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DOT Grants $225M in Funds for Rural Bridge Projects

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $225 million in grant funding for a number of road and bridge projects in rural areas, a move that was part of the Competitiv...


Military Funding for Border Wall Approved

Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved $3.6 billion in funding—largely pulled from military construction projects, including housing—to go toward building 175 miles of t...


$1.6B in Contracts Awarded for Seattle Rail

Last month, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) Board of Directors announced that they had awarded two contracts totaling more than $1.6 billion for the Lynnwo...


Finland-Estonia Undersea Rail Faces Issues

A proposed 15-billion-euro ($16.8 billion) undersea rail tunnel, connecting the capitals of Finland and Estonia, recently hit its first stumbling block: more details related to funding are n...


NV-CA High-Speed Train Back on Track

Announced last week, Virgin Trains USA is ready to connect a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California after a series tax-related delays.


CA to Build World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently entered its final design stage for an $8.7 million animal overpass, slated to cross the Los Angeles 101 Freeway.


Rolling Bridge Opens Canal to Water Traffic

Striving to provide a new connection for a redeveloping industrial sector of London, as well as re-opening a canal to boat traffic, architect Thomas Randall-Page recently kicked off a crowdf...


Los Angeles Transit Plans Updated, Refined

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project is exploring options for four potential routes, in addition to a new pr...


National Parks Face $12B Infrastructure Backlog

The National Park Service recently released a fiscal 2018 report that indicates around $12 billion in infrastructure work is currently under deferred maintenance, meaning potential safety th...


U.S. DOT Announces $477M in Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week that the Department of Transportation will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants.


Protective Seawalls Could Cost Coasts $416B

In a recent report by the Center for Climate Integrity—a project of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development—in partnership with engineering firm Resilient Analytics, various...


$292.7M in Funding Announced for Ports

Just last month, the United States Department of Transportation announced a new Port Infrastructure Development Program.


MARAD Announces Small Shipyard Grants

Early last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that $19.6 million in funding would go toward capital improvements at 28 small shipyards, a...


MI Officials Consider Selling Bridge

In an attempt to avoid a 45-cent-per-gallon increase in Michigan’s fuel tax on gasoline—a plan proposed to accumulate money to fix the state’s roads—House Republicans are now considering a p...


House Committee Approves Transportation Bill

Earlier this month, the United States House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide funding for transportation projects and bettering national resilience, as well as addr...


Las Vegas-SoCal Rail Project Delayed

Plans for a $4 billion high-speed rail project connecting Southern California and Las Vegas have been delayed by up to two years due to the company responsible being unable to land tax abate...


Report: $1B Needed To Retrofit Seattle Buildings

According to the City of Seattle’s National Development Council, in their most recent Funding Unreinforced Masonry Retrofits report, vital earthquake safety fixes have been estimated to cost...


DOE Announces $33.5M in Energy Funding

The United States Department of Energy has recently announced that through an Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices Funding Opportunity, it will be ...


UK to Replace Grenfell-Style Cladding

The Ministry of Housing recently announced that combustible Grenfell Tower-style cladding on private residential high-rise blocks will be replaced at the cost of roughly 200 million pounds (...


AG Audit: PennDOT Diverted $4.2B from Repairs

According to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, more than $4.25 billion has been transferred from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Motor License Fund (gas tax funding) to the stat...


OSHA Announces $10.5M in Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that $10.5 million in funding will be available this year through its Susan Harwood Training ...


Lawmakers Reveal $2T Infrastructure Agreement

Just yesterday, President Donald J. Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced the agreement of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The proposal focuses on roads, bridges, highways,...


DOT Announces $900M in Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Monday (April 22), totaling $900 million in grants through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Dev...


Chicago Approves $1.6B in Subsidies

Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council approved a tax increment financing plan for $1.6 billion in subsidies for the Lincoln Yards and “The 78” in order to unlock both developments' po...


Flint Water Receives $77M in Funding

Marking its five-year anniversary since the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that the city would be receiving $77.7 million in federa...


NYC Rail Rehab Considered Despite Funding

Project organizers for the Hudson Tunnel—a new rail tunnel slated to run between New York and New Jersey— are reviewing their options after key federal funding for the $13 billion project pr...


Hong Kong Plans $79B Artificial Island

The Hong Kong government has recently announced its plans to build what will be one of the world’s largest artificial islands.The Lantau Vision Tomorrow scheme is slated to ease the territor...


WA Ports Approve Terminal Renovations

Earlier this month, both the Seattle and Tacoma ports voted to approve a nearly half-billion-dollar deal that would go toward the renovation of Terminal 5 as well as change some of Terminal ...


