Infrastructure Update

Bridge Collapse Revives Criticism Over Using Road Dollars for Police

It's common for states to use gas tax revenue to support law enforcement agencies. But is it a good idea?

Infrastructure Update: Local Concerns Muddy a FEMA Flood Insurance Overhaul

The Biden administration faces many tricky questions from states and localities as it tries to write rules to soften the blow of increasingly devastating floods.

Infrastructure Update: State DOTs Join In Criticism of Biden Administration Plan for Road Funds

The influential American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials told the federal government it should be “supporting states” rather than creating new processes to manage them.

Infrastructure Update: $6B Federal Bridge Funding Boost Arrives for Small Localities

With thousands of city and county bridges in “poor condition,” local leaders say “It’s about time.”

Infrastructure Update: White House Urges States to Tap Infrastructure Czars

In some states, leaders have already selected point people to help guide spending with billions in new, federal infrastructure dollars.

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Infrastructure Update: Adding E-bikes to Municipal Fleets

In Minneapolis, a city agency purchased four electric-assist bikes to help employees get around on the job. Departments in other cities have also been experimenting with the bikes.

Infrastructure Update: Feds Stake Out Priorities for Highway Dollars

The Biden administration is moving to put its stamp on road funding that's going to states under the new infrastructure law.

Infrastructure Update: Governors Try to Unclog the Supply Chain

But are the proposals from the Republican state leaders all about politics? Or can they really help improve the flow of goods?

Infrastructure Update: Proposals Emerge Calling For Gas Tax Cuts

Florida's governor is backing the idea of suspending his state's gas tax for six months.

Infrastructure Update: The Outlook for Fare-Free Transit

Doing away with public transit fares is an idea that gained traction in recent years, with the pandemic spurring new interest. But views differ on whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

Infrastructure Update: Diversity, Equity and State DOTs

The first Black president of the leading association for state transportation officials speaks with Route Fifty about race, equity and diversity issues confronting public infrastructure agencies.

Infrastructure Update: The Bill is Signed. What's Next?

President Biden has signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law. Attention is now turning to states and localities, which will have a key role coming up with projects and implementing programs.

Introducing Route Fifty's Infrastructure Update

In this first edition of our new weekly newsletter, we look at the implications of the November election results on infrastructure issues around the U.S.