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States use Hurricane Ida damage to push infrastructure bill

Pointing to stark pictures of inundated buildings and washed-out cars from Hurricane Ida, state and city officials are pressing Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill.... Read more»

Romero, Phoenix mayor join White House push for infrastructure plan

Tucson Mayor Romero and Phoenix Mayor Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House on Wednesday to push for the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of “massive underinvestment.”... Read more»

Biden’s infrastructure plan would create plenty of jobs, but who will do them?

Employers are already straining to find construction workers, bridge builders, and water plant operators, an example of the potential labor shortage facing President Biden’s ambitious plan to upgrade the country’s infrastructure after a years-long failure to train the kinds of workers needed to do it.... Read more»

Federal grant has ADOT studying climate change impact on state transportation

If generally accepted predictions of global warming come to pass, Arizona’s transportation system will have to adapt due to stronger dust storms, snowfall, flooding, forest fires and other factors, experts say.... Read more»