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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 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 – 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 – 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 – July 24, 2012

On July 6, President Obama signed the transportation reauthorization bill, culminating a three-year stretch of bipartisan back and forth over highway and transit spending. Last week, the US Conference of Mayors released its annual U.S. Metro Economies Report which indicated

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Georgia, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Bank, New Jersey, New York, TIFIA, Transportation Legislation

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Washington Post Op-Ed Response

The response to our recent op-ed in the Washington Post, http://wapo.st/n31RE7, has been fantastic. We’ve had calls from a number of members of Congress and from people looking to invest in US infrastructure. The piece is resonating for a couple

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