Category Archives: infratrustructure

Emotional Moment

This is the first time I have ever heard of federal employees, including senior leadership defying the edicts of the incoming administration. Highly unusual. People in this country should be paying serious attention to this. Continue reading

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Budget Negotiations Continue

Now what is this FAST Act? Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act”
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Good News and Other Stuff

Just in case you haven’t heard, President Obama signed into law H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  You remember that I have a soft spot for transportation infrastructure research and investment particularly for maritime transport.  So when I … Continue reading

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Have things changed?

When I heard that Congress was reaching a two-year debt ceiling agreement, I asked myself if things have changed now. I looked around the news and conversations to get some sense of answers to this question.  I am hopeful that … Continue reading

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A True Test of Bipartisanship?

You probably know that I am particularly concerned about the state of the U.S. transportation system.  Most of us take for granted that our local roads, bridges, highways will remain in reasonably good shape for our use day-to-day. I believe people think … Continue reading

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