December 2013 issue

  • Congressional Negotiators Reach a Deal on the Federal Budget
  • FEMA Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan
  • Cybersecurity Amendment Offered to Defense Authorization Bill
  • APWA Supports Clean Water Trust Fund Legislation
  • APWA Works to Protect Fire Hydrants from Unnecessary Regulation
  • APWA Reminds WRDA Conferees of Importance of SRF Programs
  • Proposed Rule Addresses Wireless Facilities Siting Policies
  • Deputy Transportation Secretary Porcari to Step Down
  • House Bill Would Raise Federal Gas Tax by 15 Cents per Gallon
  • Senate Bill Establishes Infrastructure Financing Authority
  • FHWA Releases Draft of Primary Freight Network

November 2013 issue

  • Water Resources Legislation Ready for Conference Committee
  •  In Off-Year Election, Voters Approve Ballot Initiatives to Fund Public Infrastructure
  • Congressional Budget Negotiations Continue
  • Executive Order Directs Agencies to Help Communities in Developing Resiliency to Climate Change
  • EPA Office of Water Releases Green Infrastructure Resources
  • EPA Releases Report on Importance of Water to the US Economy
  • November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
  • NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework
  • House Committee Approves FEMA Reauthorization Bill
  • GAO:  V2V Technology Offers Safety Benefits, Challenges
  • House Panel Releases Recommendations to Improve Freight Transportation
  • Study Assesses Accessible Playground Surface Materials
  • FHWA Releases CMAQ Interim Guidance

October 2013 issue

  • Federal Government Reopens
  • Government Shutdown Had Impact on Infrastructure Programs
  • House Names Farm Bill Conferees
  • FHWA Issues Proposed Rulemaking for New CEs
  • CRS Report Explores Options for Financing Transportation
  • Boxer Favors Sales Fee on Gasoline
  • FTA Proposes Policy Guidance on MPO Representation
  • Report to Offer Options to Fund Freight Infrastructure
  • Proposed Rule Addresses Wireless Facilities Siting Policies
  • US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations
  • Senators Introduce $50 million Water Infrastructure Bill
  • Groups Aim to Raise Awareness of Water Infrastructure Needs
  • APWA Comments on Critical Infrastructure National Plan
  • National Mitigation Alliance Holds Annual Strategy Meeting
  • APWA Participates in Dialogue on National Resilience


September 2013 issue

  • September is National Preparedness Month
  • APWA Member Reappointed to FEMA Advisory Council
  • EPA, CBF Reportedly at Impasse over Stormwater Rulemaking Schedule
  • Water Resources Development Bill Introduced in the House
  • APWA Supports Udall Amendment to Energy and Water Efficiency Bill
  • EPA, USACE Withdraw Waters of the US Guidance; Begin Rulemaking Process
  • House, Senate Yet to Approve FY14 Temporary Spending Measure
  • Senate Hearing Examines MAP-21 Project Delivery Implementation
  • USDOT Announces $474 Million for 52 TIGER Projects
  • Rule Proposed for MAP-21 Project Delivery Program’s State Application Requirements
  • DOJ, DOT Issue Guidance on Street Resurfacing Projects

August 2013 issue

  • Senate Confirms McCarthy as EPA Administrator
  • APWA, Partners Call for Restoring SRF Funding
  • Rep. Shuster Announces Plans for Reform Based WRDA
  • Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to Resign
  • FEMA Releases Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levees
  • Senate Panel Approves Homeland Security Spending Bill
  • Administration Releases Chemical Security Executive Order
  • Grants, New Website Available for Pedestrian Safety
  • FHWA Proposes Tunnel Inspection Standards
  • Coalition Urges Congress to Support Municipal Bonds
  • Bill Would Provide Small Cities Share of TIGER Grants
  • Norton is New Ranking Member on House Highways and Transit Subcommittee
  • Bill Would Streamline Delivery of Major Capital Projects
  • Status of Highway Trust Fund Topic of House Hearing
  • House, Senate Transportation Spending Bills Fail to Advance
  • Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Aging Water Infrastructure


July 2013 issue

  • Senate Confirms Foxx as US Transportation Secretary
  • House Bill Would Provide $5.5 Billion to Repair Bridges
  • House, Senate Lawmakers Introduce $50 Billion Bond Bill for Transportation Infrastructure
  • Senate Transportation-Housing Spending Bill Totals $10 Billion More than House Version
  • FHWA Will Not Restructure MUTCD for Now
  • DHS Launches Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
  • APWA Submits Testimony on FEMA Preparedness Grant Metrics
  • President Outlines Climate Action Plan, Bypasses Congress
  • Energy and Water Appropriations Bills Advance
  • APWA Joins with Partners in Calling for Increased USGC Funding
  • House Fails to Pass Farm Bill


