By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm | UPDATED: January 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm By Ashley Halsey III | Washington Post Highway construction projects across the country have been jeopardized by the federal shutdown as state officials hesitate to authorize projects planned for 2019 without the assurance of federal funding. “If this continues to drag on it will have real impacts, not only on a state’s ability to build new projects but also on their ability to operate the system that they currently have,” said Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. “Eventually it’s going to have an impact on operations and maintenance.” The percentage of federal funding states rely on varies from one jurisdiction to the next, with states such as Montana and New Mexico getting more than 85 percent of their funding from Washington, while states such as New Jersey and Texas get a … [Read more...] about Infrastructure projects grind to a halt during shutdown
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By Rachel Swan Updated 10:28 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Seventy-one percent of the streets in San Francisco and nearby cities are dilapidated, according to a new report. Seventy-one percent of the streets in San Francisco and nearby cities are dilapidated, according to a new report. Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle Buy photo Potholes and other hazards like this one on Broadway Terrace in Oakland cost Bay Area drivers an estimated $1,049 a year. Potholes and other hazards like this one on Broadway Terrace in Oakland cost Bay Area drivers an estimated $1,049 a year. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle 2017 Drivers rattle along Franklin Street at Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. A report found that 71 percent of streets in San Francisco, Oakland and nearby cities are dilapidated. Drivers rattle along Franklin Street at Golden Gate … [Read more...] about San Francisco area has the worst roads in the nation, per new report
opinion James Hoffa Published 2:59 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 November’s election looms large for the future of Michigan. During the past eight years, Michiganians have seen what a lack of leadership in Lansing looks like. It has jeopardized the health of tens of thousands of vulnerable Flint residents. It has left our roads and infrastructure a mess. It has made it more difficult for hardworking people to make ends meet. In short, it’s time for a change. Gretchen Whitmer understands the challenges being faced by those in the Great Lakes State. She earned the Teamsters’ endorsement earlier this year because she is a fighter for the people. The former prosecutor knows the lack of solutions has a real effect on those who work and play by the rules but struggle to support their families. They deserve opportunity and dignity, something too many are now sorely lacking. In late April, Whitmer joined the Teamsters and the United Auto Workers in Flint to call out the … [Read more...] about Labor Voices: A plan to fix Michigan
By John Wildermuth Updated 6:00 am, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: John Storey / Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The Richmond-San Rafael bridge is jammed at rush hour. The Richmond-San Rafael bridge is jammed at rush hour. Photo: John Storey / Special To The Chronicle How to fix California’s roads, bridges, dams: Candidates for governor share views 1 / 1 Back to Gallery California’s highways, roads, dams and bridges are in bad shape and getting worse, and the six leading candidates to become the state’s next governor all agree that something must be done. But that unusual show of political unity quickly comes apart when the question turns to what, exactly, needs to be done and how to go about it. The two top Republicans in the race, Orange County Assemblyman Travis … [Read more...] about How to fix California’s roads, bridges, dams: Candidates for governor share views