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- This Week in Infrastructure: Investment Gets New Advocates
What do a comedian, a country music singer, and a businessman all have in common? You may have thought this was a joke, but in fact it’s what happened this week in the news, as...Read More >>
- New Report Estimates $200B Needed to Fix America’s Schools
After more than a decade, this week the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released an update to the Condition of America’s Public School Facilities report highlighting the condition of America’s school facilities. This report...Read More >>
- OCEA Project Finalist – Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier
In August 2005, an 18-foot storm surge, which produced 7-foot waves caused by Hurricane Katrina, overpowered the Mississippi River–Gulf Outlet and Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, ultimately causing the collapse of a 4,000-foot-long section of the floodwall along Louisiana’s Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC).
- Five ASCE Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 6 announced the election of 67 new members and 11 foreign associates, of which 5 are ASCE members. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among...Read More >>
- OCEA Project Finalist – Huey P. Long Bridge Widening
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the State of Louisiana in 2006 embarked on an ambitious project to widen the historic Huey P. Long Bridge located in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana. The cantilevered steel truss bridge, which was designated as a historic landmark by ASCE in 2012, now carries both a two-track railroad line and a three-lane US 90 across the Mississippi River.
- This Week in Infrastructure: Funding Conversations Get a Front Seat
Over the past few weeks, stories have been trickling out about the financial cliff the Highway Trust Fund is heading toward, with too few conversations about finding solutions, given the importance of the topic. This...Read More >>
- State Legislatures Continue to Charge Ahead with Transportation Investment
Lawmakers at the state level continue to seek transportation funding solutions. Already early in 2014, several state legislatures are considering proposals to increase revenue or dedicate more funds to transportation projects. While a proposal to...Read More >>