Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Named California’s Infrastructure Adviser
Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped by the governor to become the new state infrastructure czar overseeing $119.6 million in federal funds recently awarded for eight key projects.August 15, 2022
DOT Awards $2.2 Billion for Infrastructure Projects
Reducing truck waiting times at ports was a recurrent objective among some of the 166 projects awarded $2.2 billion in infrastructure grants announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.August 11, 2022
Senate Votes to Overturn Biden Environmental Rule
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Aug. 4 voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells.
Senate Transportation Leaders Applaud Water Bill’s Passage
Legislation meant to facilitate the flow of freight along the nation’s waterways easily passed in the Senate, garnering strong endorsements from the chamber’s transportation leaders.August 2, 2022
Bridge Slide in Utah Involved Technical Savvy — and Dish Soap
Truckers driving over the Interstate 15 freight corridor in Utah may not realize lane closures were minimized to several hours instead of days when a new 550-ton bridge slid into place using dish soap, hydraulic jacks and technical skill.August 1, 2022
Buttigieg Praises West’s Green Energy Potential
Motorists taking advantage of electric vehicle tax breaks contained in a $739 billion Senate bill introduced this week will be well-served by existing and planned infrastructure in the West, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on July 29.
USDOT Outlines Infrastructure Funding Availability
Federal funds to enhance safety and connectivity across the country’s mobility networks will become available over the next few months to help state agencies make improvements to freight corridors, and also propel adoption of new technologies throughout the transportation landscape.July 28, 2022
Most Cities Prioritizing Roads, Bridges With Infrastructure Aid
Most U.S. cities will pour their share of the federal infrastructure spending package into fixing crumbling roads and bridges, prioritizing motor vehicle infrastructure over other projects like public transit, airports and railways.
Stakeholders to White House: Extend ‘Buy America’ Rules Waiver
Nearly 50 transportation groups are asking the Biden administration to extend a waiver for certain requirements for products and materials associated with infrastructure construction projects.July 6, 2022
Mitch Landrieu Defends Repair Over Building New Roads
President Joe Biden’s point man carrying out the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure law defended the administration’s emphasis on fixing before taking on new expansion as congressional Republicans criticized the policy.