infrastructure

Infrastructure plan would fix some of Ohio’s 1,377 “structurally deficient” bridges

BY: - April 19, 2021

Five miles from the Ohio River in Lawrence County stands a small bridge on Sugar Creek-Johnstown Road. Only about 20 feet long, the bridge overtop Turkey Fork Creek aids residents of this very rural area in Southern Ohio reach the closest stores, restaurants and school buildings in nearby Coal Grove and Ironton. First built in […]

White House aims sales pitch for infrastructure plan at the states

BY: - April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s 7,540 miles of highway roads in poor condition. Florida’s $100 billion in damages over the last decade from extreme weather events. The 1 in 4 Idahoans with no access to broadband internet, and 1 in 2 living in areas with too-few licensed child care centers. In the next phase of President Joe Biden’s sales pitch for his $2 […]

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While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’

BY: - April 9, 2021

Here’s a quiz for the Republican politicians among you, check as many as apply. Do you support: Repairing and rebuilding America’s deteriorating network of roads and bridges, including the interstate highway system brought to life by GOP President Dwight D. Eisenhower? Ensuring that every American public student isn’t drinking water out of lead pipes and […]

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Biden wants corporations to pay for his infrastructure plans, echoing a history of calls for companies to chip in when times are tough

BY: - April 6, 2021

By Stephanie Leiser, University of Michigan President Joe Biden just proposed a roughly $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which he ambitiously compared to the interstate highway system and the space race. He aims to pay for it solely by taxing companies more, including the first increase in the corporate tax rate since the 1960s. Biden said […]

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Proposals call for expanded passenger rail service in Ohio

BY: - April 2, 2021

Biden administration, Amtrak proposing new passenger rail connecting Ohio’s “Three-C” cities The possibility of expanded passenger rail service in Ohio has some residents brainstorming how it might impact their lives. A Columbus resident imagines being able to take a train to Chicago, a place they haven’t been “in ages.” A baseball fan from Dayton thinks […]

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Transitional? Biden is on his way to being the most transformational president in decades

BY: - April 2, 2021

What caretaker presidency? If you thought that President Joe Biden was going to be content whiling away his four years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, serving, as he once described himself, as a “transition[al]” candidate and president, then the last few weeks should put that misconception to rest. Even if he stopped at the $1.9 trillion American […]

Biden pairs ‘down payment’ on climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure

BY: - April 1, 2021

The sprawling $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal President Joe Biden laid out Wednesday in Pennsylvania includes significant spending to address climate change, providing what conservationists say is an important “down payment” to address the crisis. A 25-page outline calls for $10 billion for a Civilian Climate Corps, $16 billion for capping abandoned wells and […]

Biden unveils $2T plan to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, move to clean energy

BY: - April 1, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Pennsylvania unveiled a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing, broadband and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next eight years. Alongside the expansive infrastructure plan, the president released a blueprint to increase corporate taxes that, […]

Ohio Transportation Budget: What to know and how it impacts you

BY: - March 29, 2021

Ohio lawmakers recently approved a two-year transportation budget ahead of schedule and without much drama, sending the $8.3 billion package to Gov. Mike DeWine for a signature. Legislators agreed to allocate billions of dollars toward maintaining and improving Ohio’s transportation infrastructure, including highways, roads and bridges. Despite the governor having proposed major cuts to public […]

U.S. Senate panel calls on governors, mayor to talk big new infrastructure package

BY: - February 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities at a hearing Wednesday, particularly Biden’s emphasis on replacing vehicles that run on gas and diesel with ones that use electric power. But when it came to the question of who […]

Buttigieg puts greenhouse gas reduction at center of Biden transportation policy

BY: - January 27, 2021

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg offered an unapologetic defense of President Joe Biden’s vision for improved transportation and greenhouse gas reductions during a Senate hearing to consider Buttigieg’s nomination for U.S. transportation secretary on Thursday. “We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central […]

Locals share climate change goals, urge U.S. Senator to push Appalachian infrastructure support

BY: - January 19, 2021

As the tide changes in Congress, public policy advocates, environmental experts and residents of Appalachia made their cases to one of Ohio’s U.S. senators to do more on climate change and the Appalachian business infrastructure. Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown will chair the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs after the Congressional majority […]