Funding for VA Bridge-Tunnel Approved

Late last month, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, working in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, announced the approval of funding for th...


Funding for Oroville Dam Repairs Denied

The Trump administration recently announced that it will not reimburse the state of California for much of the repair costs associated with the Oroville Dam incident, citing that the project...


FL Wastewater Plant Powered by Solar

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (Key Largo, FL) recently installed 334 solar panels on the rooftop and over the chlorine contact basins at its main plant.


Funding Approved for Last Leg of LA Subway

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced late last month the approval of a budget more than $3.2 billion for the last leg of the $8.2 billion Purple Line Extens...


BUILD Grant Funding Cut by $600M

Funding for the Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants took a $600 million cut in the $333 billion fiscal year 2019 spending bill Presiden...


Federal Grant Approved for WA Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration recently approved a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for a 8.5-mile light rail project slated for Seattle. Th...


EPA Announces $20.8M in Water Treatment Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an emailed press release early last week the award of more than $20.9 million to Nevada for improvements to wastewater and water infrast...


Donors to Sue Garden Bridge Trust Over Project

Wealthy individuals who provided financial donations to London’s Garden Bridge project are now seeking to sue the charity behind the endeavor, with one alleging that the money had been flush...


Terminals Included in $1.5B Worth of US Grants

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $1.5 billion in infrastructure funding to 91 projects across 49 states, including the District of Columbia.


DOT Announces $1.5B in Infrastructure Grants

On Tuesday (Dec. 11), the Department of Transportation announced $1.5 billion in infrastructure funding to 91 projects across 49 states, including the District of Columbia, with bridge proje...


CA Officials Approve $43B Transportation Plan

Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority announced the approval of a $43.4 billion plan that will serve as a guideline for how infrastructure...


Delaware to Invest $4B in Transportation

Delaware Gov. John Carney, joining Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan, announced late last month that more than $3.2 billion will be invested in the state’s infrastructure and transp...


Congress Approves Spending, Delays DOT Talks

In a race against the clock to avoid a government shutdown, the majority of the U.S. Senate voted last week to approve a $854 billion spending bill that includes funding for the Department o...


No Charges Over Ontario Bridge Controversy

The investigation of an Ontario bridge replacement that ballooned to nearly twice its original projected cost has wrapped up with no indication of criminal wrongdoing.


$2.5B Bond to Help with TX Flood Prep

Residents of Harris County, Texas, hard-hit one year ago by the flooding rains of Hurricane Harvey, have approved a $2.5 billion bond measure to fund more than 200 flood-mitigation projects,...


Senate Passes Bill with $1B for BUILD Grants

Early last week, the U.S. Senate passed a proposal that provides $1 billion in infrastructure grants for fiscal 2019—funding that would go to BUILD infrastructure grants, formerly known as T...


MARAD Announces Small Shipyard Grants

To help increase efficiency and growth for small shipyards, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently awarded $20 million in grants to 29 shipyards as part of ...


House Infrastructure Chair Unveils Draft Plan

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pennsylvania, who serves as chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled a draft proposal Monday to provide the long-languishing Highway...


CA Authorizes $2.7B in Water Storage Work

California officials have approved more than $2.5 billion in spending for water projects in the state, including new and expanded dams and reservoirs in the Santa Clara Valley and Contra Cos...


NY Comptroller: High-Risk Dams Need Funding

A new report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli estimates that it would take $360 million to repair all of the high- and intermediate-hazard dams in the state, though th...


Garden Bridge Trustees Aired Early Concerns

A new report indicates that the group behind the failed Garden Bridge, planned for London's River Thames, was made aware of several problems with the project before the contract was signed f...


Oroville Work to Spill into 2019; FEMA May Not Pay

Work to repair California's Oroville Dam will last into 2019, according to the latest update from the agency in charge of the job, and state and local officials could be searching for a way ...


DOT Announces BUILD Grants to Replace TIGER

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday (April 20) that it has replaced the TIGER grant program, which had supplied funds to infrastructure projects since 2010, with the BUILD...


MARAD Makes $19M Available for Shipyard Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced last week that it has $19.6 million set aside for this year’s Small Shipyard Grants, aimed at fostering efficiency, ...


Costs Rise, Timeline Extended for CA Bullet Train

The cost of California’s bullet train, which is slated to run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, could rise from $77.3 billion to $98.1 billion, with the completion date being bumped back to...


DOT Announces $500M in TIGER Funding

The United States Department of Transportation has announced its latest round of TIGER grant awards, distributing $500 million to 41 infrastructure projects as part of a program that may be ...


