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USDOT Announces $1 Billion in RAISE Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants have been awarded through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and E...


Congress Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

After months of deliberation, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—on Friday (Nov. 5).


New Partnership Announced for CA Ports

Last week, California and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a partnership to facilitate projects and financing opportunities for infrastructure improvements.


Venice Floods After Dike Activation Fails

Only two months after the newly inaugurated Mose flood barriers protected the city of Venice from acqua alta’s seasonal flooding, the city streets were reported to once again be underwater a...


USDOT Announces Over $220M in Port Grants

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 15 states and te...


Flood Barrier Successfully Protects Venice

For the first time in decades, the city of Venice put its flood barriers into practice, successfully keeping the city dry during its first day of acqua alta or “high waters”—seasonal floodin...


$618M AK Port Approved by Corps

At the beginning of the month, United States Army Corps of Engineers commander Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite approved a $618 million plan to expand the Port of Nome in Nome, Alaska.


Corps Seeks to Deepen New Orleans Port

According to reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of New Orleans intend to modify the Mississippi River Ship Channel navigation through deepening channel approaches and other as...


COVID-19 Aid, Infrastructure Package Discussed

Earlier this week, the United States Senate returned from recess with the intent to begin discussions on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.


USDOT Awards $500M Loan for CA Bridge

United States Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced at the beginning of May that the City of Long Beach, California, had been approved for a $500 million loan under the Transport...


SC Considering $1.75B Seawall

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has recently announced the preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina.


University Studies Coastal Storm Protection Designs

Researchers from Princeton University have been looking at new designs for protective infrastructure to combat storm surges along the nation's coastlines.


US DOT Announces Port Funding Program

Announced earlier this month, $225 million in discretionary grant funding has been made available by the United States Department of Transportation through a Notice of Funding Opportunity.


Scientists Suggest Dams for Rising Seas

Government-employed Dutch scientist and oceanographer Sjoerd Groeskamp has recently proposed a solution to protect an estimated 25 million Europeans living in northern Europe from rising lev...


Soo Lock Construction to Begin Spring 2020

In following the award of an almost $53 million contract with Trade West Construction Inc. (Mesquite, Nevada), the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that wor...


Harbor Maintenance Legislation Progresses

Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 296 to 109 in favor of the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, H.R. 2440, a measure that would see the appropr...


India Project Tunnel Borer Damaged

Since the tail-end of August, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation personnel have been working on the East-West Metro in Bowbazar, India, where a tunnel-boring machine reportedly struck an aquifer...


Floating Nuclear Plant Draws Concern

Set to begin its 4,000-mile ocean trek to the Russian town of Pevek, floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was recently placed under further scrutiny in light of the country's safe...


Russian Floating Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

Floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has recently been issued a 10-year operating license for its two onboard reactors from Rostechnadzor, Russia’s Federal Environmental, Indust...


$292.7M in Funding Announced for Ports

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


 
 
   

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