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Infrastructure in the News: Dams, Potholes…

April 29, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

A new dam rehabilitation bill introduced in the Senate and continued attention to our nation’s water and surface infrastructure needs marked this week’s infrastructure headlines. The High Hazard Potential Small Dam Safety Act, a Senate bill sponsored by bipartisan lawmakers, would provide the first non-emergency...

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Tags: dams, Infrastructure Week, Potholes

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Dam Rehab Bill Introduced in Senate

April 26, 2016 | By: Becky Moylan

Late last week, Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced S. 2835, a bill that, if enacted, would provide funding assistance to rehabilitate, repair, or remove nonfederal high hazard deficient dams. This is a promising step in the effort to improve the...

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Tags: dams, WRDA

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Infrastructure in the News: National Parks, Aviation and Innovation

April 22, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

It’s National Park Week, the Senate passed its version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, and more suggestions for improving infrastructure through technological innovation have been floating around the week’s news headlines. This year marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service. According to National...

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Tags: FAA Reauthorization, gamechangers, National Parks

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State Legislatures Focus on Infrastructure and Professional Practice Issues

April 19, 2016 | By: Maria Matthews

While infrastructure issues have remained at the forefront of 2016 state legislative debates, the activity seen during this session is much less impressive than the 2015 legislative season. However, in addition to tackling the question of infrastructure, some states have lumped in professional practice issues...

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Tags: gas tax, infrastructure investment, transportation

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Infrastructure in the News: Invest Now or Pay Later

April 15, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

Water and transit have each had their fair share of media attention this week. Water Week has highlighted our nation’s water infrastructure conditions and transit hearings and incidents are reinforcing investment needs. Water Week highlighted diverse needs across the country as more than 100 water...

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Tags: failure to act, transit, water

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Water Week Highlights Diverse Needs Across the Country

April 13, 2016 | By: Whitford Remer

Over 100 water and wastewater utility managers, operators and engineers visited Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for more federal investment in water infrastructure. Lead by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and several other sponsoring organizations, including the American Society of Civil...

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Tags: Drinking Water, wastewater, WRDA