Trump Reportedly Still Eyes Gas Tax Hike

President Donald J. Trump is still looking into raising the federal gas tax by 25 cents to help fund his $1.5 billion infrastructure plan, according to reports, which may lead to a large den...


Trump Infrastructure Plan Begins to Materialize

President Donald J. Trump announced in his first State of the Union address Tuesday (Jan. 30) that he would push Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package—even larger than the ...


Senate Dems Introduce Bridge Grants Bill

Senate Democrats introduced a bill last week to fund fixes to the country’s structurally deficient bridges, legislation that, while perhaps a long shot in a Congress controlled by Republican...


DOE Oil and Gas Grants Include Coating Research

The U.S. Department of Energy last week announced $30 million in funding to further unconventional oil and gas recovery methods, including nearly $1.5 million for research into coatings for ...


DOE Announces Offshore Wind Research Funds

The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that it would provide $18.5 million in new funding for research related to offshore wind power in an effort to overcome challenges to the ad...


Garden Bridge Fallout Continues

The London Assembly has summoned former London Mayor Boris Johnson to answer questions related to the ill-fated Garden Bridge plan, citing the fact that Johnson, an early bridge proponent, d...


Bayonne Bridge Project Cost Rises Again

The raising of the deck of the Bayonne Bridge, between Bayonne, New Jersey, and Staten Island, is getting closer to completion, but the cost of the job keeps going up.


Report: US Infrastructure Funding 'Not Dire'

It’s common knowledge that infrastructure in the United States is in shambles and needs a major boost in order to get the nation up to standard—or is it? A new report from policy think tank ...


Infrastructure Plan Due in January

The administration of President Donald J. Trump is reportedly planning to release its long-awaited plan to jump-start infrastructure work in the United States in January.


CA Raises Gas Tax to Fund Road Projects

Despite vocal opposition from Republicans, the state of California has increased its gas tax by several cents as of Wednesday, part of a larger plan to create and maintain infrastructure sta...


MARAD Issues Small Shipyard Grants

In a move aimed at investing in small shipyards and strengthening their competitiveness, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $9.8 million in gra...


$260M Garden Bridge Plan Crumbles

More than three months after London Mayor Sadiq Khan pulled his support from the foundering Garden Bridge project, the River Thames plan is officially dead in the water.


Federal FASTLANE Grants Announced

A number of bridge replacements, rail projects and port enhancements around the country will be getting a boost from the U.S. Department of Transportation courtesy of its FASTLANE grants pro...


Delaware Bridge Gets Innovative Materials Grant

Ultra-high-performance concrete will be used in the overlay for a deficient bridge in Delaware, an "innovative" material usage that has netted the project a $275,000 federal grant.


Senate May Move Alone on Infrastructure

New reports indicate that a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators may attempt to pass their own infrastructure bill this fall if none materializes from the White House, where the matter has seem...


Report Highlights Infrastructure Spending Gap

According to a new report issued by the Global Infrastructure Hub, nearly a fifth of needed global infrastructure investment could go unfunded if spending forecasts hold true.


OSHA Grants $10.5M for Worker Safety

This year, $10.5 million is available for the Susan Harwood Training Grants, which fund worker-safety education programs run by nonprofits, according to the Department of Labor’s Occupationa...


OSHA Offers $10.5M in Worker Safety Grants

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that $10.5 million is available in this year’s round of Susan Harwood Training Grants, which fund worker...


NPS Maritime Heritage Grants Fund Ship Preservation

Projects involving lead paint abatement and hull and deck preservation on some historic vessels are among the awardees of this year's Maritime Heritage Grants, from the U.S. National Park Se...


$1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan ‘Weeks’ Away

President Donald J. Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan is just weeks from being unveiled, according to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and it will reportedly include $...


Trump Floats Idea of Raising Federal Gas Tax

President Donald J. Trump said othat he was considering raising the federal tax on gasoline, and using the new revenue for his infrastructure package.


London Mayor Scraps Plan For Garden Bridge

London's controversial Garden Bridge project is all but dead: Mayor Sadiq Khan has scrapped the controversial plan for the span across the River Thames, saying on Friday (April 28) he would ...


Golden Gate Suicide Barrier Work Kicks Off

A ceremony Thursday marked the start of work on the long-planned suicide-deterrent net that will hang from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with the intention of stopping potential jumpers...


Garden Bridge Trust Disputes Report's Findings

The squabble over the feasibility of London’s troubled Garden Bridge project continued Thursday (April 13), as a member of the charity behind the span disputed a call for it to be scrapped.


FHWA Releases $768M in Emergency Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released more than $768 million in funds for emergency work on highways and bridges damaged by storms and catastrophic events, in what it says is on...


