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Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell met with leaders from local governments and in engineering and business at a policy forum in Denver, Colorado, to discuss local and national challenges associated with transportation infrastructure investment. Building America’s Future (BAF), the Denver Metro ...

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Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America a D+ on its Report Card on American Infrastructure. The report outlined that funding is currently $1.6 trillion below what is needed to repair and maintain the nation’s failing ...

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Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Despite an “influx of stimulus money” dedicated to improving the transportation system in the U.S., more of the nation’s bridges and roads were in poor condition in 2011 than in 2008, according to a report from the USA Today. It’s no ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Contributed - Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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ASCE breaks down American infrastructure, rates it “poor”

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

ASCE breaks down American infrastructure, rates it “poor”

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave American infrastructure a D+ on its 2013 Report Card. According to ASCE’s grading system, a D+ means the infrastructure is “poor.” ASCE evaluates infrastructure by categories, basing grades on capacity, ...

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U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2013

U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) warns that United States infrastructure will fall $1.6 trillion short of what’s needed to maintain existing facilities through 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. “We’re investing in infrastructure, we’re just not investing enough,” Greg ...

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So we leave the kids debt AND crumbling infrastructure?

John Latta - Jan 16, 2013

So we leave the kids debt AND crumbling infrastructure?

Failure to spend $157 billion between now and 2020 to upgrade the U.S. infrastructure, including surface transportation, aviation, waterways, the electrical grid and sewers, could lead to losses of more than $3.1 trillion in gross domestic product and $1.1 trillion ...

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ASCE on what it costs to not spend on infrastructure

John Latta - Jan 16, 2013

Failure to spend $157 billion between now and 2020 to upgrade the U.S. infrastructure, including surface transportation, aviation, waterways, the electrical grid and sewers, could lead to losses of more than $3.1 trillion in gross domestic product and $1.1 trillion ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Highway Contractor

Base Breakthroughs Researchers dig into sub-bases   By John Latta   A quick look at some recent research into sub-bases presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, held this spring in California, ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

RoadWorks

Mapping MAP-21’s Reforms   By John Latta   MAP-21, our brand-new surface transportation legislation, includes several significant changes to the review and approval process for transportation projects, all of which have the potential to change, and hopefully benefit the way agencies and contractors work. ...

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