after months of hashing out differences between their respective Water Resources Development Acts (S.2848 and H.R.5303) that each chamber passed earlier this year. The new bill, dubbed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation...

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Tags: dams, Drinking Water, inland waterways, levees, ports, Water Resources, water resources development act


The FAST Act Turns One, But The Work’s Not Done

December 5, 2016 | By: Laura Hale

This Sunday was the one year anniversary of the signing of the FAST Act, the five-year federal surface transportation authorization. The law authorizes federal funding for highways, bridges, transit systems and railroads. The passage of the FAST Act was a victory for proponents of infrastructure...

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

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Help Get WRDA Finished

December 2, 2016 | By: Becky Moylan

With plans for Congress to adjourn at the end of next week, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 is still waiting for final passage. The bill is being conferenced by the House and Senate, which has been making good progress on a compromised bill...

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Tags: dams, Drinking Water, inland waterways, levees, ports, water resources development act, WRDA