Construction Dive » The group Democracy Forward will release a report Tuesday that alleges potential conflicts of interest on Trump’s infrastructure advisory council. The board was led by two of Trump’s longtime New York developer allies, Richard Leak and Steven Roth, who were tapped to help shape his plan to shore up roads and bridges by leveraging public money with private investors’ involvement.
Herald-Whig » Fifteen years after Quincy began paying outside contractors to operate the wastewater treatment facility, proposals are being sought for private operation of the water treatment facility at Front and Hampshire. “We owe it to taxpayers to see if we can run that operation more efficiently,” Mayor Kyle Moore said.
Chicago Tribune » The Chicago Skyway now operates three reversible toll lanes to relieve rush hour congestion. The toll lanes are open to westbound traffic in the morning, and eastbound traffic by the afternoon. The reversible toll lanes are gated and will only open if the driver’s E-ZPass or I-Pass is properly read. Drivers in need of assistance can press a help button at the gate.
The Times of Northwest Indiana » The Indiana and Illinois Department of Transportation have agreed to keep the Illiana Expressway alive, a 47-mile tollway connected Interstate 65 in Indiana to Interstate 55 in Illinois. The Illiana Expressway is currently estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Illinois has suspended work on the project while Indiana moves forward, purchasing land and making changes to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) following a judge’s ruling that the statement is incomplete.