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The House hits snooze for long-term bill until October

July 31, 2015 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

With July wrapping up, the House throwing in the towel and settling for another three-month extension as the Senate passing the DRIVE Act, hopes for a long-term highway funding solution are pushed back again. Before heading home for August recess the House and Senate passed...

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Tags: #HighwayTrustFund, gamechangers, senate

Despite Senate Transportation Action, House Stymies Progress

July 30, 2015 | By: Peter Nonis

During the last two months, the Senate made good use of its time to craft a multi-year surface transportation bill with an increase in funding. As is often the way for Congress, it still came down to the wire. For over a week, the U.S....

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Tags: bridges, congress, highway trust fund, infrastructure, roads, senate, surface transportation, transit, transportation

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#GameChangers Trend – Ridesharing And Transit Apps

July 29, 2015 | By: Grace Kim

Traffic jams and project backlogs aren’t problems that will be going away any time soon as the Highway Trust Fund is once again headed towards insolvency. However, in spite of a lack of federal support for better transportation networks, some innovations are propelling transportation into...

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Tags: boston, gamechangers, highway trust fund, los angeles, ridesharing, uber, waze

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#FixTheTrustFund: Senate Dodging Potholes

July 27, 2015 | By: Grace Kim

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an...

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Tags: highway trust fund, infrastructure, senate

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It’s the Final Countdown

July 24, 2015 | By: Olivia Wolfertz

With one week left until the Highway Trust Fund expires, the Senate is kicking it into high gear to agree on a long-term surface transportation bill, even when it means working weekends. ASCE supports swift passage of the bill the Senate is currently considering, which...

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Tags: congress, gas tax, highway trust fund

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New Game Changers Report Identifies Top Trends Shaping Infrastructure

July 23, 2015 | By: Becky Moylan

The challenges our infrastructure faces are chronicled frequently on this blog and in the media. The Highway Trust Fund heading toward insolvency (again). Water main breaks occurring every two minutes. Congested roadways causing us each to lose time and waste gas. But that’s only half...

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Tags: energy, freight, gamechangers, surface transportation, water