A new report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure — 2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance — confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.
Several strong earthquakes around the world have resulted in a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, the seismic generation of excess porewater pressures and softening of granular soils, often to the point that they may not be able to support the foundations of buildings and other infrastructure. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates existing field, laboratory, physical model, and analytical methods for assessing liquefaction and its consequences.
The US Water Alliance released its One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource as a guide for changing the way water is managed in America.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is supporting ARTBA's (American Road & Transportation Builders Association) grassroots effort to impact infrastructure activity. As such, the association encourages everyone to visit ARTBA's Grassroots Action Center.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) released a national freight infrastructure report, The State of Freight II — Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond, marking the one-year anniversary of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission — created by Gov. Rick Snyder in March — presented its recommendations to improve the state’s infrastructure systems and enhance the quality of life for all Michiganders.
The frequency and severity of incidents like the recent water main break in Philadelphia will increase in coming years absent renewed attention and ongoing investment, Fitch Ratings says.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $90 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to six airports in Alabama, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wyoming for airport runway, taxiway, and apron projects.
Bentley Systems, Inc. announced the winners of the 2016 Be Inspired Awards, which honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure.