Infrastructure

Government, Safety

Democrat Senators Press Safety Initiatives as White House Celebrates IIJA

Traffic congestion in Dallas Nearly 43,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, the highest number in 16 years, Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (L.M. Otero/The Associated Press)

Senior Democrats in the Senate are pressing for transportation safety enhancements as the White House celebrated the anniversary of a $1 trillion infrastructure law’s enactment.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

Construction The sectors Biden outlined included the high-speed internet industry, major construction operations and fields related to electric vehicles and batteries as well as the electric grid. (stevecoleimages/Getty Images)

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2022
Government

Utah Receives $800,000 Grant to Assess 40 Bridges on I-84

Utah is receiving an $800,000 federal grant to determine how to repair or rebuild 40 at-risk bridges along a rural freight corridor.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

South Carolina Seeks I-95 Bridge Replacement Funds

Map of Gooding Bridge over Lake Marion Map of Gooding Bridge over Lake Marion. (Google Maps)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has applied for a $161 million federal grant to replace the Interstate 95 bridges over Lake Marion.

Gene Zaleski | The Times and Democrats, Orangeburg, S.C.
October 11, 2022
Government

White House Announces $60 Billion for Roads, Bridges

Construction on a bridge in St. Petersburg, Fla. Construction takes place on a new bridge that will replace an aging span in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Glen Richard/Getty Images)

Nearly $60 billion in new federal funds will be dedicated to repair surface transportation corridors nationwide, the Biden administration announced Oct. 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 11, 2022
Government

Governors Group Updates Online Infrastructure Funding Tracker

USDOT headquarters Nearly half of the funding in the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation. (U.S, Department of Transportation)

The National Governors Association has updated its online tracker for federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds to help states and municipalities better navigate through 370 programs to access requirements and apply for grants.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022
Government

House Transportation Leader Praises Trucking Workforce

UPS driver delivering packages during pandemic A UPS driver makes a delivery during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The trucking workforce’s contributions during the pandemic were again recognized by the chairman of the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Government

Democrats, Republicans Tout Infrastructure Ahead of Midterm Elections

U.S. Capitol dome Democrats are highlighting infrastructyure progress, and Republicans are proposing platforms for enhanced supply chain connectivity ahead of the midterm elections in November. (tupangato/Getty Images)

With midterm elections season in full swing, Democrats and Republicans are promoting infrastructure proposals as they each pursue control of Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

IIJA Rollout Prompts Partisan Views at Senate Committee

Tom Carper; Shelley Moore Capito Carper (left) and Capito by Senate Environment & Public Works Committee via YouTube

The Republican leader on the Senate highway policy panel took aim at funding guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation as Democrats continue to tout the distribution of grants from the $1 trillion infrastructure law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2022
Government, Safety, Logistics

Work Progresses on Two Projects at Maine-Canada Border

Maine Gov. Janet Mills touring International Bridge project Maine Gov. Janet Mills (left) toured the Madawaska International Bridge replacement project site Aug. 15. (Office of Gov. Janet Mills)

Construction continues moving forward to replace a new bridge and revamped port of entry connecting Maine and Canada to save trucks from a long detour due to load restrictions on an aging 100-year-old bridge.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2022

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