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Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Madison eyes a connected vehicle project; keeping a winter-weather homeless shelter open in Sacramento; a city in Alaska considers plastic bag ban; and coal ash dumping sites to close in Missouri.
Santa Cruz County has taken steps to improve internet accessibility in its rural parts but wants local government to have more of a say in federal and state broadband policy discussions.
Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.
The proposal may not align perfectly with what many local officials are looking for. But they’re pleased to see it fueling further discussion in D.C. about infrastructure.
Hint: 24 states, seeking new revenue, have already done it.
States and localities would play a big role in reaching the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion goal for investment in public works.
"The president talks a big act, but then he proposes a small bill," according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the funding would "augment" existing public works programs.
The White House budget proposal for fiscal 2019 is due out the same day.
Sen. John Boozman, an Arkansas Republican, says new legislation is meant to help communities "of all sizes, in every state secure loans so they can improve their crumbling infrastructure."
Incremental improvements are often overlooked. But they’re leading to improved travel times between Detroit and Chicago.
White House adviser DJ Gribbin also told mayors the plan would not propose cuts to existing, "formula" funding programs, like the Highway Trust Fund.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced a plan Monday to sell off Prepa, a move he hopes will ease the island’s energy and debt crises. But some groups on the island oppose the measure fiercely.
, The Atlantic
January 24, 2018
The 6-page document, published by Axios and Politico, shows what may be taking shape as the White House looks to formally release its proposal.
But there appears to be a limited appetite for such a proposal among Republicans in Congress.
Advocates worry the allure of Trump’s elusive infrastructure package is stalling improved Internet access, particularly in rural America.
Many of the Grand Canyon State’s residents are only living there now thanks to this action by Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago.
“What today’s bike sharing players must understand is that it takes a true, dedicated partnership between cities and providers to ensure bike sharing thrives,” according to the co-founder and CEO of Zagster.
, Special to Route Fifty
January 17, 2018
The debate over reinstating earmarking on Capitol Hill may come down to who’s best at allocating federal funds: elected officials or bureaucrats.
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