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President-Elect’s Infrastructure Plan Gets Media Attention

November 21, 2016 | By: Becky Moylan

For 18 months leading up to the presidential election, infrastructure notably was the policy issue that both candidates agreed on. The issue is one that the Washington Post even cited in a plea for a substantive campaign season, and story after story highlighted the bipartisan...

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Tags: infrastructure, Trump Infrastructure Plan

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Infrastructure in the News: Over the River and Through the Skies, to Grandmother’s House We Go

November 18, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

Does it seem like holiday travel becomes more overwhelming each year? You’re not imagining it. According to  AAA, nearly 49 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 27, making it the highest number of Thanksgiving...

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Tags: aviation, highway trust fund, roads

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Infrastructure Gets a Win on Election Night

November 10, 2016 | By: Maria Matthews

As in years past, transportation was again the prevailing theme on ballots in most every state. It was not only a time for states to take the temperature of the public on this critical issue but, also create new revenue streams and secure existing ones. ...

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Tags: 2016BallotInitiatives, infrastructure investment, states

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Head to the Polls and Elect to Fund Infrastructure

November 7, 2016 | By: Maria Matthews

This election season ASCE has been monitoring state and local ballot measures across at least five states.  The issues covered include everything from general infrastructure funding to transit to state parks. Transportation funding is one area that can expect to generate the most new revenue...

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Tags: 2016BallotInitiatives, infrastructure investment, states

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Stakeholders Weighing on Final Water Resources Package

November 3, 2016 | By: Whitford Remer

As the last remaining standalone infrastructure bill with a chance of becoming law this year, stakeholders for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 are beginning to double down on their priorities by weighing in with the leaders charged with reconciling difference in the...

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

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Infrastructure in the News: Transit needs in the spotlight

October 28, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

There’s probably no better example in the U.S. of the negative impact that inadequate funding has on our infrastructure than public transit, especially for those who rely on it. The DOT recently announced that 16 transit agencies around the country will receive a share of...

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Tags: transit