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$110B in IIJA Funds Distributed Over First Six Months

This week marks the six-month anniversary of signing the historic $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation. The infrastructure bill includes $110 billion for roads and bridges; $65 billion to expand broadband access; $66 billion for rail; $55 billion for water infrastructure, $ 25 billion for airports, $39.2 billion in new transit spending and $5 billion for … Continued

Congress Encourages State Department to Use Design-Build

Language encouraging the use of design-build by the State Department in embassies and diplomatic posts has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act just passed by Congress. The legislation is expected to be signed by President Biden. DBIA has urged Congress to pass this design-build provision as a way to deliver successful projects on … Continued

Finally, Infrastructure Week is Real

After months of negotiations, the House has passed the $1 trillion infrastructure funding package. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a historic investment, no matter how you measure it. In addition to providing the largest infrastructure funding in decades, the bill also shores up the struggling Highway Trust Fund, codifies rules reducing the time … Continued

2021 Design-Build Road Map: Fueling Your Success

  Join us in September for two free legislative webinars detailing new design-build authority passed by state legislatures and what it means for industry and Owners. Each session will: Detail new legislation and its impact Offer insight into the marketplace from industry and local Owners Provide Design-Build Done Right® tools to help attendees maximize design-build delivery … Continued

Rare Bipartisanship Fuels Senate Infrastructure Bill Passage

Today’s Senate passage of a historic $1 trillion infrastructure plan marked an unusual moment of bipartisanship that led even the most jaded Congress watchers to sit up and take notice. The Associated Press reports: “With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure plan for states coast … Continued

Infrastructure Investment Package Clears Senate Hurdle

The Senate vote to consider a bipartisan nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, including $550 billion in new physical infrastructure spending, marks a major milestone in the debate over how best to spur a post-COVID economic recovery. A White House fact sheet details the Senate agreement including the largest share of the package, $110 billion, for highways, … Continued

Turning Promises into Projects

For nearly a decade, the middle of May has been known as “Infrastructure Week” here in Washington. Year after year, many of the nation’s leading business, economic, policy and AEC groups have worked to bring Congress’ attention to the vital need for federal infrastructure investment. But, unfortunately, it’s been going on so long that just … Continued

Full Design-Build Authority Passes in New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers have passed sweeping new legislation the allows the use of design-build for all state and local governments. The bill passed both the House and Senate by overwhelming margins and now awaits the governor’s signature. New Jersey bill A1285 allows that any independent state transportation authority with an established prequalification, project rating, or … Continued

Fighting for Design-Build in Iowa

Iowa is one of only two states that prohibits the use of design-build. This week, design-builders are in the battle of their lives to finally pass authorizing legislation during a shortened Iowa legislative session. Unfortunately, legislation to allow design-build has taken the back seat to a bill promoted by well-financed special interests to not only … Continued

DBIA Legislative Update – May 2020

  DBIA’s Advocacy team spends a lot of its time bringing design-build to as many communities as possible. Just like everyone else, the Coronavirus has changed the infrastructure industry on a federal and local level, so we reached out to DBIA’s Vice President of Advocacy as well as our Director of State/Local Legislative Affairs, for … Continued