Trump Budget Cuts Transportation Funding

The budget proposal put forth last week by President Donald J. Trump would see the federal government taking a step back in its funding of transportation projects, leading some to question h...


Regulators Clear Garden Bridge Trust

Regulators in London say the charitable organization behind a controversial 1,200-foot-long pedestrian bridge that would cross the Thames River has acted financially sound. But, questions st...


Commission: Garden Bridge Trust Acted Properly

The organization behind London’s controversial Garden Bridge project is in the clear, at least in terms of its business practices, as a government regulator has issued a report indicating th...


Grants Offered for Lead Work

The federal government says it will offer dozens of grants to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower-income households in order to protect young children.


Cost Probe into Parliament Repair Plan

A massive, multi-billion pound plan to renovate the crumbling Palace of Westminster in London is under investigation by parliamentary officials, reports relate.


Infrastructure Ideas Fly in Washington

The first full week of President Donald J. Trump’s administration included a $1 trillion infrastructure bill proposal from Democrats and the leak of two lists of potential administration inf...


Garden Bridge: 'Not a Sure Thing'

Plans to build the most expensive pedestrian bridge in the world are up in the air, according to various reports.


London’s Planned Garden Bridge in Jeopardy

A proposed pedestrian bridge in London that would serve as a “floating park” over the River Thames is in jeopardy, according to reports, and even if it isn’t built, it could come at consider...


Bridge Owner Sues to Stop Gordie Howe

The owners of a major bridge on the U.S.-Canada border have filed a new lawsuit in an attempt to stop the construction of a new bridge nearby.


Posters Reveal State Project Capital Data

State expenditures and major coating projects on the horizon are featured in a set of informational wall posters being offered by Paint BidTracker for 2017.


Delay Forecast for Infrastructure Plan

The infrastructure plan promised by President-elect Donald J. Trump likely won’t come to fruition during his first 100 days in office, Congressional leaders say—but figuring out how to pay f...


Flint Crisis Sparks More Felony Charges

Four more officials are facing charges over the state and city response to the drinking-water crisis in Flint, MI, after the state’s attorney general announced a new round of legal actions T...


Golden Gate ‘Suicide Net’ Contract Awarded

After years of discussion, the contract for a suicide-deterrent net to be added to San Francisco’s landmark Golden Gate Bridge has been awarded, and construction is set to begin in 2017.


$8M Underwrites Pipeline MIC Research

A research project focused on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in pipelines is receiving nearly $8 million in funding toward ongoing research into the issue.


Congress OKs Water Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Congress has passed water infrastructure legislation that includes provisions to fund emergency repairs to the drinking water system in Flint, MI, and to perform work that will impr...


Budget Stopgap Delays FAST Act Hikes

An increase in federal funding that was slated as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act is on hold through late April as part of a budget stopgap passed in the eleventh hou...


ARTBA Predicts 2017 Transportation Growth

A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association predicts some growth in the transportation construction market in 2017, fueled by both increased highway work and mo...


LA Metro to Pay I-405 Contractor $300M

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority will pay nearly $300 million more to the contractor on a highway-widening project that took five years and already cost more than twice its ori...


Superfund Site Cleanup to Begin

Federal environmental authorities have reached agreements with several public and private entities, including PPG Architectural Finishes and the City of San Francisco, to begin cleanup of an...


Guggenheim Helsinki Plans Sunk by Council

Plans for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland, look to be dead in the water after the capital’s city council voted early Thursday to reject the proposal once and for all.


Golden Gate Repainting Put Off, Report Says

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is long overdue for a paint job, according to Bay Area media outlets, which note that the span’s main cable housing hasn’t gotten a wholesale recoat...


Parsing Out Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Nearly three weeks into the presidential transition process, President-elect Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan has shown itself to be a popular idea, but perhaps not an easy one...


US Bridge Report: Deficiency on the Rise

An annual look at the condition and safety of American bridges shows that more are in questionable condition than were last year—and funding is still on state bridge engineers’ minds as thei...


Stadium Official Resigns as Costs Soar

An official charged with “maximizing the legacy” of the London 2012 Olympic Games has stepped down amid an investigation involving ballooning costs of a stadium transformation project, accor...


Canada Floats $35B Infrastructure Bank Plan

An infrastructure bank that would combine government and private investment dollars for big road, transit and energy projects is part of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan for the...


$6.5M Available for Building Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $6.5 million is up for grabs through its Building Technologies Office for partners who are working to put building efficiency programs into p...


Groups Press Candidates on Infrastructure

A group of industry organizations has asked the two major-party presidential nominees to keep long-term infrastructure solutions as part of their presidential plans.


Coatings, Corrosion Detection Projects Funded

Three higher education institutions are sharing $900,000 in federal funding intended to promote the development of research projects contributing to the prevention or mitigation of pipeline ...


