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Bangladesh marks opening of country's longest bridge

Jun. 25, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations. The 6.51-kilometer (4.04-mile) bridge...

Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid...

Yellowstone Park aims for quick reopening after floods

Jun. 20, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Most of Yellowstone National Park should reopen within the next two weeks — much faster than originally expected after record floods pounded the region last week and knocked out major roads, federal officials said. Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly...

Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover

Jun. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

FROMBERG, Mont. (AP) — With Yellowstone National Park pushing to reopen to tourists more quickly than anticipated after record floods pounded southern Montana, some of those hardest hit in the disaster live far from the famous park’s limelight and are leaning heavily on one another to pull...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Work starts on long-term I-55 project near key Memphis span

Jun. 17, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Work has started in Tennessee on a $141 million project to build travel lanes and a roundabout intersection on the Interstate 55 interchange near a heavily traveled bridge connecting Memphis to Arkansas. Lane closures began Monday at the I-55 and Crump...

Date to reopen West Seattle Bridge set for mid-September

Jun. 10, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The West Seattle Bridge could finally reopen this fall after it was abruptly closed in 2020, bringing relief to the residents of Seattle’s southwest peninsula. The city’s Department of Transportation said Thursday it’s planning for the week of Sept. 12 when...

Vermont governor signs record transportation budget

Jun. 10, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed a more than $868 million transportation bill into law that is the state's largest transportation budget ever and is supported by record federal funding, his office said. The five-year federal transportation funding is for...

NTSB: Broken rail probably caused Arizona train derailment

Jun. 09, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A broken rail was the probable cause of a fiery freight train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse in Arizona nearly two years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its investigative report released Thursday. Twelve railroad cars derailed...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 31, 2022. Editorial: Two Major State Challenges Mississippi lawmakers are patting themselves on the back for a variety of accomplishments this legislative season, including raising teacher pay up to national levels, implementing medical...