Want America to Be ‘Great’ Again? Pay For It – By Pat Jones, IBTTA

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Want America to Be ‘Great’ Again? Pay For It – By Pat Jones, IBTTA

The following article, Want America to be Great Again? Pay for It, by Pat Jones was originally published as a guest editorial in the April 18 issue of Time magazine. Pat Jones is the CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), an organization that represents tolling agencies from around the nation and…

NARC Issues Statement in Support of Brownfields

Federal brownfields redevelopment programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have helped communities redevelop unused or abandoned land to revitalize local communities and encourage economic development. Last month, two House panels heard from local officials how important the program has been to protecting cities and counties from liability concerns as these sites are…

ESRI Story Map Highlights US Infrastructure Issues

On March 9, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 report card of U.S. infrastructure, and assigned the country’s transportation networks an overall letter grade of D+. The ASCE estimated that the nation would need to invest $4.9 trillion over the next decade to restore infrastructure to relative health (a B+ grade)—up…

The Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint: The Regional Impact

Today President Trump unveiled his first federal budget blueprint, which calls upon Congress to make dramatic changes to the shape, if not the size, of the federal government. The plan calls for deep cuts at some departments and agencies while significantly increasing funding at others. At the core of the proposal is a $54 billion…

Budget and Appropriations: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Neil E. Bomberg, senior policy advisor at NARC As the Senate and House move to finalize fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding for the federal government, it is becoming increasingly clear that three obstacles – two pieces of legislation and an on-going congressional investigation – stand in the way of a rapid and conclusive FY2017…

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