US Infrastructure News

US Infrastructure News

03 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Ca., thinks shippers are so frustrated with freight bottlenecks on the U.S. highway network that they’re willing to fork over more money for national infrastructure.
02 Jun 2014
The US Congress is rummaging through the stamp drawer to find dollars for federal highway construction.
23 May 2014
The Senate’s vote for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act has sent the long-delayed port and waterway bill to President Obama for his likely signature.
12 May 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will likely be required to send back to the ports all proceeds from the Harbor Maintenance Tax under soon-to-be-enacted legislation, eventually resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars per year in federal money flowing back to seaports.
Snow in Chicago.
02 May 2014
CHICAGO — Chicago is living up to its reputation as the nation’s transportation bottleneck.
30 Apr 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in Chicago last week it’s “plausible” that Congress will reform the nation’s corporate tax system by the end of the year, giving President Barack Obama the $150 billion he needs for his four-year, $302 billion transportation plan.
29 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON — Long-delayed U.S.
25 Apr 2014
Vessel operators are being warned by the Coast Guard to make sure their vessels can fit under the 151-foot vertical clearance of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Bayonne Bridge, which two ships have struck during the last four months.
23 Apr 2014
The Port of Houston Authority has received a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft permit for deepening the port’s Bayport terminal channel, and it said it expects soon to receive a similar permit for its Barbours Cut terminal.
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.
06 Mar 2014
The Obama administration has said Georgia can’t use its own money to begin deepening Savannah’s harbor until a new Water Resources Development Act is passed. Port and state officials say they still hope to start dredging this year.
A foggy Minnesota highway
26 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — Is President Obama’s proposal to increase surface transportation funding through corporate tax reform the new “peace” dividend?