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Infrastructure Cracks as Los Angeles Defers Repairs

September 2, 2014 - in Maintenance, Supply, Water

The scene was apocalyptic: a torrent of water from a ruptured pipe valve bursting through Sunset Boulevard, hurling chunks of asphalt 40 feet into the air as it closed down the celebrated thoroughfare and inundated the campus of the University of California,…

America’s Aging Water Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns

August 10, 2014 - in Maintenance, Water

There were unexpected showers outside Boston on Saturday. A ruptured water main in Brookline sent a plume of water 80 feet into the air. The break occurred…

“Making The Grade” Group Calls For Six-Point Plan to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure and Revive the Country’s Competitiveness

June 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling

Today at the National Press Club, a new report was released that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and other stakeholders…

Addressing Infrastructure Deficiencies by Making a Plan

June 27, 2014 - in Interview, Maintenance, Modeling

There is ongoing concern about the status of America’s aging infrastructure, and the impacts that this has on human health and economic prosperity. A new report was released today that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and…

I-495 Bridge Closes in Delaware Due to Shifting Support Columns

June 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Transportation

Delaware officials on Monday ordered the emergency closure of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington after discovering that four support columns are tilting. The 4,800-foot bridge normally carries about 90,000 vehicles a day on I-495,…

New Study Catalogs Overdue Investments for New York’s Aging Infrastructure

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

Water Community Encourages Investment in our Future by Protecting Water Infrastructure

May 12, 2014 - in Drinking water, Financial, Projects, Water

As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water, and how to protect it into the future. North America’s water…

Washington Gas Application for Replacement of Aging Infrastructure Conditionally Approved by Public Service Commission of Maryland

May 12, 2014 - in Energy, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

On May 6, 2014, the Public Service Commission of Maryland (MDPSC) issued an Order conditionally approving Washington Gas' amended accelerated pipeline replacement plan, commonly referred to as STRIDE, which will accelerate natural gas infrastructure upgrades…

The Looming Fiscal Disaster for Transportation

May 1, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Transportation

America is at a crucial decision point for transportation. The nation’s transportation trust fund is facing a crisis. The gas tax that has sustained the federal transportation program since the middle of the last century is no longer keeping up with investment…

A Decaying Tangle of Gas Pipes Beneath Our Cities

March 24, 2014 - in Maintenance

It is a danger hidden beneath the streets of New York City, unseen and rarely noticed: 6,302 miles of pipes transporting natural gas. Leaks, like the one that is believed to have led to the explosion that killed eight people in East Harlem this month, are…