WSSC Commissioners today approved multiple contracts totaling more than $130 million to repair and replace aging water and sewer infrastructure throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties at their monthly meeting.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) responded to the Administration’s infrastructure principles released today. Importantly, the principles address energy and rural infrastructure along with roads, bridges, airports and other projects.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt participated in the White House Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable alongside President Donald Trump, other members of the Cabinet and state and local officials from around the country.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended President Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild and revitalize the nation’s aging transportation network. “This package includes a number of provisions that are designed to spur economic and job growth that will also boost the housing sector,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement regarding the president’s infrastructure plan: “This is another broken promise to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. They ignored bipartisan proposals like the one I have with Sen. John Hoeven to responsibly expand infrastructure investment.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following...
Today President Trump released an infrastructure proposal that bulldozes environmental laws to favor careless development at the expense of our air, land, water and wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark issued the following statement
The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan in response to the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan released today: “We need to do this the right way up-front, because there’s a real downside to building new things when you have to spend an arm and a leg to run them.
President Trump tonight during his State of the Union speech called for a new investment in the nation’s infrastructure. National parks have $11.3 billion in outstanding infrastructure repairs, including eroding trails, crumbling roads and aging historic structures.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant program designed to create and sustain humanities infrastructure. Cultural institutions are eligible to receive up to $750,000 grants.
“The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) commends the House Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group for their bipartisan proposal to improve our nation’s infrastructure. We thank co-chairs Congressman John Katko and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty for leading this effort, and offering us an opportunity over the past few months to discuss NACWA’s priorities, many of which have been included in the plan.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today highlighted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments in Fiscal Year 2017 that will help construct or improve infrastructure and boost economic growth in rural communities.
“I commend the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3359. I urge the Senate to pass similar legislation. As the events of this morning illustrate, our nation’s critical infrastructure can often be prime targets for adversaries of all types, including terrorists, nation state and other non-state actors, hackers, and ordinary criminals. As the threat landscape shifts and becomes more complex, our approach to security must evolve.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to announce the release of A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks. The new guide, which draws on lessons learned from the Great Urban Parks Campaign pilot projects, was created in partnership with the American Planning Association and Low Impact Development Center.
Wilson, a global real estate investment and services firm, announced today that it has represented the landlord in one of the largest restaurant leases in Downtown Los Angeles this year, bringing the ground-floor retail space at mixed-use development 1000 Grand by Windsor to 100 percent occupancy.
One of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) top construction priorities, the Memorial Bridge, which is owned and maintained by the National Park Service (NPS), now has the total funds necessary to complete repairs, Norton said today. Norton, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, worked to secure $90 million for phase one funding from the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program in fiscal year 2016.
The president of Thornton Tomasetti, Raymond P. Daddazio, EngScD, PE, will serve as the Opening Keynote Speaker during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, to be held Tuesday, January 9, 8:00 am – 10:00 am ET, in Washington, D.C.
CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND 2017 AS GROWING PRIVATE-SECTOR DEMAND OUTPACES PUBLIC-SECTOR...
Overall construction spending increased between September 2016 and September 2017 as growing private-sector residential demand continues to offset annual declines in public-sector investments in infrastructure and other projects, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged members of Congress and the Trump administration to include new funding for roads, bridges, clean water and other important infrastructure as part of any new tax reform measure
The Alliance to Save Energy submitted comments today in response to the “Grid Resilience Pricing Rule” proposed recently by the Department of Energy. The Alliance released the following statement from Research Director Natasha Vidangos summarizing the comments
NACWA held a private meeting with senior White House officials on October 12 to discuss the contours of the Administration’s planned infrastructure package, including opportunities for public clean water utilities. This followed a broader water sector meeting, hosted by the White House on October 10, in which a number of NACWA utility members participated.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and state and local election officials from around the country today to convene the first Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector. Today’s meeting is part of the department’s ongoing work with state and local officials as we build trusted relationships to help keep the nation’s election systems secure.