News & Views: June 14, 2012
Highway Talks Veer Toward Stalemate
House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) suggestion of a possible six-month highway bill extension last week is causing transportation observers to worry that a multiyear bill is now out-of-reach. READ MORE >>> Strengthening Suffolk Infrastructure and Economy
County Executive Bellone was joined by legislators and the Long Island Contractors Association (LICA) at the signing of the approval for $32 million in capital projects to be commenced in Suffolk County in 2012.
The sixteen projects, inclusive of four emergency bridge repairs, serve to improve Suffolk County's infrastructure and are expected to create more than 300 jobs within the next year. READ MORE >>> NY Route 28 Part of 'Great roads reveal grand vistas and the soul of U.S. countryside'
Carved out of the wild heart of upstate New York, N.Y. 28 is shaped like a kindergartner's C - wiggly, squiggly and questionably curved - looping north to south, from the Adirondacks all the way down to the Catskills.
Part of the pleasure is not knowing what's around the next bend.READ MORE >>> Historic Bridge Updated in Unusual Project
A historic Vermont bridge is going to be updated with a technique that seems like something only a superhero could accomplish: Engineers will cut the 350-foot bridge in two lengthwise, push the two sides apart, widen them and put it back together. READ MORE >>>