Infrastructure

Government

ASCE: Delivery Systems Key to Infrastructure Projects

Crumbling beach road after a winter storm ASCE's Maria Lehman advises state DOT officials to start preordering materials now that they know they will need to replace or repair roads and bridges. (jamievanbuskirk/Getty Images)

Delivery systems will determine whether state and local governments successfully implement infrastructure projects, the president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers predicts.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2022
Government, Business

DOT to Give $10 Million to Help Disadvantaged Businesses Compete for Highway Funds

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $10 million in funding for minority- and women-owned businesses to help them compete for federal highway contracts from the forthcoming $1.2 trillion in infrastructure investments.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Outlines How Infrastructure Funds Will Transform Country

Joe Biden President Joe Biden addresses the conference. (Noel Fletcher/Transport Topics)

Improving the nation’s transportation system with $1.2 trillion in infrastructure investments is a key to uplifting the middle class, adding jobs and revitalizing American industry, President Joe Biden told a gathering of city officials in Washington.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2022
Government

Senate Gives Final Approval to $1.5 Trillion Budget Bill

 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says, “We promised the Ukrainian people they would not go at it alone in their fight against Putin." (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — A $13.6 billion emergency package of military and humanitarian aid for besieged Ukraine and its European allies easily won final congressional approval March 10, hitching a ride on a government-wide spending bill that’s five months late but loaded with political prizes for both parties.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
March 11, 2022
Government, Business

Infrastructure Team Outlines Efforts to Deploy Funds

Mitch Landrieu Mitch Landrieu by Biipartisan Policy Center via YouTube

The White House team leading President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act outlined its efforts to work through state and local governments to help them organize and access $1.2 trillion in federal funds.

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

Policymakers Raise Issue of Federal Oversight in Infrastructure Investments

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Congressional transportation officials are raising the issue of oversight in how states will spend $1.2 trillion in federal infrastructure funding.

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

Buttigieg Defends Infrastructure Law’s Implementation Before US Senate Panel

Buttigieg Buttigieg speaks at the hearing. (C-SPAN)

Provisions approved in the country’s premier federal infrastructure law will alleviate supply chain bottlenecks and assist the economy, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation told a Senate panel March 2.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2022
Government, Safety

Buttigieg Tells States to Consider Safety for Road Projects

A bike lane on Market Street in Philadelphia A bicycle lane along Market Street in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The federal government has a fresh warning to states seeking billions of dollars from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law to widen roads: Protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists or risk losing funds.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
March 2, 2022
Government

Biden Sets Plans for Infrastructure Law, Fighting Inflation

President Joe Biden delivers 2022 State of the Union address President Joe Biden addressed topics ranging from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to bolstering infrastructure to combating inflation. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden in his first State of the Union address stressed a long-term vision for the $1 trillion infrastructure bill he signed last year, and discussed domestic and international priorities his administration is targeting.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Promotes Social Infrastructure

Biden Biden, at a past press event, speaks about the infrastructure bill. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

At his State of the Union on March 1, President Joe Biden is expected to promote aspects of a nearly $2 trillion social infrastructure budget that dominated Democrats’ agenda last year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2022

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