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Category: Infrastructure


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

May 19, 2020

Via: Wired

ACCUSE REPRESENTATIVE SETH Moulton of loving trains too much at your peril. Yes, the Massachusetts Democrat worked for a time on a high-speed-rail project in Texas, one that is now finally inching towards a groundbreaking ceremony. He’s pressed for a […]


Infrastructure

FRA report looks at PTC progress

May 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31, 2020, as required by Congress. Based on railroads’ First Quarter 2020 […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

FRA awards $22M to 3 rail projects

May 6, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced more than $22 million in grant funding to three projects that collectively span eight states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail […]


Infrastructure, Shipping

Port of Long Beach bags $500 million loan

May 6, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“This $500 million federal investment reflects the President’s continued emphasis on infrastructure that will reduce traffic congestion while enhancing the Port of Long Beach’s ability to handle large container ships to support economic growth in the region and the country,” […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Building America’s Future urges Congress to include infrastructure in next COVID-19 package

May 5, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The leaders of Building America’s Future sent a letter to the bipartisan Congressional Leadership urging the creation of a federal capital budget to fund infrastructure investment in the next COVID-19 response package. Congress and the Trump Administration are considering a […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure response to coronavirus full steam ahead

April 1, 2020

Via: Politico

There’s now a full-throated push on from the White House to include infrastructure in the next round of coronavirus legislation. Here’s the presidential proclamation, by way of tweet: “With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is […]


Infrastructure

Why build a subway when there’s room for a streetcar?

March 10, 2020

Via: TreeHugger

If you care about embodied carbon, money or time you don’t dig. But then this is Toronto. In the former Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, Eglinton Avenue West is a fast-moving arterial road that would be perfect for surface transit. But […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

What will Trump’s budget say on infrastructure?

February 10, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration will release its fiscal 2021 budget proposal today. Here’s what we know: The proposal includes $1 trillion for infrastructure, over the next decade, offset by savings in mandatory spending (a funding method which has been repeatedly rejected […]


Infrastructure

MBTA unveils plan to accelerate rail infrastructure projects

February 10, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Boston’s MBTA unveiled plans to accelerate infrastructure projects for several subway and commuter rail lines during calendar year 2020 to improve service, safety, and reliability on a faster timeline. The projects will include additional diversions of weekend service on all […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump bows to the inevitable on infrastructure

February 5, 2020

Via: Politico

Two years ago, Trump stood in the House chamber and called on Congress to produce a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. On Tuesday night, during this year’s State of the Union and two years wiser about the ways of Washington, it […]