More stories about Legislation

  • President Obama’s second stimulus package

    In 2009, the Build America Bond program was launched to jump-start the economy via road- and water-system construction. Six year later, the Qualified Public Infrastructure Bond (QPIB) could pick up where the first stimulus package left off.

  • Infrastructure then and now

    From Roman roads to the Panama Canal through the New Deal programs of the 1930s, infrastructure has, and always will, define great civilizations.

  • 12 water-related developments to look for in 2015

    The EPA has been busy. Some of the following may result in regulations in 2015, while others may not.

  • AED to 114th Congress: Responsible Policy Can Be Powerful Medicine

    In a letter to the 114th Congress, Associated Equipment Distributors President & CEO Brian P. McGuire is urging swift, bipartisan action to spur economic growth and job creation.

  • It’s a New Year miracle! Get those projects ready!

    President Obama’s Dec. 16 signature gave the U.S. $1.1 trillion to live on in 2015. While funding for most federal programs that support infrastructure remained about the same, water and sewer managers should start identifying projects for a new funding program.

  • Eight predictions for 2015

    Editor's predictions include the weather, transportation funding, Clean Water Act, and more.

  • The road to renewable energy

    Persistence pays off for Bernalillo County, N.M., which wanted to use solar power to lower electricity bills at its largest facility.

  • CH2M HILL selected as program manager on the Miami-Dade Ocean Outfall Legislation Program

    Program will eliminate wastewater from being discharged to ocean and boost the local economy by creating new jobs.

  • America: one big pothole

    A former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman took Washington to task for not spending money on the nation’s infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, America would not be the great country that it is,” said Ray LaHood.

  • No environmental permitting necessary!

    The most recent highway bill directed U.S. DOT to list projects that don’t require full National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. These new categorical exclusions (CEs)  offer excellent partnering opportunities for highway and rail projects.