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Guest on The Infra Blog: Johan Henriksson, Executive Vice President, Skanska Infrastructure Development

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Johan Henriksson was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Skanska Infrastructure Development…In May 2015, Skanska and its LaGuardia Gateway Partners team were selected as the preferred bidder to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building. The company is also working on the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando, which is currently the largest transportation project underway in Florida, and theElizabeth River Tunnels project underneath the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

“The PPP Structure I think is a very good solution for many projects…it’s about, I think, daring to look outside the box here and trying to look at new potential solutions to solve old problems, and not always using the same old tools that have always been used, the public financing.”

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Opportunities for Infrastructure Reform: Improving America’s Procurement System

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

BROOKINGS INSTITUTIONMETROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM Infrastructure enables global trade, powers businesses, connects workers to their jobs, creates new opportunities for struggling communities, and protects America from an unpredictable natural environment. However, these critical systems are in a state of disrepair. Aging bridges, congested roads, outmoded storm and drinking water systems, and deteriorating public buildings are just […]

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Accelerating U.S. Clean Energy Deployment

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Table 1: Ways for Institutional Investors to Finance Clean Energy

Institutional investors, and the corporations they invest in, are playing a growing role in financing the clean energy infrastructure needed to meet international climate goals. These investors and companies must support policymakers who seek an international agreement that will provide clearer market signals and greater certainty for needed clean energy investments.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: David Raymond, President & CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
David Raymond, President & CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America’s engineering industry. David A. Raymond has been President of ACEC for the past 16 years, joining the Council in March 1999.

“Americans are very resilient people; they put up with a lot, their country is becoming more of a third-world country, and it’s very unfortunate and I hate to say, the only time Americans are really going to wake up to this is when stuff absolutely disappears…So we need leaders who can point to the areas where we need to make much greater progress and we don’t have those leaders. We need a public that is much better educated about infrastructure and other areas, and we don’t have that.”

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Growth & Shared Prosperity

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

In June 2015, 73 chief executives, mayors, governors, university presidents, economists, and thought leaders from across the political spectrum gathered at Harvard Business School to work on a question of deep and growing concern in the United States: How can our nation continue to grow while also providing a path to prosperity for more Americans? This briefing shares the highlights of the group’s deliberations.

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Oregon DOT: 2015 Bridge Condition Report

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Figure 1. More than half of Oregon’s bridges were built prior to 1970, and more than 1,000 were built during the Interstate-era.

ODOT’s 2015 Bridge Condition Report summarizes bridge condition ratings on state highways and performance measures based on National Bridge Inventory and ODOT data. As a consistent reference point for evaluation, ODOT uses the bridge conditions snapshot provided annually to the Federal Highway Administration. Data from the April 2015 submittal is the basis of this report.

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Infographic: How to Combat Air Pollution

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Air pollution has a variety of contributors from stationary sources, like factories and power plants, to natural sources, like forest fires and dust storms. Air pollution has been shown to have a direct link with health. Those living in areas with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer. It can also cause respiratory inflammation, asthma, and ear infections.

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Two Years Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

No one argues for leaving our nation’s infrastructure in its current state of disrepair—typically 50- to 100-years-old and dangerously decrepit. Law is supposed to be the framework for a free society, not an impediment. To rebuild its infrastructure, America must first rebuild its legal infrastructure so that vital projects can move forward.

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The 2015 U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Total Government Fixed Assets, in billions

This report examines how investments in the United States’ transportation infrastructure stimulate business activity and government revenues throughout the nation…The results spotlight the unique and synergistic nature of transportation capital investments—how they trigger immediate economic activity that creates and sustains jobs and tax revenues, yet yield long-lived capital assets that facilitate economic activity for many decades to come by providing access to jobs, services, materials and markets.

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ARTBA: Ronald Reagan and the Highway User Fee

Friday, September 11th, 2015
ARTBA: Ronald Reagan and the Highway User Fee

You might be surprised to learn that Ronald Reagan, conservative tax-cutter, was an adamant supporter of investment in infrastructure maintenance.

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