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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump on the brain as Democrats ready new infrastructure push

November 15, 2019

Via: Politico

THE ‘TRUMP FACTOR’ IN DEMOCRATS’ NEW INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH: Drag your Infrastructure Week jokes out of the closet again, folks. House Democrats held a caucus meeting Thursday on their plans for infrastructure and trade, which appear to be what they want […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Democrats gear up for another shot at infrastructure

November 14, 2019

Via: Politico

DEMOCRATS GEAR UP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH: House Democrats hope to reset with a $1 trillion infrastructure package, after talks fell apart with the White House in May. As our Tanya Snyder scooped, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan “appears to be a […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Public transit investment in large metro areas reap a better return, study finds

November 13, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Public transportation investments in large metropolitan areas reap a better return, with more passengers adopting public transport, than those in smaller cities, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney. The research analyzed data collected from […]


Infrastructure

Bike Safety Means Having New Lanes and Helmet Laws, US Says

November 8, 2019

Via: Wired

The American government needs to get much, much, much smarter about cycling safety, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded this week, during its first evaluation of the issue in almost half a century. The feds should help cities improve infrastructure […]


Vehicles

3 Things You Need to Know About Electric Buses

September 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Electric bus use is growing, with nearly half of municipal buses on the road globally expected to be electric by 2025 and the size of the U.S. electric bus market projected to reach $1.95 billion by 2024. With all this […]


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 […]


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

It’s Infrastructure Week. No, really.

May 13, 2019

Via: Politico

IT’S INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK: No, really. The official Infrastructure Week put on by a group of trade associations, unions, think tanks and companies kicks off Monday. It’s well timed. The event comes as attention in D.C. is already squarely focused on […]


Infrastructure

ASCE Releases Infrastructure Grades for Iowa and California

May 9, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ newly released infrastructure report cards for Iowa and California reveal the condition of those states’ underlying frameworks are just average. Iowa received an overall C on its report card, issued May 2, reflecting a […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure Week Shines Spotlight on Resilience, Modernization

May 8, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

After recent hurricanes destroyed transportation corridors in the Southeast part of the country, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Democrats on Capitol Hill ramped up their calls for rebuilding infrastructure that would be far more resilient. They argue that […]