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$11B for transit would aid bullet train, move Olympic crowds

May. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed spending an additional $11 billion on transportation improvements, much of it for a troubled bullet train intended to eventually link California's major metropolitan areas and for projects supporting the 2028 Summer Olympics in...

Official: Repairs to interstate bridge could take months

May. 12, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said...

Missouri lawmakers pass first gas tax hike in 25 years

May. 12, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s gas tax could soon rise for the first time in 25 years after the state's Republican-led Legislature passed a gradual increase that is projected to raise hundreds of millions of new dollars for roads and bridges. Republican Gov....

Nevada governor pushes expanded state infrastructure bank

May. 10, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak and state Treasurer Zach Conine are asking Nevada lawmakers to fund a state infrastructure bank that could enable new roads, public transportation or energy storage projects starting in July 2021. The two Democrats presented a...

$1.7 billion, five-part, 8-year SC road project set to begin

May. 09, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina road crews are getting ready for the first of a five-part, $1.7 billion project to untangle where Interstates 20, 26 and 126 meet west of downtown Columbia. The project is being called Carolina Crossroads and is scheduled to last...

Pier Sixty-Six an empty shell, revamp a year behind schedule

May. 09, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale’s onetime jewel of a resort, sits silent and empty, a conspicuous symbol of the pandemic’s economic disruption. The signature 17-story tower building, at 2301 SE 17th St., stands alone as a...

Maryland town hopes to restore historic blacksmith shop

May. 08, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) — A historic blacksmith shop in New Market that appeared destined for demolition may be saved and renewed as a tourist attraction after town leaders and the property’s owner dug into details of the structure’s past. To the rear of 52 W. Main St....

Amazon plans $260M Georgia fulfillment center, hiring 1,000

May. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

POOLER, Ga. (AP) — Amazon announced Friday it will open a $260 million fulfillment center near Savannah, where the online retailer plans to hire 1,000 full-time workers. The Seattle-based online retail and internet service titan said early construction has already...

Glacier National Park demand outweighs ticket availability

May. 06, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Park officials in Montana have made additional reservation tickets available this week for Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park after receiving complaints that the park was selling out too quickly. The temporary ticketed entry system...

Advocates renew push for 'millionaire tax' in Massachusetts

May. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Advocates renewed their push Wednesday to create a so-called “millionaire tax” in Massachusetts. The proposed constitutional amendment is needed to help funnel additional dollars into public education, public colleges and universities, and the repair...