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Congress’ Infrastructure To Do List for Fall

September 3, 2015 | By: Infrastructure Report Card

Summer comes to an end next week as Congress returns to the Capitol after a five-week recess. Deadlines will be the theme this fall, with the first being the Oct. 1 funding deadline to keep the government open. The second important deadline for ASCE is...

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Tags: congress, highway trust fund, levees, stem, surface transportation, wrrda

#Game Changer Trend – Accelerated Bridge Construction

September 2, 2015 | By: Brittney Kohler

Accelerated bridge construction We all know the feeling of frustration when traffic slows to a crawl as you see the telltale signs of traffic cones and reduced lanes up ahead. Large bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects mean that disruptive construction zones can last months into...

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Tags: accelerated bridge construction, Arizona, game changers, Maine, Ohio

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Summer days driftin’ away, infrastructure needs remain

August 28, 2015 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

This weekend’s 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is an enduring reminder of the importance of infrastructure, and the need for increased investment to properly maintain it. As the anniversary neared, many media outlets recounted the damages of Katrina in light of the need for a...

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Tags: #HighwayTrustFund, Eisenhower, traffic

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States DIY to Fix Infrastructure

August 21, 2015 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

In these last weeks of August, while Congress is on recess, there has been a great deal of dialogue and action among states regarding their need to fund their local transportation needs. This week, AP released an article expressing states’ reactions to the lack of...

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Tags: congress, highway trust fund

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#GameChanger Trend – Next Generation Pavement

August 19, 2015 | By: Brittney Kohler

The United States has more than two million miles of paved roads. Maintenance is a continual issue for local and state transportation agencies, but new pavements being developed are more sustainable, less costly, and yield other benefits such as capturing stormwater runoff. There are several...

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Tags: California, game changers, Massachusetts, Next Generation Pavements, Virginia

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Congress needs a touchdown; no more field goals!

August 14, 2015 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

Football season has unofficially launched, and hopefully from now on punts will remain on the field and outside of Congress. While Congress is back home for summer recess, many states are expressing their opinions about the lack of federal funding as more infrastructure needs rise...

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Tags: congress, gas tax, highway trust fund