ARTBA says House to consider infrastructure bill before Sept. 30 deadline

August 25th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of ARTBA The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a plan to consider the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) no later than Sept. 27, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The plan emerged Aug. 24 as a compromise between moderate Democrats, who wanted an immediate vote on […]

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Tensar releases next-generation InterAx geogrid

August 9th, 2021

Tensar InterAx geogrid. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Tensar International announces the release of the next generation in its portfolio of geosynthetic solutions: InterAx geogrids. Since Tensar invented geogrids in the 1970s, the products have earned a reputation as the optimal way to address poor soil conditions and stabilize aggregate in roadways and other critical […]

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An interview with Michael Lawrence, CEO of Tensar, on the launch of InterAx geogrid

August 8th, 2021

By Todd R. Berger Photograph courtesy of Tensar International As was announced August 9, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based geosynthetics manufacturer Tensar International launched an innovative new geogrid called Tensar InterAx. Michael Lawrence, CEO of Tensar, spoke with Geosynthetics magazine about the new geogrid. The questions and answers have been edited for clarity. The new InterAx geogrid […]

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Tensar International to host InterAxion Conference focusing on infrastructure and launching new geogrid

July 29th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. In response to the urgent demand for innovative approaches to cost-effectively improve infrastructure resiliency and sustainability, Tensar International Corp. has announced the launch of its InterAxion Conference, to be held on Aug. 10–12, 2021.  The virtual conference features a series of brief TED-style talks from key infrastructure industry influencers […]

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USACE Fiscal 2022 Civil Works budget press conference June 28

May 26th, 2021

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE’s) press conference to release details of President Joseph R. Biden’s Fiscal 2022 Budget for the Army’s Civil Works program is scheduled for Friday, May 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The press conference will be broadcast virtually from the USACE headquarters in Washington, D.C. There […]

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Twenty-five states introduce transportation funding bills

February 16th, 2021

State legislators in half the country introduced 61 transportation funding measures during January, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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New study showing broad economic harm due to inadequate infrastructure investments coming Jan. 12

January 7th, 2021

Report will detail higher costs to consumers, job losses and vulnerable industries The nation’s infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy, and it is critical for economic growth, essential industries to function, and consumers’ wallets and wellbeing. Americans every day feel the effects of the underinvestment in infrastructure when a water main breaks, when […]

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ASCE, MRCTI and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host press teleconference on infrastructure resilience Dec. 16

December 16th, 2020

Call on president-elect to champion new level of local resilience On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. Central, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) mayors joined by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ASCE representatives will urge Congress to pass the bipartisan Resilience Revolving Loan Fund bill, S. 3418, STORM Act. The impact of […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in paved and unpaved roads

November 22nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics used in paved and unpaved roads,” on December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and later geogrids have been […]

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Chao announces nearly one billion dollars in FAA infrastructure grants

September 24th, 2019

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United […]

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