Infrastructure

Government, Business

Senate Republicans Concerned About Infrastructure Law’s Implementation

Corpus Christ bridge construction Construction on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge in Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

A group of Republican senators urged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to revisit his department’s approach to aspects of an infrastructure law’s implementation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2022
Government, Business

House Dems Tout Infrastructure Benefits Amid Senate GOP Concerns

Truck on highway U.S. Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON — The chairman of a panel overseeing small business policy highlighted potential benefits a $1 trillion infrastructure law would have on freight connectivity across the country.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 16, 2022
Government, Business

State, Local Officials Play Vital Role in Infrastructure

Rural road halbergman/Getty Images

Counties play a vital role delivering transportation projects funded by the federal $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told local municipal officials.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Congress, Biden Urged to Release Funds for Bridge Repair

Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Experts point to unsafe bridges. The Forbes Avenue Bridge over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park in Pittsburgh collapsed Jan. 28. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Transportation experts are urging Congress and the Biden administration to release federal infrastructure funds to improve unsafe bridges across the nation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Maine Sets $1.8 Billion Plan for Infrastructure Upgrades

Maine I-95 bridge This I-95 bridge in Maine was built in 1960 and connects to four interchanges. (Maine Department of Transportation)

Three steel bridges in Maine that cross Interstate 95 and date to the Dwight Eisenhower administration are included in a $1.8 billion plan to overhaul some of the state’s transportation infrastructure.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022
Government, Logistics

PennDOT Officials: Bridge’s ‘Poor’ Rating Didn’t Warrant Closure

Vehicles that were on a bridge when it collapsed Friday are seen in the rubble during the recovery process Jan. 31. Vehicles that were on a bridge when it collapsed Jan. 28 are seen in the rubble during the recovery process Jan. 31. The red truck belonged to Tyrone and Velva Perry. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH — The bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh Jan. 28 showed deterioration during a September inspection that was not bad enough to require its closure, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Jan. 31.

January 31, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Guidebook Aims to Help Communities Tap Infrastructure Funds

Mitch Landrieu Mitch Landrieu by Evan Vucci/AP

The White House released a guidebook meant to assist state transportation agencies with navigating the provisions of a $1 trillion law enacted in November.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Visits Collapsed Bridge, Touts Infrastructure Needs

President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH — Arriving just hours after a serious bridge collapse, President Joe Biden stared into the cratered muddy earth where the aging span fell early Jan. 28, striking evidence supporting the $1 trillion infrastructure law he already had planned to tout on his trip here.

January 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh

bridge collapse Pittsburgh A Port Authority bus and a car were on a bridge when it collapsed. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

PITTSBURGH — A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Jan. 28, requiring rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet and form a human chain to reach occupants of a bus that had plummeted with the span into a park ravine.

January 28, 2022
Government, Business

Congressional Republicans Press White House for Infrastructure Policy Insight

Port of Los Angeles Containers are stacked at the Port of Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The top Republican on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee called on the White House to brief his colleagues on the Biden administration’s strategy for implementing a $1 trillion infrastructure law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2022

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