End in Sight for NJ Work Freeze

Nearly three months after all nonessential road, bridge and transit projects were halted in New Jersey, the state’s governor and political leaders have reached an agreement on how to repleni...


Foundation Releases Road Spending Ratings

South Carolina and South Dakota get top marks in a new report on the cost-effectiveness of highway systems in the 50 states, released by a well-known think tank.


OSHA: $10.5M in Safety Training Grants

The federal agency charged with safeguarding workers in the U.S. is awarding $10.5 million to 77 organizations nationwide to help increase workers' and supervisors' worksite safety.


Support for Tolls, Mileage Fees Grows

A recent survey of American drivers suggests that most support the idea of tolls if they’ll help ease congestion and limit drive times.


Finland Blocks Guggenheim Funding

A planned Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki is in jeopardy after one of Finland’s ruling parties has said it will refuse to commit government funding to the project.


OSHA Grants to Train Workers

Workplace safety regulators have awarded $10.5 million in grants to 77 nonprofit organizations across the country in an effort to create safer worksites.


Senate Passes Bill to Fund Flint Fixes

A $9 billion water infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate late last week, with hundreds of millions allocated for improvements to systems in Flint, MI, and other cities with potentially ...


Agency Seeks Living Building Ideas

Surfaces that don’t fade or flake; roofing that “breathes” to control airflow; and building materials that heal themselves after damage are just a few of the technologies that could be furth...


NJ Transportation Work Stoppage Rolls On

More than six weeks after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered a shutdown of state road and bridge projects, he is asking state officials to free up funds for emergency road and rail w...


Energy Department Funds Coatings Research

Three organizations will be able to make use of federal funding to perform research on ways that coatings can contribute to reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy.


Trump's Huge Plan for Infrastructure Spending

Almost nine months after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed her proposed $275 billion infrastructure spending plan, Republican nominee Donald Trump announced he would...


$500 Million Supports Transportation Projects

Highway improvements, modernization of port terminals, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, and rail projects are among 40 of the transportation projects nationwide that will share nearly ...


NJ Shutdown Week 1: 1,700 Jobs, $41M

As the shutdown of road, bridge and rail work continues into its second week in New Jersey, a trade association representing the U.S. transportation design and construction industry has iden...


Golden Gate Suicide Net Bids Come in High

Officials say plans for a “suicide barrier” on the Golden Gate Bridge will go on, but the process may have hit a snag when the lowest bid for its construction came in at nearly twice the exp...


Architecture Group Faces $3M Lawsuit

The leaders of a now-defunct U.S.-based humanitarian architecture and design group face a $3 million lawsuit alleging the mishandling of donated funds, according to various reports.


$3.5B in Transportation Work Halts in NJ

Hundreds of road and bridge projects valued at nearly $3.5 billion have been shut down as of Friday (July 8) as transportation funding in New Jersey threatens to run out by late summer.


Interstates Turn 60, Groups Urge Funding

As the U.S. wishes a happy 60th birthday to its interstate highway system, some industry groups say the network of roads looks every bit its age, and then some.


Penn Station May Get a ‘Halo’

A new passenger experience has been proposed for New York City’s iconic Pennsylvania Station, but it’s not going to be in the traditional train cars rolling in and out of the station.


‘Brexit’ Leaves UK Projects in Limbo

Last week’s British vote to leave the European Union had immediate fallout in the markets, but it may also have longer-term effects on infrastructure investment in the U.K.


Report: Global Infrastructure Underfunded

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute looks at infrastructure spending from a global perspective, and proffers suggestions as to how the industry might bridge the spending gaps tha...


Housing Official Accused of Bribery

A former Cleveland nonprofit housing official and two contractors face federal charges in a case involving cash bribes and improper lead-based paint abatement at several renovation projects....


ASCE: Failing Infrastructure Hurts Economy

America’s failure to invest adequately in infrastructure updates comes at a substantial cost to individuals, according to a new report issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Grants Help Preserve Historic Structures

Two federal agencies that share a commitment to maritime preservation and education have announced the award of nearly $2.6 million in matching funds to help preserve the sites and objects—f...


Taxes Weigh Heavily on Construction

While tax expenditures vary by industry, construction appears to bear the highest business tax burden, according to a recent report from the White House and the Department of the Treasury.


AIA: A P3 Remedy for US Infrastructure

No one wants to see another Flint water crisis, but aging water distribution systems are only part of the public infrastructure woes facing states and localities. In 2013, The American Socie...


