New Orleans mayor joins call for infrastructure funding solutions

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pledged his support on Thursday to the national call on Congress for long-term solutions to fund repairs and upgrades on roads, bridges and other infrastructure. In a report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), proposed cuts to transportation funding could potentially cost the national economy up to $227 billion in economic-activity losses.  Read More »

Massachusetts governor signs $200 million infrastructure bill

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed House Bill 3187 on Thursday, approving an additional $200 million in Chapter 90 funding for municipalities' infrastructure needs. Funding to fix roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure now totals $300 million, with an additional $30 million set aside exclusively for winter-related pothole repairs and paving projects. Read More »

Wisconsin airport to upgrade two runways, expand terminal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently authorized nearly $1 million to expand the terminal building and rehabilitate two runways at Batten International Airport in Racine. Gayle Stearn, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the expanded terminal will include the addition of a General Aviation Facility (GAF) for customs agents to inspect international passengers, cargo and crew. Read More »