Hope is fading on Capitol Hill that tax reform will be used to pay for President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package.

The administration released a sweeping tax plan on Wednesday that does not include money to revitalize U.S. roads, bridges, airports or other public works.

The one-page proposal includes repatriation, or taxing corporate earnings stashed overseas at a lower rate when it returns to the U.S., but does not indicate what the revenue should be spent on.

Traffic disruptions begin Monday for about 53,000 motorists who use inbound Interstate 279/​Parkway North as road crews prepare for a two-year, $87.9 million project to upgrade the highway between Camp Horne Road and the North Side.

This year’s work will be concentrated on an 8.5-mile area on the southbound, inbound lanes, but another major restriction will be the elimination of the high-occupancy-vehicle lane for northbound traffic during this year’s construction. That’s because southbound traffic will be diverted to the HOV lane.

March 10, 2017, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –The dynamic duo of JMT and SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. have been selected for a project specific agreement for construction inspection and documentation for four projects located in southern Indiana County by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 10-0.

SAI's Walt Krasneski and Glenn Stickel attended the ACEC/PA 2017 Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence last week in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Although our SR 0021- A10, Masontown Bridge Replacement Project was not selected for an award, it was a great night of networking and hearing about excellent engineering projects from firms across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

The Trump administration and Congress are closer than any time in recent history to being able to provide transformative change to help regain U.S. competitiveness in transportation. The United States has traditionally enjoyed an advantage because of the state of transportation infrastructure, but that advantage has eroded.  In 2014-15, the World Economic Forum assessed U.S. infrastructure as 16th in the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our infrastructure a D+ grade, and estimated that at current funding levels we would have a shortfall of $3.6 trillion by 2020.

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