Infrastructure

2022-09-27 19:28:56
by Dan McCue
Army Corps Proposes $52B ‘Sea Gate’ Plan to Protect New York From Storm Surge

NEW YORK — As a major hurricane bears down on Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is floating a... Read More

NEW YORK — As a major hurricane bears down on Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is floating a $52 billion proposal to protect New York City and surrounding communities from the destructive storm surges associated with hurricanes and... Read More

2022-09-21 22:02:43
by Tom Ramstack
US Water Systems Increasingly Endangered by Underinvestment

WASHINGTON — Water resource experts told a congressional panel Wednesday that aging infrastructure and climate change are joining to ensure... Read More

WASHINGTON — Water resource experts told a congressional panel Wednesday that aging infrastructure and climate change are joining to ensure more crises with the nation’s water systems are just a matter of time. In recent years, the crises have been... Read More

2022-09-06 15:56:36
by Kate Michael
Recycled Toner Finds Second Life in Asphalt Mix on Local Roadways

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Customers who recycle their Canon toner cartridges are contributing to a better earth and could also... Read More

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Customers who recycle their Canon toner cartridges are contributing to a better earth and could also be providing a better driving experience as a result of a new program to turn waste toner into asphalt for... Read More

2022-08-30 18:56:52
by Dan McCue
Mississippi Gov. Declares State of Emergency Over Jackson Water Crisis

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s capital, the largest city in the state, does not have enough water pressure left to meet... Read More

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s capital, the largest city in the state, does not have enough water pressure left to meet the critical needs of its 180,000 residents after the city’s long-failing, main water treatment facility finally gave up the ghost... Read More

2022-08-16 20:47:12
by Tom Ramstack
Environmental Justice Index Announced to Help Guide Federal Policy

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new online tool to help communities gauge the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new online tool to help communities gauge the extent pollution is contributing to health risks for their residents. It is intended primarily to benefit residents of disadvantaged communities.... Read More

2022-08-11 17:20:56
by Dan McCue
Administration Directs $2.2B to Help Urban and Rural Communities Upgrade Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and rural communities to help foster their efforts to modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports and intermodal infrastructure. The money is... Read More

2022-07-19 23:03:40
by Dan McCue
Northern Section of GW Memorial Parkway to Undergo $161M Renovation

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland was among the officials who took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland was among the officials who took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the $161 million renovation of the northern section of George Washington Memorial Parkway. The project is one of the largest infrastructure... Read More

2022-07-07 13:49:32
by Dan McCue
Dulles International Nets $49.6M in Federal Funds for Terminal Improvements

WASHINGTON — Washington Dulles International Airport has been awarded $49.6 million to replace an aging temporary concourse, part of a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington Dulles International Airport has been awarded $49.6 million to replace an aging temporary concourse, part of a $1 billion outlay from the Biden administration to replace or improve terminals at 85 airports across the country. The money... Read More

2022-06-26 16:36:21
by Dan McCue
Biden, G7 Leaders Introduce Global Infrastructure Partnership

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany — Solar microgrids, advanced nuclear, an undersea telecommunications cable and other climate resilient projects are part of... Read More

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany — Solar microgrids, advanced nuclear, an undersea telecommunications cable and other climate resilient projects are part of a new Partnership for Global Infrastructure unveiled Sunday at the start of the G7 Summit. President Joe Biden and western... Read More

2022-05-04 23:19:39
by Madeline Hughes
Bipartisan Bill Proposed for Oversight on Broadband Funds

WASHINGTON — There’s new proposed legislation to ensure the billions of infrastructure dollars flowing throughout the country to develop broadband... Read More

WASHINGTON — There’s new proposed legislation to ensure the billions of infrastructure dollars flowing throughout the country to develop broadband internet actually create sustainable infrastructure. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced the bill Tuesday, legislation that... Read More

Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material. The guidance being issued... Read More

Billions, and More, for Lawmakers' Projects in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed recently. The official tally shows amounts modest by past standards yet spread widely around the country — and that understate... Read More

2022-03-21 22:01:00
by Dan McCue
Private Companies Urged to Bulk Up Cyber Defenses

