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2020-09-08 23:34:26
by Dan McCue
Not So Strange Bedfellows: Trade Unions, Private Equity Group, Form New Partnership

WASHINGTON - It was the kind of announcement that makes one stop and wonder if they'd heard it right. While... Read More

WASHINGTON - It was the kind of announcement that makes one stop and wonder if they'd heard it right. While unions have profitably invested in private equity firms as part of their portfolio for years, the general belief about the... Read More

Critical Deadlines Loom for Highways, Airlines and Transit

WASHINGTON — With just weeks left in the legislative year, Congress faces two big transportation deadlines on Sept. 30, a... Read More

WASHINGTON — With just weeks left in the legislative year, Congress faces two big transportation deadlines on Sept. 30, a transportation to-do list and potentially dire consequences if it does not act. Without congressional involvement, airlines have signaled they will... Read More

2020-08-24 15:46:22
by Kate Michael
Policymakers Discuss Planning for the Future of Transportation

WASHINGTON — News website Axios convened a panel of local and national policymakers to discuss the future of transportation in... Read More

WASHINGTON — News website Axios convened a panel of local and national policymakers to discuss the future of transportation in the wake of COVID-19 including how decision-makers are retooling public transit to be safe and sustainable. “When I think about... Read More

Advocates Rally to Tear Down Highways That Bulldozed Black Neighborhoods

WASHINGTON — As protesters in cities from Richmond, Virginia, to San Francisco toppled statues last month, urban planner Amy Stelly... Read More

WASHINGTON — As protesters in cities from Richmond, Virginia, to San Francisco toppled statues last month, urban planner Amy Stelly allowed herself to hope that New Orleans might soon fell its own worst “racist monument.” For much of her life,... Read More

2020-07-15 21:16:32
by Jacob Pederson
Trump Loosens Environmental Rules to Fast-Track Infrastructure Permits

President Donald Trump announced he is loosening the National Environmental Policy Act in a bid to speed up permitting of... Read More

President Donald Trump announced he is loosening the National Environmental Policy Act in a bid to speed up permitting of federal infrastructure projects ranging from highway upgrades to the construction of oil and natural gas pipelines. The president announced the... Read More

Biden Pledges New Deal-Like Economic Agenda to Counter Trump

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like... Read More

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises.... Read More

2020-06-19 18:56:43
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Unveil $1.5 Trillion 'Moving America Forward' Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said combines... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said combines the best of several existing proposals on roads, education, broadband and more, with a particular focus on clean energy, sustainability... Read More

2020-05-28 12:46:30
by Gaspard Le Dem
FCC Commissioner Says Lack Of Broadband Access Amid Pandemic Is ‘A National Disaster’

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus pandemic has reignited a longstanding debate on the issue of unequal access to broadband internet in... Read More

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus pandemic has reignited a longstanding debate on the issue of unequal access to broadband internet in America, also known as the “digital divide.” With thousands of businesses shut down, having access to a reliable internet connection... Read More

2020-04-01 18:51:06
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Propose Sweeping Infrastructure Revitalization for Next Stimulus

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a wide-ranging and ambitious plan Wednesday to significantly make over the nation's infrastructure while also... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a wide-ranging and ambitious plan Wednesday to significantly make over the nation's infrastructure while also tamping down on the economic distress caused by the coronavirus outbreak. “We need to invest in our infrastructure to address... Read More

2020-02-11 18:35:14
by Dan McCue
Cuomo: States Need to Take Lead on Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON - New York Gov. Mario Cuomo struck an almost whimsical note at the opening of his address on infrastructure... Read More

WASHINGTON - New York Gov. Mario Cuomo struck an almost whimsical note at the opening of his address on infrastructure this past weekend before the National Governors Association. "Imagine if we had a magic wand," said Cuomo, who was unanimously... Read More

2020-01-29 17:53:29
by Dan McCue
House Leaders Unveil Framework for $760 Billion Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Leaders unveiled a five-year, $760 billion framework for rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, vowing to try to... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Leaders unveiled a five-year, $760 billion framework for rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, vowing to try to reach bipartisan consensus as the details are hashed out in committee. The election-year package, billed as the "Moving Forward Framework,"... Read More

Residents Near the Great Lakes Wonder: How Do You Handle a Generation’s Worth of Water Level Changes in Just a Few Years?

