The Road Ahead: Transportation Engineering

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The GeoAmericas 2016 transportation engineering track will hold paper presentation sessions on April 11 and 12 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach. These sessions will present state of practice solutions and state-of-the-art ideas to enrich engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders. The full GeoAmericas 2016 conference–the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics&#... »

US Congress Agrees on 5-Year Transportation Bill

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After a month of negotiations and bicameral conference meetings, the US House and Senate have come to an agreement on a USD $281 billion transportation bill. The Associated Press’s Joan Lowy notes that the finalized bill, which is expected to be filed Tuesday afternoon (December 1), will increase highway spending by nearly 15% and transit spending by 18%. AASHTO was quick to share the news i... »

Transportation Bill Shows Promise, Including for Geosynthetics

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On November 5, the US House of Representatives passed a six-year extension for the Highway Trust Fund. The House bill was overwhelmingly approved (363 – 64), which now makes it possible for a conference committee to bridge the gap between the House and Senate versions. The first substantially funded transportation bill in a decade seems to be on firm footing—a welcomed change in the US Congress. T... »