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
What do a comedian, a country music singer, and a businessman all have in common? You may have thought this was a joke, but in fact it’s what happened this week in the news, as…Read More >>
After more than a decade, this week the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released an update to the Condition of America’s Public School Facilities report highlighting the condition of America’s school facilities. This report…Read More >>
In August 2005, an 18-foot storm surge, which produced 7-foot waves caused by Hurricane Katrina, overpowered the Mississippi River–Gulf Outlet and Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, ultimately causing the collapse of a 4,000-foot-long section of the floodwall along Louisiana’s Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC).
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 >>