Infrastructure

Government

Federal Agencies Sign Agreement to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting

A dozen federal agencies have pledged to streamline environmental permitting for major infrastructure projects, a priority President Donald Trump has pursued since he took office.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

US Agencies Agree to Slash Approval Times for Infrastructure Projects

Roadwork Michigan Department of Transportation

More than a dozen federal agencies agreed to slash the time needed for environmental reviews and permitting on major infrastructure projects, a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan.

Ari Natter and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2018
Government

Minnesota Announces $1 Billion in Road and Bridge Projects in 2018

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Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced April 4 that $1.1 billion will be dedicated to state road and bridge projects that will be worked on throughout the year.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Houston Joins Smart Cities Program to Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

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Houston will join 21 other cities in a national partnership aimed at addressing persistent transportation challenges as technology and mobility choices have planners rethinking how streets, sidewalks and private spaces interact.

Doug Begley | Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Maryland Bill to Restore Highway User Revenue Poised to Become Law

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After years of calling to restore highway user revenue, transportation advocates may see the funding return by fiscal 2020.

Kelsi Loos | The Frederick (Md.) News-Post
April 5, 2018
Government, Logistics

More Toll Lanes Could Be Coming to North Carolina

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A $551 million project to add toll lanes on Interstate 77 in North Carolina from the South Carolina line to the Belk Freeway is among 77 statewide transportation projects being considered for future funding, the state’s department of transportation said.

Bruce Henderson | The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
April 4, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Opinion: Trump Plan Unlikely to Spur Promised $1 Trillion in Infrastructure Investment

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WASHINGTON — On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump reiterated his pledge to “Make America Great Again” by reinvesting in infrastructure projects around the country. The news was greeted favorably by not only voters, but also municipal governments and the transportation industry.

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources.com (Washington, D.C.)
April 4, 2018
Government

Indiana Devotes $161 Million in Federal Funds to Rural Infrastructure Projects

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announced March 28 that it is directing $161 million it received in federal funds to rural road, bridge and sidewalk projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018
Government

Trump Emerging From Seclusion to Promote Infrastructure Plan

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Attempting a policy reset, President Donald Trump will push for upgrades to the nation’s aging roads and bridges March 29 in his first public appearance since an adult-film actress claimed on national TV that they had sex months after his wife gave birth to his fifth child.

Darlene Superville | Associated Press
March 29, 2018
Government

Trump to Promote Infrastructure Agenda in Ohio on March 29

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The potential economic benefits that would result from a robust infrastructure funding plan will be President Donald Trump’s focus when he addresses workers in Ohio on March 29, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018

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