• Public Works Funding Falls as Infrastructure Deterioriates

    From New York Times:  It’s basically the opposite of a major government infrastructure program. Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts....

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  • 10 Years After Bridge Collapse, America Is Still Crumbling

    From NPR:  Ten years ago, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, sending cars, trucks and even a school bus that were crawling over it in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic plummeting into...

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  • Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Has New Reason for Skepticism

    From CityLab:  A lawsuit filed Tuesday against President Trump alleges that his infrastructure advisory council—tasked with hammering out the details of his $1 trillion plan to rebuild roads, bridges, and waterways—was convened illegally, in violation of federal...

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  • Missouri Contractors Lower Expectations for 2017 & 2018

    Contractors in both the AGC of Missouri’s Building Division and its Heavy Highway/Infrastructure Division report lowered growth expectations for the rest of 2017 and for 2018. However, most results from the quarterly, online Contractor Confidence (CCI) Index,...

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  • Ideas Floated To Improve TIFIA Loan Program

    From Engineering News-Record:  As the Trump administration continues to work on its promised $1-trillion infrastructure investment plan, it is expected to recommend increasing funds for the long-standing federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program, which...

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  • House Bill Aims for Freight Infrastructure Revenue

    From TruckingInfo:  Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods, according to the bill’s sponsor,...

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  • Task Force Looking for Ways to Fix and Pay for Roads & Bridges

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Crumbling roads and old bridges have long been something lawmakers say they should work on. Now, a task force created to study Missouri’s transportation system will begin holding public meetings this week....

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  • Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

    From Trucking Info:  In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges. The nonprofit, non-partisan, business-led public-policy organization delivers analysis and solutions to critical national...

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  • Chao Fills in Some Details of Trump Infrastructure Plan

    From Engineering News-Record:  The outlines of President Trump’s promised $1-trillion, 10-year infrastructure initiative are coming into clearer focus. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has provided more information about the plan, saying states and localities that bring their own...

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  • Infrastructure’s Big Moment is Coming

    From CityLab:  Infrastructure is high on the agenda at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference, which began this weekend. The location—New York City—is a veritable showroom of projects. I took a sold-out Acela train that glided...

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