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Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2014

Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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House Appropriations Committee approves major cuts to TIGER program

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

House Appropriations Committee approves major cuts to TIGER program

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved major cuts to 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants in a markup of the panel’s Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill, Salon reports. The bill reduces the TIGER program from ...

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Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushed for transportation infrastructure investment during their respective trips to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge and Ohio’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority this week. While at the site of the $3.9 billion Tappan ...

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President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week

Amanda Bayhi - May 12, 2014

President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week

The White House announced on Friday that May 11-17 is National Transportation Week and May 16 is National Defense Transportation Day. The announcement comes as Infrastructure Week begins, bringing several conferences, roundtables, educational seminars and other infrastructure-related events to Washington, D.C. Related: ...

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Infrastructure Week kicks off

Amanda Bayhi - May 10, 2014

Infrastructure Week kicks off

Infrastructure Week 2014 kicks off Sunday, with the first event scheduled to take place Monday. Organized by several agencies and associations -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Building America’s Future (BAF) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) -- focuses ...

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Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Buzz about infrastructure investment continues today as a number of reports and statements are released. The Brookings Institution released a report today on infrastructure employment, and earlier this week AAA pushed for a gas tax hike, 50 Chambers of Commerce urged ...

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VIDEO: Could ‘Beer Money’ help solve our infrastructure problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 05, 2014

VIDEO: Could ‘Beer Money’ help solve our infrastructure problem?

 Country singer-songwriter Kip Moore, who will be touring with country superstar Tim McGraw this summer, is partnering with Case Construction Equipment to promote the importance of finding a solution for our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “Case knows my vision and the things ...

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Transportation in the State of the Union Address

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Transportation in the State of the Union Address

If you think the State of the Union address is just another speech, think again. The State of the Union address, which President Obama will deliver Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, is the perfect opportunity for workers in the transportation ...

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VIDEO: Case launches infrastructure-advocacy national tour

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 19, 2013

VIDEO: Case launches infrastructure-advocacy national tour

Case Construction Equipment today announced the launch of a national tour that aims to increase awareness and identify solutions for America’s infrastructure. The tour, Dire States: The Drive to Revive America’s Ailing Infrastructure, is a joint effort between Case and Dan ...

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65% of U.S. manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet economical demands in next decade

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 17, 2013

65% of U.S. manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet economical demands in next decade

America’s infrastructure is not improving quickly enough to continue to meet the needs of businesses, according to a report released today by Building America’s Future (BAM) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The report, "Infrastructure: Essential to Manufacturing Competitiveness," reflects ...

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Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 25, 2013

Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

The Senate on Wednesday passed an amendment to its proposed $54 billion transportation and housing spending bill, prioritizing bridge projects, according to a report from The Hill. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) authored the amendment, which he said would prioritize bridges deemed ...

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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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