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Financing Tools and Highway Trust Fund Included in Moving Forward Act

After last week’s marathon markup of the INVEST in America Act, House Democrats on Monday unveiled the Moving Forward Act. This legislation takes a comprehensive approach to infrastructure investment and mirrors the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card to include surface transportation, aviation, water, schools, rail, energy, and public park infrastructure investment. In addition to providing policy......

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leaders Unveil the INVEST in America Act

With the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act set to expire on September 30,  House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats,......

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New Bridge Data Support Subpar 2017 Grade

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has released its annual Bridge Report based on  the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 2019 National Bridge Inventory. ARTBA’s Bridge Report confirms the “C+” grade given in ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Both reports illustrate that while the overall number of bridges deemed structurally deficient is decreasing,......

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State DOTs Request $50 Billion In Emergency Relief Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take hold over our nation, state departments of transportation (DOT) are beginning to see a dramatic revenue loss as Americans stay in quarantine. To combat these losses, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) urged Congress this week to provide $50 billion in......

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Highway Trust Fund Remains in Trouble

As we  approach the expiration of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, both the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Congressional Budget Office (CBO)have issued reports highlighting the long-term financial health of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). First established in 1956, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is the federal fund that pays for bridges, roads,......

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Where do the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Infrastructure?

As we inch closer to the caucuses, Democratic candidates are running out of time to release tangible policy solutions which focus on the issues that are most critical to the majority of Americans. One of those issues, which 90 percent of Americans support, continues to be the condition of our nation’s infrastructure. So far, four......

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House Ways and Means Committee Turns its Focus to Infrastructure Investment

The House Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee in Congress and chief tax-writing committee, held its first hearing in nearly a decade yesterday on the topic of infrastructure. ASCE Past-President and Chair of the Committee for America’s Infrastructure, Greg DiLoreto, P.E. testified alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO......

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Senate Committee Examines Our Surface Transportation Needs

Senators returned from Thanksgiving celebrations with their family and friends last week refreshed and ready to tackle the infrastructure problems and potential solutions facing the country – starting with a committee hearing on Capitol Hill. “Addressing America’s Surface Transportation Infrastructure Needs”, a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on......

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Chairman Shuster Releases Infrastructure Proposal

This week, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released his long-awaited infrastructure discussion draft. Key components of the plan include fixing the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), investing in transportation and water resources infrastructure, financing innovative projects, and accelerating project delivery. The plan also calls for an increase of 15 cents per......

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