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U.S. DOT Supports First Responders and Emergency Preparedness

September 7, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

At the U.S. Department of Transportation, we take emergency preparedness seriously. That’s why the Federal Highway Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are…

Sponsored: MicroStation CONNECT Edition – The Foundation of Efficient Civil Engineering Design Workflows

September 6, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Most of us must work with various file formats, integrate multiple disciplines, and improve project workflow efficiency. With all the different applications…

FAA’s Hurricane Harvey Update

August 31, 2017 - in Featured, News, Stormwater, Water

The Federal Aviation Administration has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey…

Ryan Says Congress Likely to Need Budget Extension; Could Delay Oct. 1 FAST Act Increases

August 29, 2017 - in Featured, Financial, News

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Congress will probably need to extend current-year funding of most government operations before the new budget year begins Oct. 1, an action that could delay another year of scheduled increases in highway funding. Ryan made…

ARTBA Takes Legal Action on Maryland Purple Line Transit Project

August 25, 2017 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Aug. 23 told a federal appeals court that a lower court ruling blocking the Maryland Purple Line is an abuse of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and poses risks…

Vibration Control in Hospital Construction

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A renovation of White Plains Hospital, a 123-year-old healthcare facility north of Manhattan, featured the construction of the new, steel-framed, six-story Center for Cancer Care. Long-span high-performing composite slabs were designed to support heavy booms…

Engineered Solutions: Barren Arkansas Roadside Springs to Life After Soil Amendments

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Magazine

After completing an open cut slope for a recent highway project, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) encountered a difficult mitigation challenge: a soil bed totally unsuitable for organic growth. The highly acidic soil, composed…

White House: Infrastructure Plan to Come After Congress Handles Tax Reform

August 23, 2017 - in Featured, Financial, News

A top aide to President Trump told reporters Aug 15 that the administration plans to first pursue a tax reform plan in Congress this autumn, then turn to the long-promised infrastructure investment plan. Gary Cohn, director of the president's National Economic…

12 State Transportation Projects Competing to be Named Best in the America

August 21, 2017 - in Awards, Featured, Transportation

WASHINGTON — State department of transportation projects that swiftly addressed a spike in wrong-way driving fatalities; used high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer; and improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors are…

What Is the P3 Model? Can It Save Infrastructure?

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure, spoke with several private-sector infrastructure executives to learn more about the public-private partnership (P3/PPP) model, how it works and if it can be part of the solution to the massive…