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COMMENTARY | Manhattan Institute’s Michael Hendrix hopes we’ll not only look to the new, but consider taking down the old to “reknit” our urban fabric.
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The officials appeared before a Senate committee. Finding money for President Trump's public works plan remains a sticking point.
Nebraska's Deb Fischer, who chairs a Senate transportation subcommittee, made her remarks as the Trump administration is stumping for three new, major public works grant initiatives.
The effort will take place this week as part of the National League of Cities 2018 Congressional City Conference.
The White House has called for axing the grant program in each of the two budget plans it has sent to Congress.
Today’s storm will be tomorrow’s high tide.
March 9, 2018
The House speaker's remarks come one day after he ruled out the idea of raising the gas tax.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who leads a House infrastructure subcommittee, explained to Route Fifty why he's not quite ready to talk about raising new revenues for public works.
The streamlined broadband deployment the FCC is contemplating will lessen local control without making rural build-outs more likely.
Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.
The multi-billion dollar project features a rail tunnel in and out of Manhattan and is a priority in the New York City region. It's getting fresh attention as Congress works on a major spending bill.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah governor prays for much-needed snow; Wisconsin’s lead-foot problem; convicted Pa. mayor makes appeal to citizens; and homelessness hits new lows in Lexington, Ky.
"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.
They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.
A new multi-modal transportation hub has sparked mixed-use development and fueled neighborhood revitalization in North Carolina's capital city.
There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.
Meanwhile, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster says the "lame duck" session after this year's election could provide a window to pass a public works package.
The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some want Detroit to exclude a recalcitrant suburban neighbor; Bay Area cities gearing up for autonomous vehicles; New Jersey praised for bail system overhaul; souring tribal relations in an Oklahoma county.
Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.
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