For the past 20 years, the rising waters from Devil’s Lake Basin have caused flooding and environmental and economic impacts on the 245,000-acre Spirit Lake community, home to the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation. The loss
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the State of Louisiana in 2006 embarked on an ambitious project to widen the historic Huey P. Long Bridge located in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana. The cantilevered steel truss bridge, which was designated as a historic landmark by ASCE in 2012, now carries both a two-track railroad line and a three-lane US 90 across the Mississippi River.
Over the past few weeks, stories have been trickling out about the financial cliff the Highway Trust Fund is heading toward, with too few conversations about finding solutions, given the importance of the topic. This…Read More >>
Lawmakers at the state level continue to seek transportation funding solutions. Already early in 2014, several state legislatures are considering proposals to increase revenue or dedicate more funds to transportation projects. While a proposal to…Read More >>
Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s proposed $302 billion transportation plan is an encouraging step forward in addressing…Read More >>
This look at the management/leadership career track builds on last week’s post. Frequent contributor Rachel Cantor Fogarty explores the traits of successful managers and identifies ways that engineers can prepare themselves for future roles. (R….Read More >>
Perhaps between Disney’s box office hit Frozen and the Sochi Olympics you feel as though you’re living in a winter wonderland. Or perhaps it’s because you actually are, given this year’s record snowfall in cities…Read More >>
A team of 3 middle school students from Girl Scout Troop #2225 in Modesto, California, designed an inventive transportation system of the future and, for the second consecutive year, won ASCE’s Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems award…Read More >>