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2/16/2018

Being given a stretch assignment from your manager is an opportunity to advance your skills, says Mikaela Kiner, founder and CEO with uniquelyHR. "The assignment should help you do one or more of the following: Build new skills, increase your visibility, try out a new discipline or geography or gain an experience like managing people that you haven't had before," she says.

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Glassdoor
2/16/2018

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in the US is almost as much as output from the nation's 99 nuclear power plants, according to a report from the Business Council on Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Nuclear power provides about 19% of the country's electricity, while renewables make up 18% of the country's energy mix.

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Bloomberg
2/16/2018

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to keep the Gateway project moving forward and voted to spend an additional $44 million on tunnel construction.

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Port Authority
2/16/2018

The gas tax has not been raised in about 25 years, and Congress has had to use $143 billion in general revenue since 2008 to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. President Donald Trump has reportedly indicated he is willing raise the gas tax by 25 cents, but the idea faces political hurdles.

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CNBC
2/16/2018

J. Richard Capka, a retired Army Corps of Engineers brigadier general, understands the challenges facing Congress to implement President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. He offers several "guideposts" for crafting the legislation, including setting clear guidelines and making project deliveries more efficient.

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The Hill
2/16/2018

A Portland, Ore., architecture firm has proposed a pair of 970-foot towers connected by a botanical sky bridge that's 680 feet high. The transit-oriented project, which would contain retail, office, hotel and residential space, would be part of a redevelopment project along the Broadway Corridor.

2/16/2018

Los Angeles wants natural-gas-powered buildings converted to use electricity from renewable sources instead. The city is looking for more ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% before 2035 and 80% before 2050 and is making great strides toward a 2020 goal for a 15% reduction.

2/16/2018

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has indicated that it is willing to take over Interstate 80 and add tolls to help with needed upgrades and repairs on the interstate. The authority is completing its $14 billion Move Illinois project and is looking to advance new projects.

2/16/2018

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Peter Defazio, D-Ore., are beginning to craft an infrastructure bill that may be ready this summer. Shuster says he wants the bill to be bipartisan, and he adds that a gas tax hike could be included.

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The Hill
2/16/2018

This photo gallery of 17 romantic buildings to visit includes Boldt Castle, a historic castle owned and operated by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, an International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association member. It is a popular tourist attraction on Heart Island, near Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

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Turnpike Association, IBTTA