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Report documents progress and needed investment to move freight programs forward

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) released a national freight infrastructure report, The State of Freight II — Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond, marking the one-year anniversary of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Michigan 21st Century Infrastructure Commission presents more than 100 recommendations

Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission — created by Gov. Rick Snyder in March — presented its recommendations to improve the state’s infrastructure systems and enhance the quality of life for all Michiganders.

Fitch: More U.S. infrastructure failures likely as asset ages rise

The frequency and severity of incidents like the recent water main break in Philadelphia will increase in coming years absent renewed attention and ongoing investment, Fitch Ratings says.

FAA awards $90 million in infrastructure grants to airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $90 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to six airports in Alabama, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wyoming for airport runway, taxiway, and apron projects.

Bentley Systems announces winners of 2016 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Systems, Inc. announced the winners of the 2016 Be Inspired Awards, which honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure.

ACI announces Excellence in Concrete Construction Award winners

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. The highest honor, The Excellence Award, was presented to Palazzo Italia (Italian Pavilion Expo 2015), Milan, Italy.

Global 2016 GRESB infrastructure data captures ESG performance of 185 infrastructure funds and assets

GRESB, an investor-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets, released the data of the inaugural 2016 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment.

New UGA institute seeks solutions to major infrastructure challenges

The University of Georgia has created a research institute that will work to help communities rethink, transform and adapt their infrastructure in a time of rapid environmental and social change. The Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems will be administered by the College of Engineering.

‘Transformational’ plan to reimagine New York’s bridges and tunnels

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a “transformational” plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels and implement new tunnel barriers to control major floods and seismic measures on bridges, among other actions.
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