Government, Safety

Maryland DOT Selects Developer for Major P3

American Legion Bridge Traffic on the American Legion Bridge, which connects Fairfax, Va., with Montgomery County, Md., via Interstate 495. (Google Street View)

The Maryland Department of Transportation has selected Accelerate Maryland Partners to serve as the developer for a major public-private partnership to improve traffic congestion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2021

Senate EPW Panel Starts Looking at Infrastructure Package

Sen. Tom Carper leads EPW hearing Sen. Tom Carper chairs a Senate panel hearing with four guests on infrastructure needs. (Senate EPW via YouTube)

A Senate committee began consideration Feb. 24 of President Joe Biden’s follow-up to the pandemic-relief bill: a major push on infrastructure.

February 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

Top Bottlenecks Less Congested Last Year, but Infrastructure Needs Persist, ATRI Finds

Brent Spence Bridge The No. 2 I-71/I-75 interchange in Cincinnati leads to the Brent Spence Bridge. (Completed Brent Spence Bridge project by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet via YouTube)

Trucks moved more swiftly last year through sections of road that historically are choked with congestion, as the coronavirus pandemic kept vehicles off the road and freed up highways for easier movement of freight, the American Transportation Research Institute said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 24, 2021

Buttigieg: After COVID-19 Relief, an Infrastructure Policy

Pete Buttigieg "Our infrastructure reflects an example of how Americans have been expected to settle for less, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg says. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buittigieg echoed the White House’s strategy of pursuing comprehensive infrastructure legislation after the approval of a new round of COVID-19 aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2021

House Democrats Ready to Address Climate Crisis, Pallone Says

Municipal worker in Austin, Texas A city worker operates a bulldozer to restore water in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 17. (Thomas Ryan Allison/Bloomberg News)

Power outages in Texas and recent severe weather events around the country justify congressional Democrats’ policy directives on climate change, the chairman of the influential Energy and Commerce Committee said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DOT Opens Funding Opportunity for $889 Million in INFRA Grants

INFRA A rural road in Indiana. DOT must award at least 25% of INFRA funding to rural projects — a decrease from the 50% typically devoted to funding rural projects during the Trump administration. (kschulze/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it is making $889 million available through its latest round of Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

White House Eyes Infrastructure After COVID-19 Relief Package

Jen Psaki "I think most people wouldn’t argue that our roads, our bridges, our streets need to be rebuilt," says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg News)

After work on a multi-trillion dollar pandemic relief package is finalized, the White House is likely to pursue an agenda that includes comprehensive infrastructure policy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Dems to Push Clean Energy Tax Breaks in Infrastructure Plan

A General Electric Co. renewable energy technician walks on a turbine A General Electric Co. renewable energy technician walks on a turbine at the Colorado Highlands Wind Farm in Fleming, Colo. (Bloomberg News)

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal unveiled plans to pursue tax breaks for renewable energy as a way to ease the shift away from fossil fuels in President Joe Biden’s upcoming infrastructure bill.

February 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Transportation Expert Highlights I-64 Pavement Recycling Project

FHWA Traffic flows on Interstate 64 near Williamsburg, Va. (Virginia Transportation Research Council)

Pavement recycling presents opportunities for cost reduction and environmental sustainability, according to the principal research scientist at the Virginia Transportation Research Council.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Says China Will ‘Eat Our Lunch’ Without Infrastructure Plan

Construction crews work to erect a highway bridge in Kentucky in 2014. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Construction crews work to erect a highway bridge in Kentucky in 2014. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden urged Congress to move quickly on a large infrastructure improvement plan in a meeting Feb. 11 with four senators, declaring that China is poised to “eat our lunch” otherwise.

Alan Levin and Jordan Fabian | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2021