TRIP: Michigan Roads, Bridges, Desperate for Investment

The level of future investment in Michigan’s roads, highways and bridges will have a significant impact on the quality of life of the state’s residents and the state’s future economic growth and competitiveness. According to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit, making transportation improvements can provide the state with a transportation network that…

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Feds to Invest $27 Billion for Bridge Repair Program

The Biden administration will invest nearly $27 billion to fund repairs and replace bridges in need. To accomplish this, the Department of Transportation will launch the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection and Construction Program, which will provide much-needed money to the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over five years; and $825 million for tribal transportation facilities.

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California Budget a Win for Transportation

Jan. 12, 2022 – Armed with a revenue surplus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a generous state budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which begins on July 1, according to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA). The budget proposes $20 billion in funding for infrastructure, including $15 billion for transportation. This is above the $40 billion-plus over five years coming to California from the recently…

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Funding Delays

Dec. 21, 2021 – The Federal Highway Administration noted in a statement on Dec. 15 that it plans to provide $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for fiscal year 2022 to all 50 states and the District of Columbia via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November. However, states will be unable to receive a significant portion of…

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Brookings: We Need Regional Leaders’ Input on Infrastructure

According to new research from the Brookings Institution, U.S. infrastructure policy must start with a clear understanding of what regional leaders need – and not just infrastructure agencies, but also the business leadership and community groups that all collaborate to build competitive, inclusive and resilient economies.

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