US Infrastructure News

16 Apr 2014
The Port of Jacksonville is poised to get the congressional go-ahead to deepen its harbor in order to handle larger container ships, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a needed report.
30 Jul 2013
Eight companies and three consortia have responded to a request for qualification for the public-private partnership contract to build and operate a new container terminal at India’s Port of Ennore.
Bridge in Nevada.
29 Jul 2013
Let’s face it, unless there’s a sudden sea change, the U.S. Congress isn’t going to raise the motor fuels tax to increase transportation infrastructure spending any time soon. Here, then, are eight suggestions made by various infrastructure experts for how the U.S. can shore up freight infrastructure without raising taxes.
MOL Comfort. Photo courtesy gCaptain.
24 Jul 2013
As the first quarter drew to a close, 2013 was shaping up as a year of paradoxes....
23 Jul 2013
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has asked the General Accountability Office to examine the impact of shale oil and gas development on pipelines, rail and other transportation infrastructure and safety.
highway construction
23 Jul 2013
The Highway Trust Fund is dangerously close to insolvency, leaving Congress with three options on how to prevent the main driver of federal surface infrastructure funding from reaching a shortfall, a budget analyst told Congress on Tuesday morning.
money in the gas tank
18 Jul 2013
If California is the U.S. leader when it comes to environmental regulation, then Oregon could be the state to keep an eye on in terms of where transportation infrastructure funding is headed.
15 Jul 2013
Construction is progressing on the $1 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge at California’s Port of Long Beach.
10 Jul 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation’s draft Michigan Freight Plan, a supplement to the 2035 MI Transportation Plan, is available for public review through Aug. 7, via the State Long Range Plan Web site.
05 Jul 2013
Congress wants the Water Resources Development Act to help the nation meet that challenge by pumping more money into ports and completing infrastructure projects faster. The Senate passed its version of the bill in May, placing the onus on the House to bring its own version to conference this year. Here's what you need to know as the House takes on its version of WRDA.
JOC Senior Editor William B. Cassidy talks with Jack Wells, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Transportation
02 Jul 2013
Jack Wells, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Transportation, details the agency's progress on a National Strategic Freight Plan.
01 Jul 2013
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on the proposed deepening of Florida’s Port Everglades has said the project would improve safety and lessen delays...