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USDOT to release $15.6 million for I-5 bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 14, 2013

USDOT to release $15.6 million for I-5 bridge

Washington State Senator Patty Murray said on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will releasing $15.6 million of the federal share for repair of the Interstate 5 bridge in Washington State that collapsed into the Skagit River three ...

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Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 20, 2013

Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure projects

President Obama on Friday signed a Presidential Memorandum intended to decrease review and approval times for major infrastructure projects, according to WhiteHouse.gov. The memorandum, “Modernizing Federal Infrastructure Review and Permitting Regulations, Policies, and Procedures,” follows a March 22 Executive Order that ...

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President pushes transportation construction speed-up in TV meetings

John Latta - Feb 20, 2013

President pushes transportation construction speed-up in TV meetings

President Obama is set to sit down today for interviews with half a dozen television stations from major cities to push a plan that will speed up transportation construction projects. This has been a clearly-stated and much publicized goal of ...

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Maryland governor looking for new transportation funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 18, 2013

This from the Washington Post: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday as part of a continuing effort to craft a bill to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for transportation projects, an aide said More ...

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Maryland Governor Looking for New Transportation Funding

John Latta - Feb 13, 2013

This from the Washington Post: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday as part of a continuing effort to craft a bill to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for transportation projects, an aide said More ...

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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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Franz Kafka on operating an excavator while drunk

John Latta - Jan 02, 2013

Franz Kafka on operating an excavator while drunk

Franz Kafka was without doubt one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He was also a bureaucrat who wrote about "the perils of excavating in quarries while drunk." The writer of The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle dealt with some seriously disturbing ...

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The city under your feet

John Latta - Aug 06, 2012

Under many of our big cities is another city. A place of tunnels and sewers and open spaces. Steve Duncan studies and photographs these places. If I am the Roadologist, Steve is the Sewerologist. In fact he calls his postgraduate studies work ...

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On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Two days ago marked the 1,000th day without a transportation bill, but now it looks like we may be getting somewhere – just days before the latest extension expires at the end of June. Nothing like a deadline to get ...

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Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2012

Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Daniel L. “Dan” Garbutt has assumed the position of vice president, MENA+ Talent Management at Parson. In his new role, Garbutt will be responsible for leading Parsons’ human capital initiatives and programs in the MENA+ region, which includes the ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Apr 08, 2012

RoadWorks

Drip. Drip.. Drip. Transportation is not the only infrastructure in desperate need of funds. A new report says that the cost of repairing and expanding our buried drinking water infrastructure over the next 25 years will be more than a trillion dollars. ...

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