More Infrastructure Articles

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House...

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House...

  • 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?

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed about 120 days for M-1 Rail work. The roadway was shut Monday. Crews will...

  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...

  • 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.

  • Weekly Examiner: Another tragic airline disaster

    This week's biggest event happened on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was allegedly shot down out of the sky into Eastern Ukraine. The flight was carrying 298 people going from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

  • Roads are in bad shape, but just how bad?

    Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.

  • VIDEO: Obama pushes plan for private funding of public roads

    President Obama traveled to Delaware on Thursday to announce a new infrastructure initiative aimed at partnering the private and public sectors.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 17

    President Obama today will travel to Delaware where he'll announced a new infrastructure initiative at the Port of Wilmington.

  • Bogus cash pays for roads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some...

  • Who'll build the roads?

    "Tea Party members don't think there's a federal role in transportation!" complained Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week, near the site of a $5.8 million highway project.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 15

    President Obama's week of infrastructure will continue today as he is set to give a speech in Virginia on the economy.

  • White House backs GOP highway bill, putting it at odds with Democrats

    The White House signaled support late Monday for a short-term Republican fix to the Highway Trust Fund, backing a GOP bill slammed by Democratic leadership.

  • VIDEO: President Obama to focus on infrastructure this week

    President Obama has set his sights on infrastructure this week. Kicking things off, the White House released a report and an interactive map detailing the highway system in the U.S. and why it needs to be funded and fixed.



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