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Georgia earns a ‘C+’ on 2024 Report Card

On Monday, July 8th, the Georgia Section of ASCE released the 2024 Report Card for Georgia’s Infrastructure at the state capitol building in Atlanta. The report featured 14 categories, receiving an overall grade of ‘C+’. This is the same grade as the 2019 Report Card for Georgia’s Infrastructure. A ‘C+’ grade means Georgia’s infrastructure is......

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Congress Moves Forward with WRDA 2024

This week, the House of Representatives took a big step towards passing its biennial water resources infrastructure bill.  The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024 (H.R. 8812) was formally introduced on Tuesday, and was marked up by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday.  The bill authorizes 12 new U.S. Army Corps of......

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Industry experts urge legislators to “stay the course” on funding, and leverage infrastructure investment opportunities

Landmark federal infrastructure legislation is reducing costs for American households and businesses and drawing more private investment interest into the U.S. market, according to new reports from industry experts. However, increasingly severe weather events, unpredictable travel patterns, an uptick in energy demand, and shifts in carbon emission policies pose challenges to covering the full scope......

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Congress clears FAA reauthorization bill

After months of negotiations, Congress has passed legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The House of Representatives passed the bill, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 (H.R. 3935), on May 15th with a 387-26 vote. The Senate passed the measure May 9th by an 88-4 vote. The FAA reauthorization bill is a $105.5 billion......

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Local Officials, Engineers Herald Seattle’s Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock at Latest Roadshow Stop

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the replacement project for Seattle’s Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock, one of the world’s busiest ferry terminals, was showcased by local officials and engineers as part of the Engineering and Public Works Roadshow. The Colman Dock serves as an example of how comprehensive infrastructure investment can promote equity within a community......

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What the first round of FY2024 appropriations bills mean for infrastructure

On March 3rd, top lawmakers unveiled the text of six fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriations bills that President Joe Biden signed into law on March 8th. The agreed-upon appropriations package includes FY24 funding for Military Construction; Agriculture and Rural Development; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Energy and Water; Interior and Environment; and Transportation, Housing and Urban......

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Link to Post:">Engineering and Public Works Roadshow Highlights Phoenix Water Project

Engineering and Public Works Roadshow Highlights Phoenix Water Project

On Thursday, February 22nd, the Engineering & Public Works Roadshow series made its fifth stop, this time in Phoenix, Arizona, celebrating the state’s Northwest Valley Infrastructure Project. With news that a semiconductor plant was coming to Phoenix, the team at Wilson Engineers and Carollo Engineers worked diligently to provide wastewater and transportation services to the area. The......

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Link to Post:">ASCE Seeks Reauthorization of Earthquake and Wind Research Programs

ASCE Seeks Reauthorization of Earthquake and Wind Research Programs

ASCE’s efforts to spur Congressional action to reauthorize two federal programs that are critical to the nation’s resilience has finally achieved some results. Both the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) are past due for reauthorization and Congress has been slow to act. Efforts by ASCE and......

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