Infrastructure

Government

Six Months In, 4,300 Infrastructure Projects Are Underway

President Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19. President Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Six months after the signing of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, the government said May 16 there are 4,300 projects underway with more than $110 billion in funding announced — milestones the administration is publicly heralding as midterm politics intensify.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
May 16, 2022
Government, Business

Sen. Carper Highlights Environmental Infrastructure Efforts

Tom Carper, Brenda Mallory Sen. Tom Carper by carper.senate.gov; Brenda Mallory by whitehouse.gov

The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. Senate touted a White House agency’s role in enhancing the environmental permitting process and responding to climate change.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Government

Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Grants Proposal

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg "We understand that the tremendous opportunity we’ve been given to help modernize our country’s infrastructure comes with a profound responsiblity, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to grants proposed by the Biden White House for fiscal 2023 as funding that potentially could modernize major aspects of the country’s mobility network.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill

Port Containerships at the Port of Tacoma. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Legislation designed to enhance funding for the country’s commercial waterways was easily approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 9, 2022
Government

Camden Port Among Winners of New Jersey Freight Grants

Plywood is offloaded at the Port of Camden, N.J. Plywood is offloaded at the Port of Camden, N.J. (Camden County)

The Port of Camden is among the winning projects chosen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation for $30 million in freight impact grants to improve traffic safety for large trucks.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Pete Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Funding During Budget Hearing

Buttigieg Buttigieg speaks at the hearing about the administration's efforts. (Senate Committee on Appropriations via Youtube)

The country’s top transportation officer called on Senate funding leaders to approve the White House’s fiscal 2023 budget, one he said aims to modernize passenger and freight corridors with the goal of enhancing the economy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Local Leaders Embrace White House Rural Infrastructure Plan

Rural A mountain road in Kentucky. The Biden administration is visiting rural communities nationwide to learn more about their infrastructure needs. (ehrlif/Getty Images)

Rural communities across the country are participating through the National League of Cities in a White House virtual initiative to learn more about gaining access to federal infrastructure funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2022
Government, Safety

Biden Restores Broad Review of Infrastructure Projects

Pipeline used to carry crude oil A pipeline used to carry crude oil. (Jim Mone/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
April 19, 2022
Government

Congressional Transportation Leaders Tout White House Focus on Equity

Sen. Tom Carper (left), President Joe Biden Sen. Tom Carper (left), shown with President Joe Biden, cited leveraging the power of the federal government to protect underserved citizens. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Congressional transportation policy leaders endorsed the Biden administration’s aim at improving access to freight and commuter corridors through an enhanced focus on equity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 18, 2022
Government, Business

Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

steel coils Steel coils outside the U.S. Steel Granite City Works facility in Granite City, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 18, 2022

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