Infrastructure

Kansas City Airport Runway Project Paves the Way for Smoother Landings

by Jason Fuehne March 23, 2017

Airports depend on safe facilities and operations to help deliver convenient and efficient services for passengers, cargo and other critical components in the air transportation business. But with things like pebbles, potholes and other pavement problems standing in the way — foreign object debris (FOD) damage estimates are estimated to be $4 billion a year […]

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Erosion Presents Growing Risk to Pipeline Infrastructure

by Rick Besancon July 13, 2016

All around the United States, a hidden danger lies in channels and waterways — natural gas pipelines exposed by erosion and channel degradation. All it takes is a single heavy branch carried along by rushing water to cause a rupture, resulting in the potential loss of life and property in populated areas. With tens of […]

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What’s Next for Cuba? Rebuilding Its Crumbling Infrastructure

by Mike Beehler March 23, 2016

On March 21, 2016, an American president set foot on the island of Cuba for the first time in 88 years. After decades of deep-rooted communism, Cuba may finally, albeit slowly, open up to capitalists interested in demonstrating the value of free enterprise. Is Cuba ready for the change? All we can do is speculate, […]

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Three Steps for Creating an ADA Transition Plan

by Mike Mack March 8, 2016

As we discussed last week in State Agencies: Implement ADA Transition Plans or Risk Funding, many communities are at risk of losing federal funding due to noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). And, as a result, organizations like the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have dedicated its efforts to better serve these communities […]

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State Agencies: Implement ADA Transition Plans or Risk Funding

by Mike Mack March 2, 2016

For more than 30 years, federal and state laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its predecessor, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, have been in place to protect people with disabilities by providing equal access to any programs, services and activities available to the general public. For the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), that […]

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