Infrastructure

WH Clip Notes Crumbling Infrastructure In Kentucky

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The White House Monday launched a series of videos to highlight crumbling infrastructure in Eastern Kentucky as part of a media push to drum up support for President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill. As moderate Democrats and Republicans have been at loggerheads in coming up with an agreement on how much money to allocate to fixing …

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Senators Claim Bipartisan Deal On Infrastructure

CBS News reports: A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal Thursday on infrastructure legislation, after President Biden ended negotiations with a team of Republican senators on Tuesday. The group of five Republicans and five Democrats released a joint statement Thursday afternoon saying they had reached an agreement, although they did not offer any details about it. “Our group – …

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Biden Ends Infrastructure Negotiations With GOP

CNN reports: Weeks-long infrastructure negotiations between President Joe Biden and a Senate GOP group led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito broke down on Tuesday, according to an administration official, who said the White House has decided to shift its focus toward a bipartisan Senate group that has been meeting on a possible proposal. The decision to pivot follows an abrupt, …

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Cuomo Declares $11B Manhattan Rail Project Complete

Gothamist reports: Major construction on East Side Access located under Grand Central Terminal is complete. The 15-year long, $11 billion terminal and concourse is seven stories underground, and will allow Long Island Rail Road trains to pull into Grand Central Terminal, reducing the burden on Penn Station—and ultimately shave up to 40 minutes off commutes into Manhattan. About half the …

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Long Overdue NYC-NJ Rail Tunnels Get Approval

The New York Times reports: For five years, the plan to build a second pair of rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey has been deemed one of the most critical infrastructure projects in the country. But it needed a green light from federal officials. On Friday, after years of delays during the Trump administration, that approval officially …

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“Significant Crack” Closes Interstate Bridge [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said. A congressional Democrat from Tennessee flagged the crack as a warning sign of …

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