Top News 2017-07-03T14:50:15+00:00

California should mandate competitive bidding for government contracts

San Francisco Examiner » AB 1250  would require that counties make sure that they are saving the taxpayers money before they hire private outfits to provide public services. Lawmakers should pass it for a number of reasons.

August 13th, 2017|

A portion of Highway 1 in Big Sur has reopened. Now what?

Los Angeles Times » A 35-mile stretch of Highway 1 has reopened to traffic after a winter-storm landslide cut it off. However, the reopened section is accessible only via an inland route and remains hemmed in by coastal highway closures north and south.

August 11th, 2017|

Infrastructure borrowing drops as U.S. states await Trump plan details

Reuters » President Donald Trump arrived in office having promised a bold $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan over 10 years for roads, bridges, airports and transit systems crumbling by the day across the United States. But nearly seven months later the administration has produced few details on the future of federal infrastructure funding, one reason why state and municipal governments have issued fewer bonds to improve roads, water systems and other projects so far in 2017.

August 6th, 2017|

Carpool lanes, digital signs will change how Las Vegas drives

Las Vegas Review Journal » Rather than express lanes, motorists will be able to access carpool lanes along Interstate 15. And, giant, dynamic digital screens will tell us how fast to drive and warn of potential traffic snarls. The improvements are part of the $1 billion Project Neon, which calls for widening the Spaghetti Bowl freeway interchange of I-15 and U.S. Highway 95 by 2019. Just a year into construction, Project Neon is about 40 percent complete.

August 6th, 2017|

Border district Dems raise alarm over environmental impact of wall

The Hill » House Democrats representing districts along the U.S.-Mexico border expressed alarm on Friday that the Trump administration’s plans to waive certain environmental laws to build a wall could hurt wildlife.

August 4th, 2017|

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