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Paul Schmitz

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 30, 2020 2:35:00 PM

Over the past eight weeks we have looked at the various impacts of COVID-19 on transportation construction. Even though this pandemic has caused major disruptions across the board, we can …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Part 7: Improvements to Stimulus Funding In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law to revive the economy teetering on the brink of a major depression …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Working on the assumption that a stimulus bill will be passed, states then must decide how to prioritize the vast number of infrastructure projects on their dockets. Should projects that …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we discussed in Part 4 of our series, COVID-19 has drastically reduced revenues that states depend on for funding infrastructure improvements. This large deficit has sparked calls for help …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 25, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Most states depend on tax revenues generated from gas sales and tourism to fund necessary infrastructure projects. Due to stay at home orders, many are experiencing a 30-50% drop in …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we start to adjust to our new circumstances caused by COVID-19, companies operating in the transportation construction sector must also plan for long-term impacts. How will new regulations and …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

This week we discuss how the “new normal” is directly impacting public transportation projects. What hurdles are being encountered on job sites and have any new design approaches emerged as …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 3, 2020 11:15:00 AM

This eight-part series discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on transportation construction and the importance of investing in infrastructure to help rebuild the economy. These weekly Q&A sessions will …

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by Paul Schmitz, on May 27, 2020 11:30:00 AM

There is a reason why road construction happens during summer vacation, late at night or over weekends: there are fewer people on the road. With the recent crisis caused by …

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by Paul Schmitz, on Apr 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Now that the $2T Phase 3 portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been officially signed into place, attention is being turned towards a potential …

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