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AWWA Helps Build the Case for Investment in Water Infrastructure

February 28, 2012 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

Our friends at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) have just released a new comprehensive report echoing the call for investment in water infrastructure. They found that the massive investment needed for buried drinking-water infrastructure in the United States totals more than $1 trillion between...

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Tags: infrastructure, water infrastructure

Senate Finance Crosses Finish Line

February 8, 2012 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

The Senate Finance Committee put the last puzzle piece in place last night when they voted the revenue portions of S. 1813, MAP-21, out of committee. The committee voted 17-6, with four Republicans voting with Democrats, in order to complete the last step before the...

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Tags: infrastructure, transportation

Mass Transit Funding Now in Jeopardy with House Transportation Bill

February 2, 2012 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

Not long after we posted about promising developments with the House surface transportation reauthorization bill, the story took a startling turn. It was announced that the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is proposing to divert $25 billion in dedicated fuels tax revenues from the...

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Tags: transportation

A Promising Week for Transportation Legislation

February 2, 2012 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

It’s been a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C. for transportation as both the House and the Senate try to build momentum to pass much-needed reauthorization bills. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unveiled their American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7) on Tuesday at a...

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Tags: aviation, infrastructure, transportation

An ASCE Take on the State of the Union

January 24, 2012 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

The President will be speaking before a Joint session of Congress and the American people tonight to discuss the State of the Union. The first State of the Union was delivered by President George Washington in January 1790 and since then has become a vehicle...

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Tags: dams, hazards, infrastructure, infrastructure report card, transportation, water infrastructure

Louisiana Section’s PR Campaign Sets a Great Example

January 20, 2012 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

We are repeating this post because we thought the information would also be of interest to the readers of this blog. It was first posted on Friday, January 20th, 2012 As the Louisiana Section was gearing up to release its first state Report Card this...

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Tags: economics, infrastructure, infrastructure report card