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Infrastructure Spending

June 11, 2021, 7am PDT
MDOT will begin to repair and modernize a 24-mile segment of Interstate 275 this summer.
June 7, 2021, 5am PDT
Taking lessons from his time working in the Obama administration, President Biden is tempering promises of quick job creation with long-term reinvestment.
May 23, 2021, 9am PDT
The Biden administration announced late last week that they would reduce the spending proposed in the American Jobs Plan from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion, although there is some question about the true significance of those changes.
May 19, 2021, 10am PDT
Goods movement on the Mississippi River, as well as truck traffic on a key interstate, has ground to a halt after a crack was discovered last week in a bridge on Interstate 40 connecting to Memphis.
Associated Press via NBC News
April 12, 2021, 5am PDT
Cycling advocates and environmental groups want to accelerate the expansion of bike infrastructure and fill crucial gaps in the city's bikeway network.
The City
April 8, 2021, 11am PDT
Rebutting the argument that roads and bridges are "crumbling" and should be our first infrastructure priority.
March 29, 2021, 5am PDT
American policymakers could improve the effectiveness of infrastructure projects by focusing on five key elements.
March 25, 2021, 11am PDT
Despite alarming claims about the nation's roads and bridges, a column in the Chicago Tribune argues that the administration's proposed infrastructure spending doesn't match actual needs.
Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2021, 7am PDT
Just a few days after signing the $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan," the Biden administration is reportedly putting together a massive infrastructure spending plan that could overhaul the nation's transportation an energy infrastructure.
The New York Times
March 5, 2021, 6am PST
The Resilient Houston initiative promises to strengthen the city's infrastructure and increase its capacity to thrive and adapt under crisis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
February 9, 2021, 7am PST
A more concerted effort could bring together the state's recent plans and federal infrastructure investment to link the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Press Herald
November 8, 2020, 7am PST
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is readying a new capital investment plan that will spur the local economy and change the way the city apportions its infrastructure funding.
Chicago Sun-Times
Blog post
April 2, 2020, 12pm PDT

Beverly Hills is taking advantage of empty streets by accelerating construction on the Purple Line Subway extension currently cutting its way across Los Angeles. More cities should follow Beverly Hills' lead.

James Brasuell
March 15, 2020, 5am PDT
As recessions fears grow, discussions about increasing the level of federal spending on infrastructure projects also grow.
Eno Center for Transportation
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
January 24, 2019, 11am PST
More than two years into a 10-year plan, the city has installed only a fraction of planned bike lanes.
The Star
May 29, 2018, 12pm PDT
The state of Minnesota is disinclined, so far, to pay for the project, but St. Paul officials are looking to invest big money to replace a large parking garage in the downtown entertainment district.
Streets MN
May 29, 2018, 10am PDT
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a $1.6 billion expansion project for Interstate 365, also known as LBJ East. The project is considered North Texas' most pressing transportation need.
The Dallas News
March 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The state's widespread practice of supplying unlimited untreated water to homes may be part of the reason it has to spend billions on a new pipeline and dam.
Water Deeply
March 10, 2018, 7am PST
They say the pendulum swings, and the TIGER grant funding pendulum has swung away from public transit.
U.S. Department Of Transportation