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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Geosynthetics are at the ready

August 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics play a varied and important role in infrastructure, from liners and covers for reservoirs to landfill covers. They can be found in highway construction and in coal ash impoundments. They are part of the basic framework of public and private construction, supporting modern expectations for transportation, sanitation and reliable energy. The American Society of […]

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ISSMGE issues call for abstracts for 4th ICTG 2020

May 7th, 2019

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has released a call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), to be held Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Themes include many aspects of geotechnical engineering, including geosynthetics in transportation applications. […]

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Infrastructure funding remains uncertain

April 1st, 2019

Nearly a year has gone by since we published the June/July 2018 issue with a theme of “Geosynthetics Used in Highways and Bridges.” The editorial in that issue noted, “As of this writing, the White House and U.S. Congress are working on an infrastructure bill or bills after President Donald Trump released an infrastructure proposal […]

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Expanding a lakeside road with a reinforced soil slope

April 1st, 2019

Reconstruction of Hennepin County State Aid Highway 112 is a multi-phase project. Phase 1 was completed in fall 2018. Phase 1 included reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway as well as the construction of a bike trail between the road and the lake. The roadway/trail alignment is adjacent to the shoreline of Minnesota’s Long […]

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