Trump’s Failed Infrastructure Plan Is a Wasted Opportunity

Governing » The need is indeed enormous. The American Society of Civil Engineers has graded the nation’s infrastructure as a D+ and warned that its deterioration is harming the nation’s ability to compete in the global economy. In the early days after Trump’s inauguration, Republican strategist Steve Bannon predicted that infrastructure would give the president an added bonus, the key to “an entirely new political movement, as exciting as the 1930s,” even “greater than the Reagan revolution.” It was such a good idea, the White House believed, that Trump’s team boosted the target to $1.5 trillion. But nearly two years after the election, the plan is by all reports dead. Everyone seems to love the idea of investment in infrastructure, but no one has figured out how to pay for it.

VIDEO: Foam injections help NCDOT reopen I-95 after flooding from Hurricane Florence

Equipment World » Hurricane Florence turned large sections of Interstates 95 and 40 into rivers, cutting off major north-south and east-west connections in the eastern part of the state. A week later, after flood waters receded, work crews drilled holes in pavement near two flooded bridges at the Lumber and Black rivers. The foam was injected into the holes. It hardens and stabilizes the ground beneath the road making a permanent repair to any holes that have formed underneath, NCDOT says.

2018-10-08T12:22:05+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Bridges, General Interest, News & Views, North Carolina|

Take a look at the new $3.8-billion super bridge that will span the Canada-US border (RENDERINGS)

Urbanized » Bridging North America (BNA), a private consortium that will design, build and then operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge over a 30-year period, has released drawings and computer renderings of the structure.

2018-10-08T12:26:49+00:00October 1st, 2018|Bridges, Canada, Gordie Howe International Bridge, Michigan, Project to Watch|

Kingston’s third bridge construction contract marks a first in North America

Global News Canada » The contract was awarded through a so-called integrated project delivery (IPD) model, believed to be a first in North America. Unlike traditional design-build models, the IPD team brings together the bridge designer/contractor and the bridge’s owner, plus city experts, to develop goals at the project’s outset, share information and accept their responsibilities as equal partners.

2018-10-05T14:59:30+00:00September 26th, 2018|Bridges, Federal Programs, Funding, Public-Private Partnerships|

Walsh/Shea 5 months behind on $2B Crenshaw-LAX rail

Construction Dive » Richard Clarke, the chief program management officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, told the agency’s construction committee on Thursday that the $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile light-rail line that will serve the City of Los Angeles and other areas, is approximately five months behind schedule.

2018-09-26T15:56:14+00:00September 24th, 2018|Bridges, California, Highways, Metro Rail / Transit, Rail|
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