US Ports to Create 1.6 Million Jobs

Over the next five years, U.S. seaports and their private-sector partners plan to spend $154.8 billion on port-related infrastructure, according to the latest investment survey by the Americ...


SSPC Scholarship Deadline: April 30

For North American college students, time is running out to apply for scholarships from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


PPG Gives $385K to Area Education

In support of educational outreach programs in the Pittsburgh area, PPG recently donated more than $385,000 in grants to local organizations through its charitable arm, The PPG Foundation.


CA Agency Presents 40-Year, $120B Plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has issued what it terms a “bold plan to transform transportation.”


PPG Invests $385K in Educational Programs

PPG Industries Inc.’s charitable arm reports it has donated more than $385,000 to support educational programming in the Pittsburgh area.


HUD to Grant $100M for Lead Removal

The federal government is offering more than $100 million in grants to aid in the elimination of lead-based paint hazards in low-income housing, authorities announced.


CA May Choose Between Water and Rail

A movement is afoot in California that seeks to divert funds intended for the state’s high speed rail plans to water infrastructure projects instead.


DOT Promotes Project Funding Sources

The U.S. Department of Transportation has made known two potential sources of funding for infrastructure projects across the country.


EPA Funds Student, Small Biz Innovation

The Environmental Protection Agency is working with students and small businesses around the country to support green building technologies, innovative technologies that protect the environm...


USDOT Opens Funding for the FASTLANE

Applications are now being accepted for federal funding available through a new program included in the recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.


DOT Backs Island Infrastructure Plans

Federal transportation officials are committed to supporting and improving infrastructure projects in Puerto Rico.


Nanocoating Startup Nets $746K Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded an Arkansas-based startup a six-figure grant for its work on a glass coating said to make the material anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly t...


USDOT: $500M for Transportation Projects

The United States Department of Transportation is accepting applications for funding targeted at U.S. surface transportation projects through its TIGER competitive grant program.


Glass Nanocoating Work Wins $746K Grant

A Fayetteville, AR, startup has been awarded a $746,000 National Science Foundation grant in recognition of its work on a glass coating said to make the material anti-reflective, self-cleani...


EPA Awards Focus on Sustainable Tech

Federal environmental authorities are investing in green building technologies and other innovative ideas developed by 38 student teams from around the country.


$98.1B Slated for FY2017 USDOT Work

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has shared detailed information on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s budget for fiscal year 2017 in a series of recent statements.


President Requests $1.4B for U.S. Buildings

The nation’s largest landlord will be able to put nearly $1.4 billion in funds toward federal building developments and other projects under President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposal.


EPA Allots $182M for CA Water Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making $182 million in funding available for California to invest in projects that will improve local drinking water and wastewater infrastructur...


Mayors Say Roads, Transit Top Tasks

Infrastructure tops the list of concerns reported by 89 mayors representing cities across the United States, according to a recent report from Boston University.


EPA Assesses Wastewater Infrastructure

A recent survey by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure over the next five years...


Grants Available for Small US Shipyards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is making funding available in support


EPA Invests in State Water Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $165 million dollars to six New England states in support of water projects that safeguard public health and the envir...


Clinton Targets Infrastructure, Jobs

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed some insights into her proposed infrastructure and jobs plans during a campaign event held Sunday (Nov. 29) in Boston.


Sherwin-Williams Funds Materials Study

A materials research program at an university in Cleveland is getting a boost from the paint and coatings giant that shares its hometown.


Guide Clarifies P3 Payment Protections

Construction of projects for public use through public-private partnerships (P3) continues to increase at all levels of government, including the state and local levels.


Garden Bridge Shows Signs of Life

Despite being classified by many as an unneeded vanity project, London’s controversial Garden Bridge project appears to have gotten a new lease on life.


Sherwin-Williams Backs IAM Research

Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams Company is making a $1-million commitment to materials research through the Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU),...


New Centers Aid in Project Investment

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new program to support transportation initiatives across the country, from which the American Association of State Highway and Transport...


Axalta Lays a Path for Student Success

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coatings Systems is making an investment in the education of the industry’s future workforce.


Most Likely to Succeed: Infrastructure

Which of the presidential candidates are likely to be best for the future of the nation’s infrastructure? One market research firm crunched the numbers and came up with a ranking of those pr...


$54M Supports Pipeline Safety Programs

State programs that involve inspection, incident investigation and enforcement for pipeline safety are receiving funding totaling more than $54 million dollars from the Pipeline and Hazardou...


OSHA Awards $10.5M in Training Grants

Eighty nonprofit organizations have been named recipients of $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants through a U.S. Department of Labor program targeting high-risk worke...


OSHA Underwrites Safety Programs

Eighty nonprofit organizations have been named recipients of $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants through a U.S. Department of Labor program targeting high-risk worke...


