California doesn’t want this towering water project. Trump administration may build it anyway

Los Angeles Times » The Trump administration is pushing forward with a colossal public works project in Northern California — heightening the towering Shasta Dam the equivalent of nearly two stories. The problem is that California is dead-set against the plan, and state law prohibits the 602-foot New Deal-era structure from getting any taller.

2018-03-20T07:46:42+00:00 March 15th, 2018|California, Dams, Trump & Infrastructure|

Trump administration cites augmented reality, satellite broadband as ‘transformative’ infrastructure projects

The Washington Post » The Trump administration wants to spend $20 billion on a range of risky but potentially “transformative” infrastructure projects, such as satellite networks to provide rural broadband, new launchpads for private rockets, and “augmented reality” technologies to visualize and manage urban traffic congestion, a senior official said Wednesday.

2018-03-20T08:44:38+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, Urban|

Mayors Are Demanding a Better Infrastructure Deal

City Lab » At the National League of Cities’ annual conference this week, mayors and city council members declared rebuilding infrastructure as their number-one priority in the year to come. And they’re determined to negotiate better terms on Trump’s infrastructure deal.

2018-03-14T15:55:57+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

As Trump Threatens to Kill New York Tunnel Project, Its Leader Responds

Governing » The Trump administration has refused to honor an informal, but widely touted, 2015 deal to help fund the project. Governing spoke with John D. Porcari, the interim executive director of the Gateway Program, about what the Trump administration’s criticisms meant for the initiative.

2018-03-14T16:10:54+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|
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