NY moves ahead with Major Transportation Infrastructure P3

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expects to start construction of a $1.5 billion cable-stayed bridge connecting Elizabeth, N.J. and Staten Island, N.Y., by year-end now that a public-private partnership financing package has been agreed.

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Gas taxes can’t meet wear and tear on state’s roads

A report from the American Petroleum Institute said that California has the highest state excise tax on gasoline of any state in the country, at 36 cents per gallon.  Compare this to Florida at 4 cpg; New York, 8.1 cpg; New Jersey at 10.5 cpg, or even the national average of 20.9 cpg, and you would probably think that California’s roads are the best in the nation.

They are not.
 

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Zig meir das Geld

At a speech in Miami in April, President Obama returned to the topic of infrastructure development in the United States.  It’s a contentious debate that is frustrating to many of us because there seems to be widespread agreement that the U.S. needs updated infrastructure. 

Case in point:  our colleagues at ASCE recently released their updated Report card on U.S. Infrastructure.  This year’s grade, D+, is the worst since 2001.
 

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ACEC California Firm T.Y. Lin Honored

T.Y. Lin International has received an Honor Award from the California Chapter American Council of Engineering Companies for their work on the Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge in San Diego.  

Completed in April 2012, the 360’ clear‐span bridge fills a gap in the existing regional Class‐I bicycle network. The project is a vital link for cyclists and pedestrians, as it provides safe and convenient access between the beach communities to the west, to the residential and business districts to the north, east and south. The design of this cast‐in place prestressed cantilevered box girder bridge is unique to California and provided San Diego with a landmark structure.