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Contract finally awarded for key New Jersey rail bridge

Oct. 12, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

New Jersey has awarded a contract to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been the source of regular delays for years, New Jersey announced announced Tuesday. The $1.56 billion contract is the largest in NJ Transit’s history, said CEO Kevin Corbett in a statement....

UMaine center gets funding boost for transportation research

Oct. 09, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine center that performs research about transportation is getting a boost of more than $2.5 million from the federal government. The UMaine Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center has received the money from the...

Pivotal bridge from Winnie the Pooh series to be auctioned

Oct. 01, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The adventures of the honey-loving bear "Winnie the Pooh” have captivated children — and their parents — for nigh-on 100 years. Fans now have a chance to own a central piece of Pooh's history, when a countryside bridge from southern England goes up for auction next week....

Kentucky bridge repairs make span safer for motorists, bats

Sep. 30, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A deteriorating Kentucky bridge that was home to thousands of endangered gray bats has been repaired in way that makes the span safer for motorists and wildlife, officials said. A project team from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet partnered with...

Whitmer signs bills to complete budget, hails bipartisanship

Sep. 29, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed off on $55 billion in spending to complete the state budget, hailing the bipartisan bills as an example of finding common ground with Republicans despite partisan tension during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

President signs disaster declaration after Vermont storms

Sep. 29, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed a disaster declaration for damage caused by storms that hit the southern Vermont counties of Windham and Bennington at the end of July, the office of Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday. The presidential...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 27, 2021. Editorial: SC representatives should join GOP’s Graham, vote yes on $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Infrastructure, perhaps more than any service government oversees, affects all of us. ...

Northbound part of Bangor-area bridge replacement about done

Sep. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — The northbound stretch of a $45 million bridge replacement project in the Bangor area is almost finished. The project is called the Hampden Bridge Bundle. The Maine Department of Transportation said it plans to shift traffic onto the fourth of four...

Memorial for man lynched 115 years ago unveiled in Tennessee

Sep. 25, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — More than 115 years after an angry mob lynched Ed Johnson from the Walnut Street Bridge, area residents got their first look Sept. 19 at the memorial to the innocent man and his two courageous attorneys. As the overcast afternoon brought...

Civilian Conservation Corps legacy lives on in state parks

Sep. 25, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — America’s 20th-century “tree army” brought generations of citizens closer to nature’s wonders while enduring the nation’s greatest economic plight. If the political winds are favorable, new recruits might get the chance to repeat that effort...