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Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Rail Lines Cut in Flooded Midwest, Which Faces More Rain

March 19, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next […]


Infrastructure

North Dakota Interstates Closed; Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Midwest

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

BISMARCK, N.D. — Heavy rain falling atop deeply frozen ground has prompted evacuations along swollen rivers in Wisconsin, Nebraska and other Midwestern states, while powerful wind and snow has closed hundreds of miles of interstates in North Dakota. The flooding […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Partisan Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Mechanism

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the congressional committees tasked with crafting an infrastructure policy bill continue to disagree over a sustainable approach for ensuring the country’s transportation network is funded long term. While Republicans express support for a vehicle-miles-traveled fee […]


Infrastructure

Washington State Transport Package Sets Aside $450 Million for New I-5 Bridge

March 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Washington state Senate Transportation Committee passed a $15 billion transportation package March 6 that includes $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. The project has been a priority for Clark County lawmakers, who have […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Ways and Means set to take first crack at infrastructure

March 4, 2019

Via: Politico

HEADS UP: There are three hearings on infrastructure this week as transportation authorizers kick into high gear, and your crack transportation team here at POLITICO will be at all of them. One of them will be of particularly high interest: […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Chao, lawmakers talk infrastructure

February 28, 2019

Via: Politico

THE SITDOWN: House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) met with Chao Wednesday morning, according to the DOT boss, who didn’t elaborate on what they discussed. She also made comments on Congress’ role in driving an infrastructure package and […]


Infrastructure

Research will help urban planners prioritize bike lanes

February 12, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

The data-based tool builds on previous research at the University of Waterloo that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists. Collected using sensors and a handlebar camera as researchers cycled hundreds of kilometres in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

An infrastructure frenzy in Congress

February 7, 2019

Via: Politico

— Lawmakers are rolling out infrastructure legislation and hearings this week, following a State of the Union that signaled the White House may not be taking the lead role in developing legislation. — Unions representing transportation workers are girding for […]


Infrastructure

A big week for infrastructure

February 4, 2019

Via: Politico

— It’s a big week for infrastructure. President Donald Trump has a chance to lay out his policy priorities with the State of the Union address Tuesday night, and hopes are high that he’ll renew his call for a big […]


Infrastructure

The US Cites That Need More Electric-Car Charging Stations, Mapped

January 25, 2019

Via: Wired

AS WITH BUYING a home and eating sushi, the wisdom of the decision to drive an electric vehicle hinges less on when you do it, and more on where. Today, you’ll find most EV owners in the few spots where […]