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Fixing US infrastructure could take 40 years, says Chamber of Commerce CEO

CNBC » Donohue believes fixes needed to U.S. infrastructure include, “bringing up our roads, our bridges, our transit systems and then on larger projects issues of ports and airports.” Waterways and energy systems need work as well, he added. Infrastructure in the United States is “25 years behind at least,” Donohue told “Squawk Box” from the sidelines of the chamber’s infrastructure summit.

2018-01-18T15:54:47+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Federal Programs, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Toll plan for Seattle tunnel to be released in the spring

KING-TV » The Washington State Transportation Commission is expected to get a progress report Thursday on the upcoming statewide pay-by-mile pilot program, which could eventually be a gas tax replacement. Because there are more highly fuel-efficient cars these days, the state says it needs to find new ways to make up for the lost tax revenue to pay for roads.

2018-01-18T16:07:31+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Alaskan Way Viaduct, Road Usage Charge, Washington|

White House can’t guarantee infrastructure plan by SOTU

CNN » President Donald Trump’s long-promised plan to revitalize America’s aging infrastructure may not be ready to be formally rolled out by the President’s first State of the Union address later this month as hoped, sources inside and outside the administration tell CNN. After promising to propose an infrastructure plan within his first 100 days in office, Trump has so far failed to deliver.

2018-01-18T15:51:28+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

D.C. planning organization supports extending tolls on Beltway

Washington’s Top News » Maryland is proposing the addition of $7.6 billion in toll lanes along the entire Maryland portion of the Capital Beltway and the length of Interstate 270 by 2025. In response, Virginia now plans to extend both of its existing 495 Express Lanes to the Legion Bridge to provide a continuous trip around the Beltway. The Virginia extension is estimated to cost about $500 million that could be split between the private toll operators and state funding. 

2018-01-18T16:01:46+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Highways, Maryland, Tolling, Virginia, Washington DC|

VIDEO: Conveyor bridge transporting materials over roadway on Cal. Route 180 project

Equipment World » In the video below, Sam Yniguez, a public information officer with Caltrans, highlights a conveyor system bridge that will be used on the Kings Canyon Road (State Route 180) project in eastern Fresno County.

2018-01-17T15:51:56+00:00 January 17th, 2018|California, General Interest, Highways|
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