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Infrastructure Alert – December 4, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is forecasting that the U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow by 5 percent from $129 billion in 2013 to $135 billion in 2014. ARTBA forecasts that bridge and tunnel construction will grow from $28.5 billion in

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Posted in Articles, Department of Homeland Security, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, MARAD, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – November 6, 2013

  ON THE HILL On October 23, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 417-3. The near-unanimous vote on a bill with significant authorizations is notable considering the recent hyper-partisanship and

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Posted in Articles, FAA, FHWA, FMCSA, freight, P3, public-private partnership, Sandy, TIFIA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WIFIA, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – October 16, 2013

The government shutdown has now entered its third week, and the debt limit has become a central part of negotiations. Many infrastructure programs have grinded to a halt, as inspections, environmental review and rule-making personnel have largely been furloughed. While the emerging

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Posted in Articles, debt ceiling, FAA, gas tax, Government Shutdown, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NTSB, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – October 1, 2013

As Congress has now failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund most federal operations, a government shutdown began this morning, the beginning of the federal government’s 2014 fiscal year. While exceptions are made for “essential” employees that are critical

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Government Shutdown, Infrastructure, Sandy, Transportation Legislation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – September 17, 2013

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at the Port of Charleston, S.C. Vice President Biden stressed that investing in infrastructure projects is vital for growing the middle class and the overall economic growth of the

Posted in Articles, bridges, FMSCA, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, HMTF, Inland Waterways Trust Fund, MARAD, ports, TIGER, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., Water Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership, Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – September 4, 2013

Congress will return from its recess on Monday, September 9, and will address a plethora of pressing issues before the end of the month. As neither the House nor the Senate has passed a FY2014 appropriations bill for the Departments

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Department of Transportation, FMSCA, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Sandy, VMT, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – August 6, 2013

On Friday, both the House and Senate began their summer recess and will not return until Monday, September 9. After returning from the recess, Congress will have several pressing infrastructure issues to consider. Both the House and the Senate have

Posted in appropriations, Articles, Budget Control Act, Department of Transportation, P3, ports, public-private partnership, sequestration, THUD, TIGER, Washington, D.C., Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – July 24, 2013

Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver a speech at the Jacksonville Port Authority. The speech is expected to involve remarks on the nation’s infrastructure and how the Administration will advance infrastructure investment. This is his second speech at a port this

Posted in appropriations, Articles, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, gas tax, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure, MAP-21, P3, public-private partnership, TIFIA, TIGER, Transportation Legislation, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – July 10, 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a Waterborne Freight Transportation report. The report finds that the status quo of waterborne freight is unsustainable and recommends federal legislation for repair and improvements of the marine transportation system’s

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Posted in Amtrak, appropriations, Articles, Department of Transportation, FAA, freight, FTA, gas tax, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, P3, public-private partnership, TIGER, VMT, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 19, 2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and has the potential to serve as a roadmap for

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, carbon tax, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NHTSA, P3, public-private partnership, sequestration, TIGER, Washington, D.C.
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