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Looking Ahead – 2017 Trends in Innovative Delivery Methods and P3 Projects

Since the early 1990s, public agencies have increasingly turned to alternative delivery methods such as design build and construction management-at-risk for the design and construction of critical infrastructure projects.  These innovative financing, design, and construction practices have frequently allowed federal, … Continue reading

Rethinking Traffic Fatalities – Vision Zero

As grim reports released in October indicate a significant increase in traffic fatalities nationwide during the first half of 2016, citizens, advocacy groups, transportation planners, and policymakers have reached the conclusion that the only acceptable number of traffic deaths should … Continue reading

Community Development Block Grants and their Growing Role in Natural Disaster Relief

As one of the largest federal aid programs for planning and infrastructure development, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is an essential funding source for capital projects.  When it was established in 1974 as part of the Housing and … Continue reading

From Floods to Shortages- Water Resources in the U.S.

Preparation. It could be getting ready for violent storm surges. Or facing the prospect of months without a rain cloud in sight. Preparations to deal with billion-dollar floods and catastrophic water shortages come in the form of studies to understand … Continue reading

TIGER Grants- Funding a Project Near You

              Projects to improve transportation infrastructure across the county — for roadways, transit, rail, and ports — will soon receive millions of dollars in funding from a federal grant program administered by the Department … Continue reading

NextGen Airports- Funding Takes Off

U.S. airports have 75 billion dollars’ worth of infrastructure needs through 2019 if they are to handle increases in passengers and cargo, rehabilitate facilities, and prepare for changing aircraft technology, according to a report by the Airports Council International-North America. … Continue reading