Top News 2017-09-26T09:14:41+00:00

Trump officials assure Republicans and infrastructure plan is coming

The Hill » The White House reassured Senate Republicans that President Trump still wants to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works, according to lawmakers who attended a meeting with administration officials on Wednesday.  But key details about the long-awaited infrastructure proposal remain up in the air.

October 18th, 2017|

Counties look to gas tax to fund roads and bridges

The Bismarck Tribune » North Dakota’s Association of Counties heard arguments for increasing the state’s fuel tax to help pay for the future construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges. “It’s happened in 26 states, it can happen here,” said Russ Hanson, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. “We need to come together and have those discussions.”

October 20th, 2017|

Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

The Washington Post » The costs to repair the nation’s tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday.

October 19th, 2017|

California’s Bullet Train Board Delays Award of Key Contract

Courthouse News » The California High-Speed Rail Authority punted one of the most important decisions during its monthly meeting Thursday, stoking concerns the entity is not moving quickly enough on the project.

October 19th, 2017|

McAuliffe announces USDOT approval of federal loan for I-66 public-private partnership

Augusta Free News » Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the United States Department of Transportation issued its approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the I-66 Outside the Beltway public-private partnership transportation project.

October 19th, 2017|