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  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed rail upgrades between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding on Sunday. The bridge will be built near Wilmington. The...

  • New York gets $48M to protect bridges from erosion

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is receiving $47.8 million to "harden" its bridges against erosion. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state is receiving the money from the federal government to protect 20 bridges that are vulnerable to foundation erosion. The Democratic governor says...

  • Mexican president predicts oil and gas gains from energy reform

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto predicted big production gains in the oil and gas sector beginning in 2018 as a result of energy reforms its congress passed this month.

  • Rail service extension reaches DFW Airport

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas. Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four...

  • Federal court backs key electric grid policy

    A federal court on Friday upheld a key rule designed to spur investment in expensive electric grid infrastructure that could connect more people to renewable energy and other power sources.

  • $7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project to build a road, rail lines and utilities to serve the future Port of East St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn said at Thursday's ceremony that the port will be a major economic driver. The Belleville...

  • Section of California high-speed rail line OK'd

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Plans for construction of a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield are official. The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1l1nG4Y) that the federal Surface Transportation Board announced the plans Tuesday in a detailed report of the...

  • Obama signs $10.8 billion highway funding bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction. The bill the White House says Obama signed Friday will keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May, when lawmakers will again be challenged to come up with...

  • Why the U.S. could be the big winner of Mexico's energy reforms

    Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.

  • Twenty-one states will get millions to repair roads damaged by storms

    The Transportation Department on Thursday announced almost $334 million in emergency funds to help 21 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected emergencies.

  • Joe Biden is mad Congress won't pass something Obama opposes

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday ripped into congressional Republicans for not passing a gas tax increase to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. The only problem? The White House doesn't support a gas tax increase, either.

  • Poll: Americans diverge on how to pay for highways

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans think the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they can't agree on how to pay for new highways or repairs of old ones, according to a new Associated Press-GfKpoll. Six in 10 people surveyed said the cost of good...

  • Will spending more tax dollars on new roads or bike lanes make commuting easier?

    Traffic getting worse during commuter hours? Potholes from last winter still not filled? Don't understand why bike lanes are suddenly so important?

  • VIDEO --- Anthony Foxx: U.S. needs long-term transportation funding plan

    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said Monday that he and the previous 11 transportation secretaries will release an open letter to Congress demanding action on a long-term transportation investment plan.



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