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Why Southern California is calling for a do-over on its vote to bankroll the Delta tunnels

The Sacramento Bee » A historic vote on the Delta tunnels project is getting a do-over. Southern California’s powerful water agency — the Metropolitan Water District — said Thursday its board will vote again in July on whether to pay for the lion’s share of the project, known officially as California WaterFix.

2018-06-11T09:03:31+00:00June 7th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Drinking Water, Water|

Feds issue rule to promote private-sector participation in transit projects

Construction Dive » The Federal Transit Administration has announced its intention, through a notice in the Federal Register, to implement a new rule meant to remove any barriers that might be preventing private-industry investment in U.S. public transportation infrastructure projects. The new rule, dubbed Private Investment Project Procedures, will go into effect June 29.

Bridge toll hike is ‘first step’ in solving Bay Area’s traffic woes, experts say

The Mercury News » Voters in the Bay Area have agreed to raise bridge tolls by $3 over the next six years, but that’s just the first step in what they’ll likely be asked to pay as business leaders and transportation planners sketch out a fresh series of new measures to solve the area’s traffic gridlock.

2018-06-11T08:57:57+00:00June 7th, 2018|California, Highways, Tolling|

California State Officials Voice Concerns Over a Federal Plan to Raise the Shasta Dam

Pacific Standard » Officials have estimated that adding 18.5 vertical feet to Shasta Dam will cost $1.3 billion. Heightening the dam will increase the size of California’s largest reservoir, but it could also create problems for local fish and wildlife populations. If the dam is raised, uncertainties will remain about how water is used and who or what will see benefits

2018-06-11T10:21:20+00:00June 6th, 2018|California, Dams|

$1.5B awarded via feds’ Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program

Engineering News-Record » The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has chosen 26 projects to share $1.5 billion in grants for road or freight-related improvements that are important to a region or the nation overall. The selections disclosed on June 5, are the latest round of grants to help finance ”projects of national or regional significance” under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation, or FAST, Act.

2018-06-11T10:00:32+00:00June 6th, 2018|Federal Programs, Roads, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|
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