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- Transportation development: A rising need for economic growth Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Aging infrastructure means more bridges have become obsolete. The Department of Revenue reported 2.76 million vehicle registrations last year. He said the average age of bridges in Mississippi is 41 years old, but the median age is upwards of 65 years old.
- Knowing the cost of bad infrastructure Moscow-Pullman Daily News Pullman, for example, decides which roads and other projects to work on within its city limits. Washington state is in charge of projects within its borders. The problem, Jessup said, is that freight moves across these jurisdictions. Additionally, more electric vehicles on the road means less fuel tax revenue being generated. The AMSCE Infrastructure Report Card looks at factors like condition, safety and funding.
- WCI APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF STRONG FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2019 MINIBUS CONFERENCE REPORT THAT FUNDS U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS; FULL-USE OF INLAND WATERWAYS TRUST FUND TO CONTINUE FIVE NAVIGATION PROJECTS
- Instead of removing toxic waste seeping into Illinois' only scenic river, power company wants to wall it off with rocks Chicago Tribune Vistra's three coal ash pits were dug into the floodplain by Illinois Power, which built a coal-fired power plant next to the river in 1955 and sold it in 2000 to Dynegy, another Texas-based company. By the time Dynegy shuttered the Vermilion Power Station in 2011, the pits swelled with enough water-soaked coal ash to fill the Empire State Building nearly 2 1/2 times. Dynegy knew more than a decade ago that heavy metals found in coal ash were polluting the river, according to...
- U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus tours Montgomery Locks and Dam, Bruce Mansfield plant Beaver County Times Sept. 10--INDUSTRY -- U.S. Rep.
- Olmsted Opening A Time For Reflection And Resolution
- New dam may ease ORA inconsistencies Messenger-Inquirer That causes our inbound volume to get delayed or stopped altogether. The older structures are slated for demolition by 2020. High water would clog up locks, or swift currents would disable weirs.
- UMN worried about potential damage from Mississippi River dam removal proposal Springfield News-Sun Anthony Lock and Dam, both in downtown Minneapolis, and Lock and Dam No. 1, by the Ford Parkway Bridge. The proposal would not affect the Upper St. That could potentially damage: * Caverns in the Elmer L. Andersen Library.
- Union Street fish ladder still open The Record-Eagle Soon, the powerhouse, spillway and intake works will be removed. The Brown Bridge Dam was removed in 2013, while Boardman Dam was removed last year.
- Regulators pull money from controversial downtown Minneapolis riverfront power project Star Tribune Anthony Falls lock and dam that closed in 2015 to stop the spread of invasive carp.