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Impact & Regulations

DOT to Give States $512.2 Million for Road, Bridge Repairs

September 1, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

To help communities rebuild vital infrastructure damaged by extreme weather and wildfires, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $512.2 million in Emergency Relief Program funds to help 30 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “From recent hurricanes that […]


Shipping

Rating Secretary Pete: Infrastructure boom or supply chain bust?

January 27, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

National exposure as a presidential candidate in the 2020 presidential election made Pete Buttigieg probably the most well-known U.S. transportation secretary in history when he was sworn in on Feb. 3, 2021. He joined the Biden administration just as the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Transportation Asset Management Plan Into Law

August 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker has signed a law intended to improve transportation infrastructure while maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars. The legislation requires the Illinois Department of Transportation to establish a transportation performance program in order to boost the […]


Infrastructure

President Biden announces support for bipartisan infrastructure deal

June 25, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden announced he and a group of more than 20 Congressmembers had reached a deal on a new $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is the largest long-term investment in America’s infrastructure in nearly a […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Biden’s Budget Includes Boost for Transportation Purposes

May 28, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden on May 28 unveiled a whopping $6 trillion budget proposal, which includes billions for provisions to boost transportation infrastructure. The budget, proposed for fiscal 2022 spending, will be considered by Congress, which actually sets the budget. During […]


Infrastructure

Massachusetts governor files for $200M in Chapter 90 funding for transportation

January 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that his administration had filed “An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges,” seeking $200 million in funding to help all 351 cities and towns in that state improve transportation infrastructure. The announcement […]


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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans see benefits of public transportation

May 3, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Almost nine in 10 Americans (88 percent) recognize public transportation systems provide a wide array of benefits to the communities they serve, according to a new HNTB Corp. America THINKS public opinion survey. The survey, Public Transportation-2017, found 83 percent […]


Infrastructure

China to spend $500B to expand rail system by 2020

January 4, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

China plans to spend $503 billion to expand its railway system by 2020 as it turns to investments in infrastructure to bolster growth and improve connectivity across the country, Bloomberg News reported. The high-speed rail network will span more than […]