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Senate Commerce Subcommittee Explores Multimodal Transportation System Needs

February 16, 2017 | By: Infrastructure Report Card

Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security convened their first hearing of the 115th Congress. “Moving America: Stakeholder Perspectives on our Multimodal Transportation System” was billed as an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving the...

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Tags: FAST Act, freight, highway trust fund, multimodal, rail, surface transportation, transportation

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States Funding Transportation Infrastructure: Who’s Doing It?

February 13, 2017 | By: Maria Matthews

When it comes to infrastructure funding, peer pressure isn’t a bad thing. Over the last several years 19 states have taken it upon themselves to generate new revenue to fund their surface transportation infrastructure. While 2016 session did not rise to match the flurry of...

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Tags: gas tax, infrastructure investment, state

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Infrastructure Repairs: It Takes a Country

February 10, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

When it comes to our nation’s infrastructure needs, nobody is unaffected. While lawmakers may  authorize funding, the conditions of local roads, bridges and transit impact all Americans.. To make the best decisions with limited funding dollars many state DOTs and other infrastructure owners are seeking...

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Senate EPW Committee Examines How to Modernize America’s Infrastructure

February 9, 2017 | By: Laura Hale

On Wednesday the Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee held its first oversight hearing of the 115th Congress (video available here) and new Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) started things off by making it clear where he stands on the proposal offered by President Trump’s campaign...

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

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Tennessee Senate Committee Receives Infrastructure Report Card

February 7, 2017 | By: Becky Moylan

As Tennessee’s legislature and governor explore funding options for the state’s transportation infrastructure, the Tennessee Section of ASCE was invited to present the 2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure to the state’s Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. WBIR.com even named it as one of “5...

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Tags: bridges, gas tax, roads, surface transportation, Tennessee, transit

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Infrastructure in the News: Voices Rally for Infrastructure

February 3, 2017 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

With a new administration off to a fresh start, many organizations, elected officials and other stakeholders are seizing the chance to offer their perspectives on an infrastructure bill. Mayors from major cities across the nation recently suggested in an op-ed that the federal government prioritize...

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Tags: highway trust fund, infrastructure investment