• It’s High Time for a Discussion on Infrastructure

    From The Hill:  In August, we mark 11 years since the Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more. For anyone not living there, or otherwise not personally...

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  • Recognizing Infrastructure’s Role as a Local Economic Anchor

    From Brookings:  In the race to grow their economies and create new jobs, localities frequently look far beyond their borders. Too often, they try to lure new firms through costly incentives and subsidies with questionable economic returns,...

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  • Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

    From Transport Topics:  Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1. The fiscal...

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  • Illinois Gov. Rauner Announces Significant Investments in Regional Freight

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced this week the allocation of new funding that will make critical improvements to the bi-state region’s freight network. “Illinois is at the heart of freight activity for the entire country,” Rauner said....

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  • Parson indicates he’ll get behind proposed gas tax increase in Missouri

    From MissouriNet:  Governor Mike Parson appears to support a bi-partisan ballot measure before voters in November that would boost Missouri’s fuel tax. Parson, a Republican, tells reporters at the Capitol in Jefferson City that a meeting Tuesday...

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  • Can People Afford American Infrastructure?

    From The Brookings Institution:  While the first request most people make of their local infrastructure is one of physical reach—the idea that power lines, roads, broadband, and water pipes all connect to one’s home—the next question is...

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  • Country’s freight nexus is ready to compete for infrastructure projects

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The release of President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan has sparked renewed discussion about the vital need to rebuild and modernize our nation’s infrastructure and the role that individual states, local communities...

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  • Taming the Mighty Mississippi

    From The Washington Post:  The Mississippi runs the spine of America, touching 10 states and draining waters from 21 more, a vast waterway with a rich mythology, a sometimes powerful beauty and an always alarming propensity to...

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  • Mayors Are Demanding a Better Infrastructure Deal

    From CityLab:  It’s no secret that America’s crumbling roads and bridges and chronically struggling transit systems need help: The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates it would take $2 trillion to bring the nation’s infrastructure into an...

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  • Ryan Says Congress to Break Up Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals

    From Transport Topics News:  House Republicans will break President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan into multiple pieces of legislation as a way to make progress this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan said. Ryan said the House will first...

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