July 18, 2014

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a short-term bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund up and running until May 2015. While Democrats were hesitant about the proposal, ultimately the bill...
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July 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, president, ASCE on the Build America Investment Initiative: “Today’s action by President Obama to...
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July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. —The following is a statement from Patrick Natale, P.E., Executive Director of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the passage of H.R. 5021 in the U.S. House of...
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July 11, 2014

Congress returned to Washington this week with the Highway Trust Fund on the agenda. The Senate Finance Committee offers a bipartisan proposal by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Orrin Hatch of...
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July 1, 2014

The stakes just got raised even while it seems we are no closer to a funding fix. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced plans for slowing reimbursements to states from the...
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June 27, 2014

With Highway Trust Fund insolvency just nine weeks away, Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden offered a $9 billion plan as a short-time fix. If passed, this six-month funding proposal would give...
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June 20, 2014

The gas tax getting a raise was an idea everyone was talking about this week. From USA TODAY’s editorial urging lawmakers to set aside gimmicks in favor of sustainable funding solutions to a...
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June 13, 2014

This week ASCE launched FixtheTrustFund.org. The campaign encourages parents, businesses, commuters, and consumers to connect with Congress and ask for a long-term, sustainable funding solution for...
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June 6, 2014

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado reflected this week on the significance of the grand opening of the Denver Union Station. His thoughts included discourse on the “foresight and generosity” of past...
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June 3, 2014

1. The Highway Trust Fund is Running Out of Money Because We Waste Money Thanks to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), first passed in 1991, transportation projects are...
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