Trump talks infrastructure; plan delayed by other major issues

Congestion in Congress created by major legislative issues has President Donald Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan stuck in traffic. Much to the dismay of state and local officials, few details of the plan have been released, other than that the President has promised an infusion of $1 trillion in both public and private funds […]

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New coalition advocates for additional federal infrastructure spending, public-private partnerships

As the national dialogue regarding infrastructure spending in the United States intensifies, another voice is being added to the conversation. The newly announced Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure, an offshoot of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BCP) Executive Council on Infrastructure, is lending its support to bringing together decision-makers from both political parties and other stakeholders […]

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Airport modernization – next big wave of infrastructure Projects

The United States may boast the world’s top economy, but that’s not evident when travelers arrive at America’s front door. The country’s airports do not impress international travelers. Not even one American airport is listed in the top 25 in Skytrax’s 2016 survey of the world’s best airports. In fact, U.S. airports are so far […]

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Will Congress pass an infrastructure rebuilding program…or just punt the problem again?

After many months of hearing both presidential candidates talk about their plans for rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure, there is now doubt about whether this will really happen. According to a recent poll, a majority of Americans oppose the idea. Sixty-six percent of respondents in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll say they “strongly” oppose […]

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USDOT program assists states cities

Last summer, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the creation of the Build America Bureau. It was heralded as a one-stop shop to provide assistance to government entities in need of funding for transportation infrastructure projects.

The new bureau was designed to provide support, information, expertise and advice related to DOT credit programs and funding for infrastructure projects. Specialists in the bureau offer guidance about how to combine federal funding programs, how to access specific ones and how to acquire funding for projects in a much quicker way. The bureau is also prepared to guide and advise public officials about various other types of alternative funding programs such as public-private partnerships (P3s).

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