Architects Hope for Real Minas Tirith

Let’s say that in the darkest depths of Mordor, you meet a girl so fair. So of course, you want to take her to the city of Minas Tirith where she will be protected by Elves, Dwarves, the Whi...


All Eyes on Road Fund Extension

Florida transportation officials are trying to identify which projects they need, and which they can live without. In Indiana, the state’s Department of Transportation is looking at out how ...


Garland Raises $68K for At-Risk Youth

Employees of a Cleveland-based building-envelope product manufacturer have raised more than $68,000 to support an organization that aims to inspire at-risk youth.


Roofer to Pay $1.6M in Wage Case

MILWAUKEE--A Wisconsin roofing contractor will pay $1.6 million in restitution and damages after underpaying workers on federally funded housing projects, according to authorities.


Olympic Arena Transformation Costs Soar

LONDON--UK politicians are demanding publication of the full details of a costly and controversial redevelopment deal involving the 2012 Olympic stadium.


Quick Fix, and New Warning, on Roads

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congress has slapped another short-term patch on U.S. transportation funding, continuing a pattern that has repeatedly brought road and bridge spending to the brink of deple...


ASCE Launches Free Infrastructure App

WASHINGTON, DC—America's civil engineers have a new app to inform and rally the public about the grim state of the nation's infrastructure.


Outlook: Construction to ‘Disappoint’

CHICAGO—The good news: Roads and bridges will see greater investment than other nonresidential sectors in the years ahead. The bad news: That's not saying much. And it will still be far less...


A Pipeline Plan from the Star Trek Man

SUNNYVALE, CA—He's famously run a starship and doled out hotel deals, but now William Shatner has a new role: Pipeline Negotiator.


WA Carries on with Novel Bridge Plan

OLYMPIA, WA—A proposal to build a bridge from retired Navy aircraft carriers has gotten a $90,000 salute from Washington State representatives.


Contractor Agrees to $1M DBE Settlement

ATLANTA—A Georgia general contractor will pay $1 million for false claims made on construction projects involving the Federal Highway Administration's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise progr...


Coast Guard Can't Back $74M Bridge

Missing paperwork on a $74 million U.S. Coast Guard-funded upgrade to a railway bridge means that the project may have been mismanaged by millions of dollars, the federal government reports.


Nix the Quick Fix, AASHTO Urges Feds

State transportation officials are pitching Congress hard for long-term investment into the federal Highway Trust Fund.


DOL Offers $100M for Apprenticeships

High-skilled, high-growth industries will get $100 million in grants to expand apprenticeship programs, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.


Quebec to Gates: #PaintYourBridgeBill

Two Quebec-area mayors want the richest man in the world to open his wallet and paint a bridge.


Nanotech Company Gets $300K Grant

A small California-based nanotechnology company has received $300,000 in federal funding to further develop innovative polymers for use in sustainable wood coatings.


$2.5M Awarded for Shipbuilding Research

Coatings, surface preparation and corrosion control projects will share in more than $2.5 million in funding newly awarded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


Grants Address Modern Architecture

With its sights set on conserving iconic 20th century architecture, the Getty Foundation says it will award a series of grants to preserve the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jørn Utzon, amo...


‘Angels’ Aid Construction Victims

When lives and livelihoods are shattered by serious construction accidents, a group of angels is there to help.


Construction Angels are Here to Help

Accidents strike construction job sites in a heartbeat—and, all too often, with fatal consequences.


Audit: FHWA Missing Rule Deadlines

As America's two-year transportation bill ticks toward expiration, the Federal Highway Administration is still years behind on implementing some of its required bridge safety and funding pro...


Roads, Bridges to Get $333.9M in Relief

Nearly 40 repair projects in 21 U.S. states will get emergency relief funds to address a backlog of maintenance, federal transportation officials say.


DOT Cuts Set as Highway Fund Fades

The U.S. transportation chickens are coming home to roost, carrying a plan to start cutting federal aid to every state—and soon.


Work to Resume on 3 World Trade Center

After an insurance snafu and several failed funding attempts, construction is finally set to resume this year at 3 World Trade Center.


U.S. Disaster-Proofing Gets $1B Boost

Reeling from a deadly series of natural disasters, devastated communities across the U.S. now have an additional billion-dollar incentive to rebuild more resiliently. But the incentive has s...


Disaster-Hit States to Compete for $1B

The federal government is committing nearly $1 billion to help communities stricken by natural disasters develop ways to rebuild more resiliently.


Funding Boosts Canada’s Corrosion R&D

A nearly $600,000 investment in corrosion research will benefit the oil, gas, marine and other industries subjected to Canada's harsh Arctic environment.


