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Department of Transportation Celebrates 50 Years of Safety Innovation

February 8, 2016 | By: Brittney Kohler

Established by President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now celebrating 50 years of making transportation safer for the traveling public. This month marked the 50th anniversary, where USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and six former USDOT Secretaries gathered together in D.C. to...

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Tags: bridges, highways, roads, safety, transit, transportation, USDOT

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Infrastructure in the News: Big Week for Aviation and Water

February 5, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

This week improving our nation’s aviation and water infrastructure were the focus of conversation on Capitol Hill. With a new aviation reform bill, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, proposed to Congress, the nation’s aviation needs are receiving some attention that’s long overdue....

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Tags: aviation, congress, water infrastructure

ASCE President- Elect, Norma Jean Mattei discusses the next WRDA bill with Derek Brockbank, Executive Director of The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

House Committee Convenes Roundtable Discussion on Next Federal Water Resources Bill

February 4, 2016 | By: Whitford Remer

The House Subcommittee on Water Resources held a round table this week as Congress gears up to pass a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in 2016. Back in November the committee held a similar discussion in New Orleans. During each roundtable – a less...

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Tags: dams, inland waterways, levees, ports, Water Resources, WRDA

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Transportation

Infrastructure in the News: Innovation Sends Snow Packing

January 29, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

With winter storm Jonas blasting the Northeast with record-setting amounts of snow, our nation’s already stressed water pipes, roofs and roads were put to the test. While major snow events bring many challenges, they also provide opportunities for innovation. One innovation, coined by The University...

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Tags: FAST Act, infrastructure, innovation

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Infrastructure in the News: Winter Weather Water Woes

January 22, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

With heavy snow targeting the Northeast and a contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., our water and transportation infrastructure have become a heavy topic of discussion this week. Besides snow days and curling up by the fire, winter weather brings wear and tear on our...

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Tags: Funding, Potholes, water infrastructure

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Infrastructure in the News: New Year Inspires New Ideas

January 15, 2016 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

The new year is off to a roaring start, with Washington, D.C. releasing its first infrastructure report card, ASCE issuing its Moore, Oklahoma tornado report and many states addressing their infrastructure plans for 2016. ASCE’s National Capital Section released the 2016 Report Card for D.C.’s...

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Tags: infrastructure report card, states