Infrastructure

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Mitch Landrieu Defends Repair Over Building New Roads

Landrieu Mitch Landrieu, White House infrastructure implementation coordinator, speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington earlier this year. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg News)

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.

Lillianna Byington | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Opens Applications for $2.36 Billion to Upgrade Bridges

Landrieu Mitch Landrieu speaks at the event. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a $2.36 billion funding notice to open applications for states and local officials to apply for money to improve bridge projects across the nation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Kicks Off I-15 Project at Las Vegas Strip

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg "The only thing that we have at the end of the day is time spent with loved ones, time to think about what matters instead of being stuck in traffic," Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg kicked off a construction project in Nevada that will upgrade an aging Interstate 15 interchange to improve travel for truckers and all drivers accessing the Las Vegas Strip.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2022
Government

House Leader Urges Water Bill Passage as Senators Seek Funding

Getty Image of water pouring through spouts The House bill would approve 16 projects under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers. (DavidOrr/Getty Images)

The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House recently called on colleagues to approve a committee-passed water infrastructure bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 25, 2022
Government

Government Groups Seek Assistance in Filling Infrastructure Jobs

Catherine Marx and Mark Boughton Catherine Marx, district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration and Mark Boughton, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. (Connecticut District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration)

State and local government groups are calling on Congress to create a national workforce strategy for transportation jobs as Connecticut grapples with a need for 450 engineers to spend federal infrastructure funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Cities Find Easier Access to Infrastructure Funds

Vince Williams, LaToya Cantrell Vince Williams and LaToya Cantrell by National League of Cities

While local communities have more access to federal infrastructure funds to improve transportation, rising project costs are creating difficulties.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2022
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

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