Marissa Gamache

Marissa Gamache

Features Coordinator

Marissa Gamache is a young and hungry journalist born and raised in Minnesota. Growing up with three brothers she took a liking to the Great Outdoors at a young age.


Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Bridge Monitoring Aided by Sensor Technology

Sensors installed on a Minnesota bridge Sensors are installed on a bridge in Minnesota. (MnDOT)

Bridge sensor systems are becoming integrated in the engineering and construction of spans across the country to monitor everything from load stress to movement.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
August 24, 2017

Waterway Infrastructure Hits Shipping Companies, Opens Door to Trucks

Louisiana paddle boat bridge New Orleans Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Infrastructure on the nation’s inland waterways needs an investment boost. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates $4.9 billion is needed in the next 20 years to improve locks and dams across the country.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
August 9, 2017
Government, Safety

10th Anniversary of Bridge Collapse Offers Glimpse at Infrastructure Repair

Minnesota I-35W bridge collapse Jim Mone/Associated Press

This month marks the 10th anniversary of a deadly bridge collapse in Minnesota, which shaped one of the earliest conversations about structurally deficient bridges and the significant funding needed to fix or replace infrastructure nationwide.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
August 9, 2017
Government

D.C. Mayor Appoints Jeff Marootian as Interim DDOT Director

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Jeff Marootian as DDOT’s interim director to fill the shoes of its current director, Leif Dormsjo. Marootian has been with DDOT since March as the deputy director and, before that, served as assistant secretary for administration with the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Obama administration.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
August 3, 2017
Government

Rep. John Duncan Won’t Seek Re-election in 2018

After 15 full terms, Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) is calling it a wrap in a statement he made to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Duncan is vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
August 1, 2017
Government

Rep. Delaney Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Delaney Speaks at American Enterprise Institute American Enterprise Institute

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), one of the top advocates for infrastructure funding on Capitol Hill, announced he is running for president.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
July 28, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Clean Diesel Trucks More Prominent in Nation’s Fleet, Study Shows

Clean Diesel Truck Clean diesel truck at MATS (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

More clean diesel trucks are a part of the nation’s fleet, subsequently yielding lower emissions and greater fuel savings, new research shows.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
July 25, 2017
Government

Road Work in Illinois Resumes After 9-Day Stoppage

Road Work in Illinois Resumes After 9-Day Stoppage Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Work resumed July 10 at Illinois construction sites after a nine-day halt due to a state budget impasse.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
July 13, 2017
Government, Fuel

South Carolina Begins Six-Stage Phase-In of 12-Cent Fuel Tax Increase

S.C. Begins Phase-In of 12-cent fuel tax increase Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

South Carolina on July 1 began a six-year trek that will raise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel by 2 cents a gallon each July into 2022.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
July 13, 2017
Government, Business

Group Devises Recommendations to Protect Consumers Against Mover Fraud

Men load sofa into a moving truck Thinkstock

A federally appointed working group on household goods tackled recommendations for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that aim to better inform consumers of moving fraud and streamline paperwork for brokerage and moving companies.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
June 29, 2017

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