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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Republicans Unveil NEPA Reform Bill

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation aimed at updating the environmental review process related to infrastructure projects recently was introduced by House Republicans. The Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews, or BUILDER, Act seeks to reduce the costs of big-ticket projects to […]


Infrastructure

Kentucky Officials Announce Funds for Industrial Access Roads

September 4, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Kentucky officials recently announced funding will be directed to industrial access road infrastructure projects to promote economic development and the movement of freight. Specifically, the funding will support access roads linking to industrial parks in Warren, Barren and Fulton counties. […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Edmonton Transit Unveils New Proterra Buses, Charging Infrastructure

July 24, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and Proterra unveiled its first 21 Proterra electric buses and brand new, purpose-built electric bus garages. ETS has 19 more Proterra buses on the way this year to make up a 40-bus fleet, one of the […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Transportation Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill

July 16, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation that would advance construction of certain freight projects and promote resilience across myriad water systems was easily approved July 15 by the transportation committee at the U.S. House of Representatives. The measure moved to the floor of the chamber, […]


Infrastructure, Shipping

Port of Hamburg becomes more sustainable with solar-powered mooring systems

July 14, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

Although the solar panels might be the first thing to catch the eye, the innovation of solar-powered mooring systems, built by Dutch maritime innovator Straatman BV, lies beneath the surface of the water, the company said. Traditional solutions depend on […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure is in the House

June 29, 2020

Via: Politico

The House is set to pass its $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, H.R. 2 (116), this week, advancing, among many other things, a five-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs. Passage of the Democrat-written bill is a given in the House, but […]


Infrastructure

The infrastructure pay-for blame game

June 24, 2020

Via: Politico

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged on Tuesday that Democratic leaders plan to pass their $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill with $145 billion of deficit spending, and he blamed the White House for not coming up with a pay-for. House Transportation […]


Infrastructure

More Federal Funds Needed for Agencies, Experts Say

June 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Federal funding has played an important role as transportation groups and transit agencies navigate COVID-19 pandemic recovery, but more funds will likely be needed, according to experts. Grace Crunican, former general manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit, said agencies could […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s infrastructure response to Covid-19

June 5, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration signed an executive order to advance its longtime goals of waiving environmental laws and speeding permitting for highways and other infrastructure projects, arguing that such projects will help stimulate the economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. As […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Congress turns to surface transportation

June 2, 2020

Via: Politico

With progress still stalled over a next coronavirus response package, lawmakers are pivoting to other priorities, including surface transportation. The text of the House’s surface bill is expected to come out this week, our Tanya Snyder reports. Lobbyists are preparing […]