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Infrastructure in the News 5.2.17


Reuters: U.S. Lawmakers to Grill United Airlines on Passenger Removal

United Airlines Inc executives will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to face lawmakers' questions about the forcible removal of a passenger on an overbooked flight last month, an incident that provoked international outrage.

Reuters: Chicago transportation chief to testify at Senate United hearing

Chicago Department of Transportation director Ginger Evans will testify on Thursday at a U.S. Senate hearing on the April 9 forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight.

CNBC: Details on infrastructure plan to come 'pretty soon,' Transportation secretary says

The details on how to fund President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan may be revealed "pretty soon," Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told CNBC on Monday.

The Hill: Congress saves transportation programs from Trump's proposed cuts

Congressional leaders unveiled a spending deal on Monday that would preserve funding for transportation programs that President Trump targeted for cuts.

CNN: Trump: Infrastructure plan 'largely completed,' coming in 2-3 weeks

President Donald Trump said a new infrastructure plan is "largely completed" and could be filed in the next two to three weeks.


Star-Telegram: Trump’s infrastructure talk hits home with clear needs in Texas

No one can deny that Texas is booming. In a state famous for always going big, our economy and our population are surging. At $1.6 trillion in GDP, Texas ranks as the nation’s second-largest economy and clocks in at No. 9 globally, ahead of South Korea, Canada and Russia.

Associated Press: Collapsed Bridge in Atlanta to Reopen by Late May

State officials say a collapsed interstate bridge in the heart of Atlanta that's being rebuilt will be reopened weeks earlier than expected.

New York Times: New York City Transit Reporter in Wonderland: Riding the London Tube

I was four subway stops away from my apartment in Brooklyn on a recent Friday evening when my train came to a screeching halt. A voice crackled over the speaker: There were signal problems ahead.

Wisconsin News: Wisconsin Assembly Republicans will soon unveil new transportation funding proposal

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans plan to release their own transportation funding proposal by next week at the latest, Joint Finance Committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, said Monday.

Slate: Ferry Tales

To understand the appeal of New York City’s Rockaway Ferry, try getting to its landing, which floats behind a giant water-treatment plant on a desolate stretch of Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways, Queens’ beach-fronted peninsula of bungalows and housing projects.

Washington Post: Federal spending bill includes $150 million for Metro, $125 million for Purple Line

A congressional spending bill set to be voted on this week maintains full federal funding for ­Metro, a positive sign for the struggling transit agency as it seeks continued support from a Republican-controlled Congress, officials said Monday.