Daily News Briefs, July 14, 2021

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Commentary: The US Needs To Get Infrastructure Building Costs Under Control

The Hill publishes a contributed column that makes the case the cost of building US infrastructure is too high. Author Ben Ritz, a Progressive Policy Institute staffer, also argues that the “many factors that distinguish our infrastructure processes from those of other developed countries, and their contributions to bloated costs, are not all well-understood.” He recommends a host of reforms (such as streamlining environmental reviews, limiting NIMBY lawsuits and expanding competitive grant programs) that he believes lawmakers working out the details of the bipartisan infrastructure framework should consider. “[P]olicymakers,” he suggests, “can accomplish more with less by maximizing the impact each dollar of spending has through better cost controls and project prioritization.”

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Engineering Groups Co-Host A Preview Of Upcoming CFX Projects

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) announced that the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida and the Florida Engineering Society will co-host a one-hour virtual event to preview upcoming CFX infrastructure projects on Friday, July 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Advance registration for the free event is encouraged but not required. CFX Chief of Infrastructure Glenn Pressimone, PE, noted that the forum “serves as a valuable resource for companies to learn about upcoming opportunities within our $3.2 billion FY 2022-FY 2026 Five-Year Work Plan.”

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