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Infrastructure

Dorian shuts down planes, trains and more

September 3, 2019

Via: Politico

DORIAN HITS EVERY MODE: Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas over the weekend and is expected to hit the U.S. today, although its exact path remains uncertain. Several airports in Florida and Atlanta shut down on Monday and airlines canceled […]


Infrastructure

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects

August 29, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first recipients of the Competitive Highway Bridge Program on Aug. 29. The program, created through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, sets aside $225 million to fund bridge improvement and replacement projects in […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Chicago set to launch Red-Purple Bypass construction this fall

August 1, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced construction for the Red-Purple Bypass is set to begin this fall, a major component of CTA’s Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project to rebuild the century-old rail system. The RPM Phase One project will […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Mass. Governor files $18B transportation bond bill

July 29, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito filed a transportation bond bill seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in building and modernizing a transportation system that meets the needs of residents, businesses, and cities and towns […]


Infrastructure

New AI system manages road infrastructure via Google Street View

June 18, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

The fully-automated system is trained using AI-powered object detection to identify street signs in the freely available images. Municipal authorities currently spend large amounts of time and money monitoring and recording the geolocation of traffic infrastructure manually, a task which […]


Infrastructure

US to Inject USD 292 Mn into Its Ports

June 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. “This major investment in the Port […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Approves $200 Million for Roads and Bridges in Cities

June 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an infrastructure bill providing funds for road and bridge projects in every city and town in the state. The legislation, known as “an act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges,” authorizes $200 million […]


Infrastructure

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Releases Draft Plan on Infrastructure Investment

May 29, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

As the Connecticut General Assembly’s legislative session draws to a close, Gov. Ned Lamont released a working draft of an infrastructure funding proposal that lawmakers will rely on during a special session focused solely on transportation and economic development. The […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure meeting goes off the rails

May 23, 2019

Via: Politico

INFRASTRUCTURE MEETING MELTDOWN: It wasn’t an unexpected outcome, but it did go down in dramatic fashion. A Wednesday morning White House meeting on infrastructure policy was derailed after President Donald Trump took umbrage at remarks by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]


Infrastructure

Oregon’s Infrastructure Earns a C- on ASCE Report Card

May 21, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Oregon’s infrastructure received a C- on its report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The report card, released May 15, assessed bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, levees, ports, rail, roads and wastewater. Roads earned a C+, […]