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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 – 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 – 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 – January 29, 2013

The current International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) contract extension expires at the end of February 6.  Carrier-paid container royalties remain the central issue in the negotiation.  Dockworker contracts were originally set to expire September 30, 2012,

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Posted in Articles, earmarks, FEMA, gas tax, Highway Trust Fund, 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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