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Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more parsimonious “D” to our road network. Bridges, though, fared a bit better— scoring a “C+.”

March 9, 2017

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

February 14, 2017

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

February 9, 2017

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

January 31, 2017

NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements
Vans Update: Surging Sales, Growing Choices
DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Mercedes-Benz Expands Van Offerings, Adds Ship-Thru

Mercedes-Benz Expands Van Offerings, Adds Ship-Thru

Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a turnkey “ship-thru” upfitting program for its Metris mid-size van and for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner full-size Sprinter vans. The OEM is also rolling out a value-priced Metris Worker model, as well as expanding its Worker lineup for the Sprinter.

July 27, 2016

FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones
Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

May 27, 2016

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology
Highway Bill Signed by President Obama
House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

The House of Representatives on Dec. 3 approved by a wide bipartisan margin the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the compromise highway bill legislation that emerged Dec. 1 from the House-Senate Conference Committee.

December 3, 2015

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

December 2, 2015

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