The New Age of Aquarius

Now more than ever, savvy managers must work with colleagues at the local and state levels to demonstrate how their proposed project provides an environmentally sustainable infrastructure solution.

The next federal surface-transportation bill should include a weight-distance component that better reflects the impact of commercial vehicles, says U.S. Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Loan programs have decreased 66% since 1991. In 2006, the federal government provided just $1.9 billion, leaving local governments to come up with $85 billion — or 98% — of the total investment in wastewater treatment and 95% of the investment in water infrastructure.

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