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7/23/2018

Earn up to 44 PDHs and save $1,100 at ASCE Week Las Vegas, returning to the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino Sept. 23-28. The event now features 13 seminars, a special technical tour of Hoover Dam, and 2 other special events. Review the seminars and events, and register today.

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7/23/2018

ASCE believes that civil engineering must integrate sustainability into professional practice to address changing environmental, social, and economic conditions ethically and responsibly. To aid this integration, ASCE has issued a sustainability roadmap outlining four priorities for change. Discover the four priorities.

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7/23/2018

Waymo CEO John Krafcik last week said the company's autonomous vehicles have traveled 8 million miles on public roads and talked about the company's plans to get more involved in public transportation. Waymo is involved in ride-hailing, logistics and public-transportation accessibility.

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7/23/2018

Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said "bipartisan consensus" is important to prevent delays in implementing President Trump's promised $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Chao said the proposal's funding gaps could be filled at least partly by investment from the private sector.

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7/23/2018

After decades of planning, construction will begin on the multimodal transportation center Gateway Station in uptown Charlotte, N.C. Phase one will include building track and a rail platform, with construction of the actual station slated for phase two, which has not been fully funded.

7/23/2018

An allocation of $5 billion for a border wall between the US and Mexico is part of the fiscal 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill that the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee will vote on Wednesday, and it's expected to face opposition from Democrats. The bill also would add 375 border patrol agents at a cost of $223 million.

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7/23/2018

US lawmakers, dissatisfied with issues surrounding a new veterans hospital in Denver that was $1 billion over budget upon completion, plan to shift big-project authority from the Veterans Administration to the Army Corps of Engineers. Mismanagement, federal inquiries and legal troubles plagued construction of the $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.

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7/23/2018

A team led by TLS Landscape Architecture won a Bay Area design contest with an idea for solving traffic congestion and flooding on California's Highway 37 in Sonoma County. The Grand Bayway design, which includes extensive causeway incorporating pedestrian boardwalks and rail access, was met with interest but is well beyond the allocated funding.

7/23/2018

Federal funding for nor'easter storm recovery in Massachusetts will be available to eligible on a cost-sharing basis to some local governments and certain nonprofits. The state could receive a combined $50 million or more from the federal government, including a previous allotment.

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7/23/2018

If the Enbridge Energy Line 5 experienced a worst-case rupture, a 400-mile span of shoreline along Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada would be at risk, according to a report from Michigan Technological University. This would put 60,000 acres of habitat in jeopardy and cost almost $1.9 billion for liability, cleanup and restoration.

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