• It’s #TimeToBuild

    The news coming from California last week was not surprising. After months of debate, the legislature approved and the governor signed legislation to invest more than $52 billion over the next ten years to modernize the state’s transportation infrastructure. Everything from transit to roads and bridges will benefit from this much needed infusion of funding. With this action, California became part of a trend sweeping through red and blue states alike where elected officials have…

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  • Infrastructure Grades are In

    Will Trump and Congress Act to Raise America’s G.P.A?

    In town halls, state capitols, and legislative hearing rooms across the country, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle and all levels of government are considering ways to improve the state of America’s infrastructure. It’s an issue that voters care deeply about; according to a recent poll from CNN/ORC International, 79% of respondents support increased spending on infrastructure. A renewed focus from the American people on the need to invest in our infrastructure has…

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  • Broadening the View

    Holistic planning and partnerships can enhance transit capacity and preserve budgets

    Transit agencies across the nation are experiencing two trends that, taken together, present both great opportunities and profound challenges. On the one hand, demand for public transportation has been rising: According to HNTB’s America THINKS 2015 public transit survey, 158 million Americans use public transportation, and four out of five survey respondents indicated they could be motivated to use it even more. Yet, on the other hand, transit systems nationally face a daunting maintenance backlog…

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  • Putting a Price on the Value of Water

    Last month, nearly 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes and businesses when the spillway of the largest dam in the US was compromised. Earlier this month, nearly 40,000 water customers in Jackson, Mississippi were without or with minimal water service for a weekend due to planned repairs to a water main. It isn’t until we are without it that the value of water becomes clear. We’re seeing this play out as global water stocks…

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  • Infrastructure: An Investment Worth Making

    The new administration has outlined critical objectives for getting our country back on track: creating jobs, boosting economic growth, and improving infrastructure. This is good news as these three concepts are intertwined. Infrastructure projects not only create jobs and improve quality of life for all Americans, but they enhance economic growth in the long term. With improved roads, bridges, and ports, businesses are better able to serve consumers and expand their enterprises. Supply Chains Rely…

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  • Infrastructure Week 2017 – Celebrating 5 Years

    We’ve come a long way. We still have a long way to go. This year, it’s #TimeToBuild

    As Infrastructure Week prepares to celebrate its fifth year, let’s step back and look at where America was when we started. In 2013, we were in the midst of passing yet another short-term and short-sighted extension to the Highway Trust Fund, one in a series of over three dozen stop-gap measures. The gridlock in Washington was starting to contribute to gridlock for families across America, as states delayed projects and deferred maintenance. Debate raged over…

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