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday urged private companies to bolster their cyber defenses, citing intelligence that suggests the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday urged private companies to bolster their cyber defenses, citing intelligence that suggests the Russian government is exploring “options for potential cyberattacks” on entities and critical infrastructure in the United States. “To be clear,... Read More

2022-01-28 16:50:52
by Dan McCue
Hogan Establishes ‘Subcabinet’ to Administer Fed Infrastructure Funds

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has established a “Governor’s Subcabinet on Infrastructure,” to administer funds and advice... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has established a “Governor’s Subcabinet on Infrastructure,” to administer funds and advice on the implementation of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. He also named his deputy chief of staff, Allison... Read More

EPA Acts on Environmental Justice in Three Gulf Coast States

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of enforcement actions to address air pollution, unsafe drinking... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of enforcement actions to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by Administrator Michael... Read More

Race to Cut Carbon Emissions Splits U.S. States on Nuclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels,... Read More

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep... Read More

2022-01-13 00:43:15
by Tom Ramstack
Benefits of Electric Vehicles Overlook Agricultural Areas

WASHINGTON — Automotive industry officials told a congressional panel Wednesday that reaching President Joe Biden’s goal of switching the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Automotive industry officials told a congressional panel Wednesday that reaching President Joe Biden’s goal of switching the U.S. transportation sector to electric vehicles is likely to be a trade-off of one set of problems for another. Electric vehicles... Read More

Buttigieg Doles Out $241M to US Ports to Boost Supply Chain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S. ports, part of the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S. ports, part of the Biden administration's near-term plan to address America's clogged supply chain with infrastructure improvements to speed the flow of goods. The transportation money... Read More

EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling... Read More

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup... Read More

2021-11-16 22:07:06
by Dan McCue
Speakers Hail Centrists, Willingness to Compromise at Infrastructure Bill Signing

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the best afternoon for holding a bill-signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.... Read More

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the best afternoon for holding a bill-signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. As the hour approached, the temperature plummeted and at times the wind sweeping across the wide lawn gusted to 35... Read More

Biden to Push Infrastructure Deal at 'Red List' Bridge in NH

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Joe Biden was in New Hampshire, he was a no-show at his own, sad... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Joe Biden was in New Hampshire, he was a no-show at his own, sad party. Trounced in the state's 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Biden hopped a flight to next-up South Carolina before the polls... Read More

2021-11-15 15:52:24
by Dan McCue
Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Named White House Infrastructure Chief

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tapped former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to be his senior White House advisor... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tapped former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to be his senior White House advisor for turning the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into a shovels-in-the-ground reality. The president announced Landrieu’s selection on Sunday, a full 24... Read More

Democrats Sell Infrastructure Bill, Push for Biden Backup

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — Traffic whizzing behind her, Rep. Sharice Davids gathered reporters at a transportation facility along U.S. 69... Read More

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — Traffic whizzing behind her, Rep. Sharice Davids gathered reporters at a transportation facility along U.S. 69 in eastern Kansas this week to celebrate the surge of federal money headed in her state's direction. The massive infrastructure package... Read More

2021-11-10 21:32:36
by Dan McCue
President to Sign Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on Monday in White House Ceremony

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for the newly passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for the newly passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday, the White House has announced. The president will be joined by the members of Congress from both sides... Read More

2021-11-09 22:34:24
by Dan McCue
White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports... Read More

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports and relieve the bottlenecks that have plagued the nation’s critical supply chains since early summer. The actions announced during a... Read More

2021-11-06 20:48:45
by Dan McCue
Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore... Read More

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore Saturday morning in the State Dining Room of the White House, history was not on hand to record it. Beaming... Read More

2021-11-05 20:10:13
by Dan McCue
House to Move on Infrastructure Bill, Spending Bill to Wait

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill while putting final vote on the budget reconciliation bill on hold. The decision came after the House Democratic... Read More

2021-11-01 20:10:31
by Dan McCue
Manchin Urges Vote on Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday that he is not yet ready to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday that he is not yet ready to support the slimmed down $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation bill, but urged his colleagues to move forward with a vote on... Read More

2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue
Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about... Read More

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

Biden Announces 'Historic' Deal — But Still Must Win Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping domestic policy package, a hard-fought yet dramatically scaled-back deal announced just before he departed for overseas summits. Biden's... Read More

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