April 12, 2013
The Aging Interstate Highway System: Our Biggest Funding Challenge
Few would disagree that America’s interstate highway system was one of the most important transportation investments, but current funding isn't sustainable for long-term maintenance and expansion. The interstate system is anything but “paid for” and states need new options for sustainable revenue sources if they are to preserve this valuable national asset.
February 05, 2013
In this issue, our specialists discuss the path to renewables, adapting our infrastructure to the changing energy landscape, and protecting the environment as we recover resources.
January 18, 2013
Do we need yet another sustainability rating system?
In undertaking any infrastructure project it is becoming increasingly important to consider the environmental impacts and benefits over the full life cycle of the project, not just that resulting during the construction phase. The Envision™ rating system guides users in assessing the sustainability of their project in five major categories: quality of life, leadership, resource allocation, natural world, and climate and risk.
September 06, 2012
In this issue, our specialists discuss quantifying energy and cost savings and lowering energy use by up to 30 percent through systems management; using EPA's energy self-assessment tool can help water facilities lower costs; and taking advantage of solar energy incentives before the expire.
September 05, 2012
In our quarterly "Smart Energy. Powerful Future." web series, Currents, our specialists will provide insight on the latest news in sustainable energy around the world. In each issue we will highlight trending topics and provide useful analysis on energy efficiency, the water + energy nexus, the latest developments in technology, green building and energy conservation.
August 16, 2012
Settling the Bill: Putting Transportation Costs in Perspective
In the fifth stop of our "Funding Future Mobility" thought leadership series, Ed Regan explores how the public views transportation as a basic entitlement.
August 15, 2012
Changing Lanes: Fractured Public Opinion on Infrastructure Investment
In the fourth stop of our "Funding Future Mobility" thought leadership series, Ed Regan takes a look at a survey that explores the importance of U.S. infrastructure and the public’s willingness to improve it.
June 08, 2012
Ground Zero: Los Angeles Region Takes the Reins to Fund its Mobility
As part of the third stop in our transportation infrastructure thought leadership series, we take a slight detour to explore how the Los Angeles, California, USA urban area is taking steps to fund its own mobility.
June 07, 2012
Ground Zero: America’s Cities Need New Infrastructure and Transit Funding
This is the third stop in our transportation infrastructure thought leadership series. In “Ground Zero,” we discuss how U.S. cities are the hardest hit in the need for improved mobility, including the challenges of public transit funding.
June 04, 2012
Robin Black highlights the legislative activities occurring in Washington D.C. the week of June 4, 2012.