CEDARVILLE, Mich. — On a frigid morning in late fall, resort owner Mark Engle studied the mangled planks and dock... Read More

CEDARVILLE, Mich. — On a frigid morning in late fall, resort owner Mark Engle studied the mangled planks and dock posts scattered along an ice-glazed channel that feeds into Lake Huron. Les Cheneaux Landing Resort, tucked behind an archipelago of... Read More

2020-01-23 18:26:41
by Dan McCue
Bloomberg Vows to Get Feds Out of the Way of Local Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON -- Speaking before the U.S. Conference of Mayors Wednesday, former New York City mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Speaking before the U.S. Conference of Mayors Wednesday, former New York City mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg promised local leaders will always have "a seat at the table" if he is elected president. Particularly when... Read More

House Priorities for 2020 Include Health Care, Infrastructure, Climate and Redistricting, Leader Says

WASHINGTON — House Democrats in 2020 plan to pass legislation on top party priorities like health care, infrastructure and climate... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats in 2020 plan to pass legislation on top party priorities like health care, infrastructure and climate as well as more under-the-radar subjects like modernizing Congress and redistricting — all while trying to fully fund the government... Read More

Trucks vs. Bridges: Dangerous and Costly

WASHINGTON — The Caterpillar tanker truck weighed 70,000 pounds, and when it struck an overpass above Interstate 65 in downtown... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Caterpillar tanker truck weighed 70,000 pounds, and when it struck an overpass above Interstate 65 in downtown Nashville in April 2018, it twisted one of the steel support beams as if it were a pipe cleaner. The... Read More

2019-07-26 20:22:58
by Elin Johnson
New Dems Push President to Prioritize Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition has asked President Donald Trump to recommit to negotiations on an infrastructure investment... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition has asked President Donald Trump to recommit to negotiations on an infrastructure investment plan, highlighting the many benefits of bipartisan cooperation on a vital national issue. In a letter written by the coalition’s... Read More

2019-07-25 21:46:52
by Dan McCue
Reps. Davis, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Disaster Loan Program Bill

WASHINGTON - Representatives Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., proposed Wednesday to create a low-interest loan program administered by... Read More

WASHINGTON - Representatives Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., proposed Wednesday to create a low-interest loan program administered by FEMA for states to fund projects that reduce the risks and costs of natural disasters. “Helping communities prepare for disasters... Read More

2019-05-22 19:13:11
by Dan McCue
Trump Walks Out on Democrats, Blasts 'Phony' Inquiries In Rose Garden

President Donald Trump stormed out of a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday, and berated them to reporters gathered in the... Read More

President Donald Trump stormed out of a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday, and berated them to reporters gathered in the Rose Garden after learning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had earlier said he'd engaged in a "cover up." Speaking behind... Read More

2019-05-21 21:33:02
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Call for Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Expand Broadband Internet Access

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Infrastructure and Job Creation,... Read More

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Infrastructure and Job Creation, joined with Representatives Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., their counterparts on the Blue Dog Task Force on... Read More

2019-05-17 21:10:50
by Dan McCue
I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition... Read More

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, among other eye-catching structures, has died at age 102. Pei's death was... Read More

2019-05-15 20:44:21
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs to Play Key Role on House Rural Broadband Task Force

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., has launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and... Read More

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., has launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide. The Task Force will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access... Read More

2019-05-07 21:19:33
by Dan McCue
In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston,... Read More

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of commuters head off to work on local roads ill-suited to... Read More

2019-05-01 02:50:30
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Seek to Keep Momentum Going After Positive Start to Infrastructure Talks

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., responded to word of a positive meeting between the White House and... Read More

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., responded to word of a positive meeting between the White House and congressional leaders by saying it’s time to put politics aside in the name of creating good-paying jobs to rebuild America’s... Read More

2019-02-23 00:22:09
by HJ Mai
Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

In his 2018 State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump promised the American people “gleaming new roads, bridges,... Read More

In his 2018 State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump promised the American people “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land,” but even back then reports already suggested that the president “hates” part of... Read More

2018-10-19 17:38:38
by TWN Staff
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across ... Read More

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

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