June 2013 issue

  • Hurricane Sandy Relief Act Includes Changes to Expedite Future Disaster Recovery
  • House Passes Homeland Security Appropriations Legislation
  • DHS Announces FY 2013 Preparedness Grants
  • FEMA Releases 2013 National Preparedness Report
  • Senate Passes Farm Bill
  • EPA Survey Shows $384 Billion Needed for Drinking Water Infrastructure by 2030
  • EPA Misses 6th Deadline to Propose Revisions to Stormwater Program
  • DOT Advisory Committee to Recommend Freight System Improvements
  • IG Reports USDOT May not Complete All MAP-21 Project Streamlining Provisions by Deadlines
  • Presidential Memo Calls for Plan to Modernize Project Delivery Regulations
  • APWA Testimony Urges Action to Address Bridge Deficiencies
  • Senate Panel Approves Nomination of Anthony Foxx to be Next USDOT Secretary
  • Demand for TIGER Grants Remains Strong

May 2013 issue


  • Senate Passes Water Resources Development Bill
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Five Year Farm Bill
  • Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act Introduced
  • APWA, Water Organizations Tell Appropriators More Infrastructure Funding Needed
  • House-Passed Bill Expands Information Sharing to Improve Cybersecurity
  • Medical Countermeasures Legislation Introduced in House
  • FEMA Releases National Planning Frameworks
  • FEMA to Kick Off Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • APWA Testimony Urges Timely Implementation of MAP-21 
  • Bill Would Extend Truck Size, Weight Restrictions to NHS
  • Anthony Foxx Nominated to be Next USDOT Secretary
  • Next Round of TIGER Grants Available
  • FHWA Seeks Comments on Pavement Types in Traffic Noise Analyses

April 2013 issue

  • APWA Addresses Public Works First Responder Role in Letter to House Subcommittee
  • Commerce Department Requests Comments on Cybersecurity Practices
  • FEMA Releases Public Works Resource Typing Definitions
  • Senate Committee Passes WRDA Bill
  • Drinking Water  & Clean Water State Revolving Funds Take Big Hit in Obama Budget Proposal
  • New Guidelines for Federal Water Investments Released
  • EPA Seeks Comments on Rules to Control Erosion at Construction Sites
  • Administration Budget Boosts Transportation Funding
  • House Hearing Addresses MAP-21 Implementation
  • Report Card Rates Infrastructure D+
  • Interim Guidance Posted for MAP-21Highway Safety Plans
  • President’s Plan Encourages Private Investment in Infrastructure
  • FY13 Spending Bill Maintains Sequestration Cuts

March 2013 issue

  • Senators Introduce Transportation Funding Legislation
  • Proposed Rule Would Implement Two MAP-21 CEs
  • Rule Implements Post-Emergency Road Repair CE
  • House Hearing Examines Federal Role in Infrastructure
  • Administration Calls for 'Fix-It-First' Program
  • Bill Introduced to Strengthen Buy America Requirements
  • $85 Billion Sequester Goes into Effect
  • House Appropriations Bill Cuts Transportation Funding Below MAP-21 Levels
  • FHWA Launches Performance Management Website
  • FHWA Announces Every Day Counts Virtual Summits
  • USDOT Establishes National Freight Advisory Committee
  • Report: Municipal Bonds Key to Financing Infrastructure
  • DHS Signs MOU to Strengthen Cybersecurity Efforts
  • DHS Releases Emergency Communications Grant Guidance
  • Obama Nominates New EPA Administrator
  • Bill Introduced to Help Utilities Prepare for Climate Change
  • CBO Downgrades Potential Savings from Farm Bill 

Febrary 2013 issue

  • EPA Publishes Revisions to the Total Coliform Rule
  • EPA Announces Framework for Affordability Analysis Under the Clean Water Act
  • Senator Lautenberg Introduces Secure Water Facilities Act
  • Federal Court Rejects DeKalb County, GA, Arguments in Stormwater Fee Case
  • President Obama Pledges Action on Climate Change in SOTU
  • Federal Agencies Release Strategic Sustainability Plans
  • Highway Trust Fund Unable to Meet Obligations Beginning in 2015
  • New Rule Streamlines Transit Projects
  • Study Calculates Cost of Congestion
  • LaHood to Step Down as DOT Secretary
  • State of the Union Address Calls for "Fix-It-First" Approach to Infrastructure Investment
  • Access Board Issues Supplemental Rule to Address Access to Shared Use Paths
  • Senate Democrats Working on a Plan to Avoid Sequester
  • APWA Member Named to Serve as Tri-Chair of National Homeland Security Consortium
  • $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill Signed into Law
  • President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order
  • FEMA and NOAA to Launch National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
  • Critical Infrastructure Presidential Policy Directive Released

January 2013 issue

  • FHWA Proposes MUTCD Format Changes
  • Bridge Streamlining Process Approved
  • GAO Report Recommends Mileage Fee Pilot Program
  • FHWA Seeks Comments on P3 Model Contracts
  • Capital Transit Investment Program Changes Finalized
  • ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Spending Cuts Postponed
  • EPA Lacks Authority to Use Flow as a Surrogate for Stormwater Pollution
  • Supreme Court Rules for LA County Flood Control District in Stormwater Case
  • Two New Drinking Water Rules Announced by EPA
  • EPA Rejects Nutrient Removal Standards for Wastewater Treatment Petition
  • Stabenow to Mark Up Farm Bill in February
  • Congress Raises Borrowing Authority of National Flood Insurance Program
  • APWA Comments on Debris Removal Reimbursement
  • House Passes Sandy Recovery Legislation
  • E.O. Establishes Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force
  • Congressional Committees Include Many New Members