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Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’

Alabama: Top 50 Projects to Support Economic Growth and Quality of Life

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

While the modest funding increase and certainty provided by the FAST Act are a step in the right direction, the funding falls far short of the level of needed to improve conditions and meet the nation’s mobility needs and fails to deliver a sustainable, long-term source of revenue for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Report Card for Alabama

The bad news is that Alabama’s infrastructure has some challenges that you should know about before it’s too late to keep these systems from breaking down. Infrastructure deteriorates every single day as it ages, just as our bodies do, and many of these critical systems are reaching the end of their useful life…The good news is there are solutions to all these challenges , and we can raise Alabama’s infrastructure grades. By learning more today about the conditions of the infrastructure you use every day, you too can help raise the grade.

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Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Southeast U.S. and Texas are experiencing an economic boom, mostly due to manufacturing and energy industry growth. But that boom is at risk from unchecked climate change, which could render this region—already one of the hottest and most weather-vulnerable of the country—at significant economic risk. However, if policymakers and business leaders act aggressively to adapt to the changing climate and to mitigate future impacts by reducing their carbon emissions, this region can lead in responding to climate risk. The Southeast can demonstrate to national and global political leaders the kind of strong response necessary to ensure a strong economic future.

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Alabama’s Successes and Needed Improvements in Transportation Infrastructure

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Alabama Transportation Infrastructure

This report considers changes to our state’s transportation system, building on some notable strengths and successes and guided by considerations of what Alabama needs to do to yield maximum economic return. At the same time, this report envisions an Alabama where all citizens have a chance to make a positive contribution.

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Bridging the Gap: Redirecting Investments to Fix the Nation’s Bridges

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A large portion of the nation’s 600,000 bridges are in poor condition and require investment to repair or replace. Congress, by virtue of its control of spending and oversight, can encourage states to spend a greater share of transportation funding on maintaining and fixing existing infrastructure. If we are to reduce the number of deficient bridges in our transportation system – currently 11.5 percent of all bridges are deficient – Congress must be part of the solution.

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Discretionary Grant Programs: State by State

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Discretionary Grant Programs: State by State

FY 2011 Discretionary Program Awards: Alternative Analysis (AA), State of Good Repair (SOGP), & Bus Livability

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Photo Collection: After the Tornado in Alabama

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Cullman, Alabama Tornado Aftermath

Cullman, Alabama. Photos by Tabitha Kaylee Hawk, southerntabitha on Flickr

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Infra In Education: Video Projects Capture America’s Infrastructure

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

More from BAMACCEE on YouTube

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Photo Collection: Connected by Rail

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
South Paw Running

Our states are connected by more than just highways.

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