Hopes for infrastructure deal with Trump rise if Dems win House

The Hill » Democrats are vowing to fight tooth and nail to oppose President Trump’s agenda if they win back the House. But there is one area where they may try to work with the administration.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said an infrastructure and jobs package is a top priority for Democrats if they’re in the majority next year, and transportation is considered potential common ground between Trump and congressional Democrats.

2018-10-08T12:17:04+00:00October 4th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

California Roads Get ‘D’ Grade from Civil Engineers Amid Gas Tax Debate

Times of San Diego » California’s roads get a “D” and both its bridges and public transit a “C-” in a report card released Wednesday by the American Society of Civil Engineers.  In the report’s summary, the association urges voters to reject Proposition 6, which would end more than $5 billion in annual infrastructure funds. “With $5 billion annually hanging in the balance, the grades could quickly decline if these investments do not come to fruition,” said John Hogan, co-chair of the ASCE’s California Infrastructure Report Card Committee. “By defeating Prop. 6 in November, voters can ensure the funding from SB 1 will continue to provide critical funding for roads, bridges and transit.”

2018-10-08T12:31:18+00:00October 3rd, 2018|California, Highways, Roads|

A Race to the Finish on Oroville Dam Spillway Fix

Engineering News Record » Seemingly chaotic but actually highly choreographed and sequenced, the $1.1-billion Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project moves at an ultra-fast-track pace for one important reason: to repair the structures in time to protect cities, farmland and hundreds of thousands of people downstream of Oroville Dam before Northern California’s rainy season begins in November.

2018-10-08T12:05:01+00:00October 3rd, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam, Project to Watch|

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|

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco’s new $2B terminal

The Associated Press » San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of downtown after nearly a decade of construction. It was expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and up to 45 million people a year.

2018-09-27T09:29:18+00:00September 26th, 2018|California, Metro Rail / Transit, Rail|
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