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More than 61,000 U.S. Bridges Need Structural Repair, New Analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation Data Finds

April 2, 2015 - in Analysis, Bridges, Corporate

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2015—An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges.  The good news…

One Year After Floods, Colorado Governor Lauds CDOT Recovery

September 10, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Transportation

Standing at the site of some of the worst destruction of last year’s floods at US 36 just out of Lyons, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday commended the…

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…

Ohio Expands Local Bridge Partnership Program

August 25, 2014 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

A state plan providing $120 million to local governments to make bridges safer for the motoring public just got a boost today. The state’s Local Bridge Partnership Program is adding 10 additional bridges to a program that is already fixing or replacing 220…

Governor Cuomo Announces $47.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hardening Bridges

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $47.8 million in funding to strengthen 20 bridges that cross water and are vulnerable to foundation erosion in New York State. The funding is available through…

$750,000 in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds Headed to Detroit for Roads Damaged by Rainfall

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help the Michigan Department of Transportation cover the costs of repairing roads and…

Are Infrastructure Needs Truly Urgent?

March 14, 2014 - in Maintenance

After a gas explosion in East Harlem killed at least eight people on Wednesday, New Yorkers were shocked to learn that some gas mains in the area, and probably elsewhere, are 127 years old. While it’s unclear what caused the blast or whether the main was…

Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Found In D.C.’s Aging Pipes

January 20, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Smart Cities

High levels of natural gas are escaping from the aging pipes beneath the streets of the nation's capital, creating potentially harmful concentrations in some locations, a new study has found. Natural gas leaks pose explosion risks, health concerns and contribute…

America’s Water System Needs to Move Past Band-Aids

June 20, 2013 - in Maintenance, Water

America's water system—its treatment plants and pipes—is in need of very serious repair if the country is to have safe drinking water, experts say. And it won't come cheap. "This is serious, and if it's not fixed, we could see a breakout of diseases from…

The MAP-21 Change to Bridge Guidelines Holds Promise to Correct a Grave Deficiency

June 19, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Transportation funding is at the core of the problem with deficient bridges throughout the United States. The Government Accountability Office understands that there is a problem, and have issued reports in the past about the country's bridge safety program.…