Contractor Barred for Wage Fraud

An Arizona subcontractor is banned from federal projects for three years and is repaying nearly $200,000 in back wages after federal prosecutors found falsified payroll records on a highway ...


UK Boosts Sustainable Marine Coatings

Fostering research to develop sustainable antifoulants, the UK has awarded £500,000 ($837,400 USD) to a consortium of businesses and universities.


Couple Driven to Solar Innovation

A couple from Idaho has big plans for solar. They hope to transform paved surfaces in the U.S. with smart, tough solar panels in order to curb the nation's dependence on fossil fuels.


Duo Envisions Paving the Solar Way

An Idaho couple wants to replace pretty much every paved surface in the U.S. with smart, tough solar panels—and they’d like you to open your wallet to the idea.


Report: 63K Bridges Await Federal Fix

At least 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally compromised, including hundreds on heavily traveled urban interstate highways, a new report says.


U.S. Funds a Big Look at Tiny Materials

The federal government has put nearly $10 million into examining the environmental impact of science's fastest-growing field: nanomaterials.


EPA Looks Closer at Nanomaterial Impact

The federal government is investing nearly $10 million in research aimed at understanding the impact of nanomaterials throughout their life cycle—from design to disposal.


Panel Rejects Ike Memorial Design

The controversial memorial design honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been rejected by a federal panel that oversees planning in the nation's capital.


Fashioning a Fix for Medieval Bridge

Bridges are the new black in Italy, where fashion-funded infrastructure projects are becoming a more common, if not controversial, way to boost cash-strapped public funds.


Housing Leads Construction Comeback

U.S. construction is off to a roaring start in 2014, with both employment and spending increases notching their highest levels in years, according to an analysis of new government data by th...


Construction Jobs, Spending Hit Highs

It’s shaping up to be a good year for the U.S. construction industry, which is seeing its highest employment rate in nearly five years and its steepest spending increase since 2006, the Asso...


Failed Project Developer Sent to Prison

A former Pennsylvania real-estate developer will spend seven years behind bars for fraud and money laundering related to an unfinished $28 million commerce center in the state capital.


Maintenance, Highways Top DOT Bill

President Obama wants to put a $302 billion tourniquet on a federal transportation budget that is quickly bleeding itself dry and infuse new maintenance funds into aging infrastructure, the ...


Joplin Tornado Lead Aid Hits $5.4M

Federal authorities will provide an additional $2.5 million to help remedy extensive lead contamination in Joplin, MO, caused by the May 2011 tornado and subsequent recovery efforts.


Ike Memorial Denied Funding

A 15-year-old plan to design, fund and construct a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower has encountered yet another setback.


DOE Seeks Building-Envelope Innovations

Uncle Sam is ready to spend up to $14 million to advance innovative, energy-efficient technologies and design tools for commercial and/or residential buildings.


U.S. Assets Get $9.3B to Spruce Up

U.S. border crossings and thousands of federal buildings will finally receive some long-overdue maintenance and repairs, green-lighted by the release of $9.3 billion in funds under the new a...


GSA Projects Get $9.3B Boost

After years of budget cuts, thousands of federal buildings nationwide will receive much-needed repairs and maintenance in 2014, thanks to a multibillion-dollar infusion from the latest appro...


Highway Fund to Drain Before Your Eyes

The federal Highway Trust Fund will start bouncing checks in August, and taxpayers will have a front-row seat to watch the agency go broke.


Bill Would Eliminate Feds from Highways

Congressional Republicans are trying for a third time to remove the federal government from its role in the U.S. highway and surface transportation system.


Marine Coatings Get R&D Funding Boost

Several projects aimed at improving shipyard coatings and inspection processes will get a $430,000 boost in funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


$800K Awarded for Pipeline Research

New materials and technologies for reducing corrosion and improving monitoring of pipelines will get a boost from $800,000 in grants just announced by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materia...


Garland Raises $40K to Fight Cancer

Employees of a Cleveland, OH-based building-envelope product manufacturer have raised more than $40,000 to support an organization that aims to make lung cancer a survivable disease.


Senate Prioritizes Crumbling Bridges

Bridges that need some urgent TLC could see an extra boost in funding after the Senate passed an amendment to its proposed transportation and housing bill prioritizing bridges in critical co...


PPG Lands DOD Coating Funds

PPG Industries has received more than $1 million to develop military-grade coatings that do not include health-damaging isocyanates.


HUD Awards $98M for Lead Paint Cleanup

The federal government has awarded $98.3 million in grants to 38 lead-based paint cleanup projects in a number of communities across the country.


 
 
   

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