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Infrastructure in the News 6.21.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

Politico: TSA brings on more than 700 new screeners

https://www.politicopro.com/transportation/whiteboard/2016/06/tsa-brings-on-more-than-700-new-screeners-073530

TSA has now hired all 768 new screening officers the agency was able to afford by shifting funding within its budget this spring, and so far appear to be keeping up with heightened summer travel.

Infrastructure in the News 6.20.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

The Wall Street Journal: The Panama Canal Expands

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-panama-canal-expands-1466378348

The giant Panama Canal expansion opens June 26 amid much fanfare and one of the worst shipping industry slumps ever. While it won’t do anything to help the dire state of the industry near-term, the changes are critical to Western trade in the long run.

Infrastructure in the News 6.17.16

News Roundup
STATE NEWS

WTOP Washington: Could Metro problems affect Purple Line light rail project?

http://wtop.com/sprawl-crawl/2016/06/could-metro-problems-affect-purple-line-light-rail-project/

A federal judge said in oral arguments Wednesday that it would be wise for the Maryland Transit Administration to analyze the impact Metro’s issues would have on the Purple Line’s expected ridership.

Infrastructure in the News 6.16.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

RT&S: FHWA, FTA take on workforce “cliff”

http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/fhwa-fta-take-on-workforce-cliff%E2%80%9D.html?channel=

One of the transportation industry's greatest challenges is how can to attract, educate and retain a workforce that has both the skills and the numbers to keep the nation moving.

Infrastructure in the News 6.15.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

Vox: Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is.

http://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation

A new energy era is upon us: For the first time since 1979, America’s cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more carbon dioxide than its power plants do.

Infrastructure in the News 6.14.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

The Washington Post: Make American infrastructure great again!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/14/talking-infrastructure-with-liz-mcnichol/

Infrastructure in the News 6.13.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

The New York Times: Gas Is Going Up, but Maybe Not Enough

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/your-money/gas-is-going-up-but-maybe-not-enough.html

Gas prices have been rising, though you may not be aware of it because they are still extraordinarily low.

The Christian Science Monitor: Who will win the federal Smart City Challenge?

Infrastructure in the News 6.10.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

The Hill (Congress blog): The intersection of Eisenhower, Clinton, Trump: infrastructure repairs

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/282943-the-intersection-of-eisenhower-clinton-trump-infrastructure

Infrastructure in the News 6.9.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

Governing: Infrastructure: A Problem That Must Be Solved

Infrastructure in the News 6.8.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

Politico: House passes bill aimed at shrinking TSA lines

https://www.politicopro.com/transportation/whiteboard/2016/06/hold-house-passes-bill-aimed-at-shrinking-tsa-lines-072950

With airport security lines still an issue, House lawmakers voted this afternoon to pass a bill that would order the agency to take another look at the way it divvies up staff among the nation's airports.