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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards Program

February 28, 2019 - in Awards, Featured, News, Technology

Winners to be selected and announced at the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference in Singapore   EXTON, Pa., U.S.A.  – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction,…

RINKER MATERIALS™, AIAS and a Single MOM Aim to Make Owning a Home No Pipe Dream

February 25, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News

Las Vegas – With the prevalence of homelessness and overpopulation across the country, Rinker Materials™ and the American Institute of Architecture…

FRA Rescinds Funding for California High Speed Rail Project

February 25, 2019 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

In a Feb. 19 letter, the Federal Railroad Administration informed the California High Speed Rail Authority that it intends to cancel $929 million in federal…

Cell Tower Inspection and Maintenance: UAV Reality Capture and Digital Twin Pilot Project Suggest Major Efficiency Gains

February 24, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Telstra’s complex cell-tower arrays typically are mounted at the top of 25-meter, non-climbable steel monopoles. Determining the precise number of cell towers in the world is a difficult task, complicated by the lack of coordinated international reporting…

Civil Engineer Group Gives Northeast Ohio’s Infrastructure a “D+” on Annual Report Card

February 21, 2019 - in Featured, News

CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio received a D+ grade for its overall infrastructure in an annual report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, which was released Wednesday. The report card gave the following grades for different parts of the infrastructure…

Transportation Funding to Flow Following Bicameral Legislative Agreement

February 21, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

As part of bicameral legislative deal to prevent a second partial federal government shutdown while providing monies to build a wall along parts of the southern U.S. border, a total of $26.5 billion in discretionary funds and $60 billion from Highway and Airport…

ARTBA Foundation Announces Key 2019 Scholarship, Awards & Recognition Program Deadlines

February 13, 2019 - in Awards, Featured, News

WASHINGTON - The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) has announced key deadlines for its 2019 scholarship, awards and recognition programs. They include:   The Lanford Family…

House T&I Committee Hearing Focuses on Infrastructure Needs

February 12, 2019 - in Featured, News

A variety of surface transportation funding mechanisms were debated during an all-day informational hearing held by the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 7, with a focus on the need to increase the federal fuel tax.…

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Hears Pitch to Raise Gas Tax

February 11, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA If the experience of newly elected Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) is any indication, campaigning on raising the gas tax isn’t political suicide. It’s a path to victory. Speaking Feb. 7 before a…

Panel Discussion: How Can We Improve U.S. Transportation Infrastructure?

February 10, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Introduction The title question for this feature has been discussed and debated countless times by countless people and organizations in many formats. But a letter Informed Infrastructure received and published in its July/August 2018 issue sparked our own…