Fifty-five percent of Americans in a Bloomberg National Poll say they would back an increase. The concept has bipartisan support, with majorities of Republicans (51 percent) and Democrats (67 percent) backing the idea.
Is it okay to increase the federal gas tax to pay for roads and bridges in your state?
Top Problems Facing Michigan
Two-thirds of Americans say it is “very important” for the president to enact major spending for infrastructure.
CA Voters See Need for More Transportation Funding
Poll by David Binder Research
Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG) commissioned respected pollster David Binder Research to survey registered voters in California and nationally regarding their views on the need to improve transportation infrastructure, the preferred method of funding those improvements, and how the money could be utilized most effectively. In each poll, more than 800 registered voters were surveyed with an accuracy of plus or minus 3.5%.
To view the summary results of the California poll, click here. To read summary of the national poll, click here.
The Gallup Poll reports that, among other things, 3 in 4 Americans like the idea of spending more “to improve infrastructure, including roads, buildings and waterways.” Only 11 percent disagree.
'Our Nations Crumbling Infrastructure and the Need for Immediate Action'
House Ways & Means Testimony of Richard L. Trumka President, AFL-CIO
“Collective bargaining agreements and family-supporting wages and benefits must not be undermined by low-wage bids, and public-sector pay, benefits and labor rights must be protected when special interests push privatization and contracting-out schemes.”
State Funding Initiatives
Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Update
Analysis of states’ infrastructure bills in the first two months of 2019.
Beyond Traffic 2045
Status of the Nation's Highways Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance
Obama Administration FHWA Secretary Anthony Foxx signs out with “a survey of where we are and where current trends may take us if left unaddressed.”
40 Proposed U.S. Transportation and Water Infrastructure Projects
An In-Depth Budget Review of the Utah DOT
Engineering and Economic Growth: a global view
Report by the Royal Academy of Engineering
A new report by the Royal Academy of Engineering finds that, globally, countries that invest the most in engineering reap economic benefits.
Emergency & National Security Projects
Making Federal Highway Spending More Productive
Policies to Decarbonize Transportation
Report by the Center for American Progress
Implications of Carbon Pricing and Complementary Actions that Advance Technology in the Transportation Sector
Colorado Transportation By The Numbers
A Punch List for Public Repairs
Compiled by The New York Times
The Times asked readers to make a wish list for the infrastructure projects most needed where they live. Here’s what they said.
America's Aging Dams Are in Need of Repair
by The New York Times
Nearly 2,000 state-regulated high-hazard dams in the United States were listed as being in need of repair in 2015, according to the Association of Dam Safety Officials. Click here for The New York Times article. Click here for ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card on Dams.
The Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident and Lessons from the Feather River Basin
by the California Hydropower Reform Coalition
An alliance of California environmental groups wants the state Department of Water Resources to build a complete, functional emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, one of dozens of recommendations they say will improve dam safety and flood control practices statewide. Click here for the KQED News article. Click here for the report by the conservation coalition.
A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
by In the Public Interest
This report by the non-profit watchdog In The Public Interest says that P3 projects have some serious downsides: Loss of public control over public projects, profit motives that trump public needs, reduced labor standards for project employees, and the loss of public records to proprietary claims to information.
A Framework for Infrastructure Funding
TN Forward: Top to Bottom Review
2016 Urban Congestion Trends
Using Technology to Measure, Manage, and Improve Operations
This report highlights relevant successful operational strategies and performance management approaches implemented by State and local transportation agencies.
Infrastructure Bill Shouldn’t Ignore Our Aging Water Systems
From lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, to toxic levels of arsenic found in Texas, over the past decade tens of millions of Americans have likely been exposed to dangerously unsafe water. The need to invest in our water and wastewater systems is as urgent and vital as building the “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways and waterways” President Trump spoke about. — Roll Call — February 26, 2018