Updated 8:48 am PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 In this Feb. 2, 2019, photo Jordan Macha, the executive director of Bayou City Waterkeeper, a Houston-based group with a history of monitoring Clean Water Act violations poses for a photo near Galveston, Texas. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) less In this Feb. 2, 2019, photo Jordan Macha, the executive director of Bayou City Waterkeeper, a Houston-based group with a history of monitoring Clean Water Act violations poses for a photo near Galveston, Texas. ... more Photo: Stuart Villanueva, AP Photo: Stuart Villanueva, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this Feb. 2, 2019, photo Jordan Macha, the executive director of Bayou City Waterkeeper, a Houston-based group with a history of monitoring … [Read more...] about Southeast Texas wetlands draw state, federal attention
American road and transportation builders association
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 12:01 AM EST Feb 4, 2019 Lansing — Winter storms and extreme cold are making a mess of Michigan roads, but it’s thaws like the one this past weekend that have experts concerned about crumbling concrete and the potential for another massive pothole season this spring. As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to unveil her plan to “fix the damn roads,” potholes have already forced lane closures on Interstate 75 in Troy and spurred early talks of another short-term spending bill while officials debate a longer-term fix. “I think as we see a thaw in the spring, there will be a pressing desire to see another supplemental sent to the roads,” said House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, referring to the $175 million road supplemental bill spent last year. “Listen, when we’re talking about fixing our crumbling infrastructure, all options need to be on the table.” But Whitmer has warned … [Read more...] about Winter wreaks havoc on Michigan roads, creates tension on stopgap aid
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
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service About Us Contact Us FAQ Advertise Place Classified Ad Display Advertising Stay Connected Mobile & Apps Facebook Twitter E-mail RSS Feeds Archives My Subscription Activate Digital Subscription Manage Account Newsletters News News Local Crime Weather Education Marijuana California Nation/World Databases Special Reports Obituaries Sports Sports High Schools Outdoors Grizzlies MLB NBA NFL College Columnists David White Politics Politics Elections The California Influencer Series Political Notebook Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno State Bulldogs Football Basketball Entertainment Entertainment Calendar Movies Movie Times Music TV Theater & Arts Comics Puzzles & Games Dine Out … [Read more...] about Prop. 6 promises to save money at the pump, but what does it do to local road projects?
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