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Failure to Act report released

July 27, 2011 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

“We cannot solve the budget deficit without solving the infrastructure deficit.” – Representative Earl Blumenauer Today, ASCE released Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Surface Transportation Infrastructure. The report found the nation’s deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American...

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Tags: economics, infrastructure, transportation

Failure to Act

July 26, 2011 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

Have you ever wondered how much congestion costs you or what underinvestment in infrastructure really means? As if the nation’s economy isn’t struggling enough, a new study about to be released by ASCE finds the cost of deficient transportation infrastructure to American households and businesses...

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Tags: economics, infrastructure, infrastructure report card, transportation

Hotel industry to be hurt by aging infrastructure

June 10, 2011 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

Earlier this week Jonathan Tisch, CEO of Loews Hotels, commented that the nation’s aging infrastructure will be the next hurdle the travel and hospitality industries will need to overcome. Tisch was speaking at New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, where he asked fellow...

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Tags: economics, infrastructure

Traffic Congestion is Hazardous to Your Health

June 8, 2011 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

The Transportation Construction Coalition, of which ASCE is a member, recently released a study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis on the public health cost of traffic congestion. The study, “The Public Health Costs of Traffic Congestion: A Health Risk Assessment”, found that emissions...

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Tags: infrastructure, roads, transportation

Key Senators Unveil Surface Transportation Principles

May 26, 2011 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is inching closer to releasing a surface transportation authorization bill, which it hopes to mark up by the Fourth of July. This week the big four of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), James...

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Tags: infrastructure, infrastructure report card, senate, surface transportation, transportation

Obama cites ASCE Report Card, calls for Infrastructure Improvement

January 25, 2011 | By: America's Infrastructure Report Card

The state of the nation’s infrastructure took center stage tonight during the President’s State of the Union address. Among the proposals President Obama put forward for creating jobs and growing the economy is improving the nation’s infrastructure. President Obama wants to “win the future” and...

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Tags: infrastructure, state of the union address