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Infrastructure Alert – November 19, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden have made several recent trips outside Washington to highlight the need for increased infrastructure spending. On November 8, President Obama appeared at the Port of New Orleans, calling for Congress to create a $50

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Department of Transportation, dredging, FAA, gas tax, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Bank, ports, Sandy, Washington, D.C., 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 – 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 6, 2013

Following the I-5 bridge collapse in Washington and the Baltimore train derailment, expect a medley of Congressional hearings, investigations and proposed legislation to address the shortcoming of the national infrastructure and what should be done to ameliorate deteriorating transportation systems.

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, CBP, DHS, FAA, gas tax, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, NTSB, sequestration, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – April 17, 2013

Last week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget, outlining several proposals to fund new infrastructure programs.  The budget proposes $40 billion for “Fix it First” projects to repair existing infrastructure, as well as $10 billion for new infrastructure spending.  The

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Budget, dredging, FAA, gas tax, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Bank, sequestration, Washington, D.C., WRDA

Infrastructure Alert – March 26, 2013

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen

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Posted in antitrust, Articles, Budget, continuing resolution, dredging, FAA, gas tax, Internet sales tax, MAP-21, public-private partnership, railroads, TSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., WRDA

Infrastructure Alert – March 13, 2013

Sequestration began on March 1, and federal agencies are still in the process of sending out furlough notifications and determining specific program cuts.  The continuing resolution authorizing current federal spending will expire March 27, and without legislation, a government shutdown

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Posted in Articles, continuing resolution, FAA, gas tax, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, sequestration, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – February 26, 2013

Following President Obama’s State of the Union call for a national infrastructure policy, the White House released this fact sheet, providing some details of the plan thus far.  The fact sheet outlines calls for cutting red tape, encouraging public-private partnerships,

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Posted in Articles, gas tax, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, public-private partnership, sequestration, TIFIA, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – February 13, 2013

President Obama called for increased infrastructure and transportation spending in last night’s State of the Union address, stressing the need to fix failing infrastructure first and utilizing public-private partnerships where appropriate. As details emerge of his national infrastructure plan and

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Posted in Articles, gas tax, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, Highway Trust Fund, sequestration, State of the Union, Washington, D.C.
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