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Trump officials push states to take power over more waterways

The Hill » The Trump administration is encouraging states and tribes to take over responsibility for environmental permitting in some water bodies that have traditionally been under federal power.

2018-08-09T15:48:39+00:00August 7th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News, Water|

Congress could provide funding for Gateway project » Gateway Tunnel funding continued to move through Congress as a key Senate committee approved money for the project despite President Donald Trump’s opposition to the project. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $71.4 billion funding bill for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1 that includes at least $2.5 billion for Amtrak and railroad grants.

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.

$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|

Majority of Americans say Trump is not giving infrastructure enough attention

The Hill » Fifty-five percent of Americans say the president, who unveiled a rebuilding framework earlier this year, is not giving infrastructure adequate attention, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. The poll also found that a majority of Americans, 62 percent, say the federal government is not spending enough dollars on infrastructure projects.

2018-05-24T14:22:02+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Polls, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|
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