Infrastructure

Government, Business, Safety

Trump Shines Spotlight on Infrastructure Amid Uncertain Legislative Agenda

Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump continues to press lawmakers to take up an infrastructure funding package as part of ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Committee Introduces Water Infrastructure Bills

Hurricane Harvey flooding Roads in Texas flood after Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

Bills that would authorize navigation and flood control projects, as well as promote the safety of drinking water, were unveiled by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 21.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Focused on Infrastructure for Next Stimulus Package

Donald Trump President Donald Trump wants to fund infrastructure needs in the next economic stimulus. (CSPAN)

After Congress cleared a nearly $500 billion small-business assistance bill, the Trump White House intends to pursue funding for infrastructure projects in the next economic stimulus measure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

As Residents Stay Home, State DOT Work Presses On

Mississippi road work zone Mississippi Department of Transportation

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many state transportation construction programs are progressing on schedule and, in some cases, have exceeded timeline expectations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

FRA Announces $311 Million in Funding Availability

Railroad at sunset Getty Images

More than $311 million in funding is available for projects designed to improve freight and passenger rail connectivity, federal railroad regulators announced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NJDOT Announces $47.3 Million for Local Bridge Projects

Bridge in Trenton, N.J. A bridge in Trenton, N.J. Mercer County, which encompasses Trenton, received two grants totaling $3.1 million. (Getty Images)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently announced $47.3 million in grant funding will be distributed statewide to help with local bridge maintenance projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
Government

Deficient Bridges Add to Country’s Infrastructure Woes

George Washington Bridge The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge is the site of the worst bottleneck traffic in the country, according to an ATRI report released earlier this year. (DroneViews via YouTube)

A new ARTBA report identifies some of the most structurally deficient bridges and the negative effect they have on the flow of goods over the nation's highways. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

California Highway Projects Speed Up With Drivers Off Roads

Traffic is lighter than usual coming into downtown Los Angeles on March 23. Traffic is lighter than usual coming into downtown Los Angeles on March 23. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

As state and local officials extend stay-at-home orders, road construction crews across California are taking advantage of reduced traffic to speed up projects.

Wes Venteicher | The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
April 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

INDOT Awards $126 Million for Local Infrastructure Projects

Covered bridge in Indiana The Bean Blossom Covered Bridge in Brown County, Ind., about 40 miles south of Indianapolis. Some 6% of Indiana's bridges are considered structurally deficient. (Getty Images)

The Indiana Department of Transportation and Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced that local government agencies have received a combined $126.5 million in state matching funds to support infrastructure construction projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2020
Government, Business

Pandemic Offers a Unique Shot at US Infrastructure Reform

Concrete dividers sit stacked during highway construction in Ohio in July 2017. Concrete dividers sit stacked during highway construction in Ohio in July 2017. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Back in early 2017, investing in companies involved in infrastructure projects seemed like a smart idea, given newly elected President Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for building roads, bridges and walls. That it was also a spot of rare bipartisan agreement only bolstered the argument.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2020

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