Tag: infrastructure

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‘Infrastructure week’ an opportunity for progress

June 5, 2017By

The White House kicks off a series of week-long events focused on revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Could this week’s focus be a true step toward the achievement of an effective, long-term highway bill?

House crafts $85B infrastructure spending bill

May 22, 2017By

House Democrats drafted the LIFT America Act, an $85 billion infrastructure bill.

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Senate drafts bill to spur infrastructure growth

May 18, 2017By

The legislation would leverage private-sector dollars through a new investment bank to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.

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Civil engineers give US infrastructure a D+ rating

March 14, 2017By

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave U.S. infrastructure a poor grade.

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Senate confirms Chao as secretary of transportation

February 1, 2017By

The Senate confirmed Elaine Chao, former secretary of labor, as the new administration’s secretary of transportation.


Infrastructure investments emphasized in Trump victory speech

November 9, 2016By

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in the wee hours of the morning Nov. 9, and he imparted a number of messages in his victory speech – including his desire to enhance the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.


Report: Voters willing to re-elect legislators who support gas tax bills

September 6, 2016By

Ninety-eight percent of Republican and Democratic lawmakers who supported a gas tax bill in 2015 won their respective primary races this year, ARTBA reports.

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Federal Highway Administration awards grants to seven states

September 6, 2016By

Several million dollars in grants were awarded to seven states to test ways to fund infrastructure projects.