Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Republicans, Falling Short of a Deal

After weeks of failed efforts to bridge deep divides, the president pulled the plug, turning to a bipartisan group to try to salvage a chance at compromise.

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A Rogue Climber Running From the Law Was Fleeing His Own Trauma

A former paratrooper became an “urban explorer,” scaling the tops of bridges and buildings to help ease his PTSD. He now faces criminal charges in several states.

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New York City Traffic is Back,According to Reporters

In New York City, traffic has roared back to nearly prepandemic levels; perhaps no one has a better front-row seat than traffic reporters.

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Gateway Tunnel Between New York and New Jersey Gains Federal Support

After four years of stalling by the Trump administration, officials in Washington approved the $11.6 billion project for federal funding.

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Inspector Who Twice Missed Crack in Bridge Is Fired, Arkansas Officials Say

The inspector didn’t see the crack “because he wasn’t following proper protocol,” the director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

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Cracked Memphis Bridge Is Shut Down Indefinitely

The Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River could be closed for weeks, if not longer, because of damage that could have led to “a catastrophic event.”

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G.O.P. Senator Faces Fraught Path to Infrastructure Deal

Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has been discussing a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal with the White House, but a compromise faces stiff Republican resistance.

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Man Hangs On for Life After Winds Shatter Glass Bridge in China

Gusts blew out parts of a glass bridge’s flooring in northeast China, trapping a man and raising questions about the safety of similar hair-raising tourist attractions in the country.

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Biden’s Expansive Infrastructure Plan Hits Close to Home for McConnell

President Biden’s infrastructure plan could fund a long-overdue revamp of the Brent Spence Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky. But the Senate Republican leader opposes it.

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S.U.V. Driver Jumps a Rising Drawbridge in Florida

The Daytona Beach Police Department said the jump, which was captured on video, was the second in the past few weeks.

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SUV Driver Jumps a Rising Drawbridge in Florida [Watch Video]

The Daytona Beach Police Department said the jump, which was captured on video, was the second in the past few weeks.

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Biden’s Infrastructure Sales Force Knows Its Potholes and Bridges

Five cabinet members, all former mayors or governors and therefore experts in infrastructure fights, are fanning out across America and Capitol Hill to try to sell the president’s rebuilding plan.

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Biden Plan Spurs Fight Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Really Means

Republicans say the White House is tucking liberal social programs into legislation that should be focused on roads and bridges. Administration officials say their approach invests in the future.

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Inside the Biden Infrastructure Plan

A look at how the multitrillion-dollar package is a blueprint for sweeping social and economic change.

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Old Tunnels and Rusting Bridges: America’s Creaking Infrastructure

The Biden administration has pledged a $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. With century-old water systems and schools vulnerable to earthquakes, there is no shortage of need.

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Biden Seeks to Use Infrastructure Plan to Address Racial Inequities

The president’s $2 trillion proposal allocates money to help communities of color, like a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by a highway project a half-century ago.

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40 Years After Reagan, a Bet Big Government Can Get Something Done

President Biden feels a burning sense of competition, his aides say, to prove that democratic capitalism can work.

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Buttigieg Asks Congress for ‘Generational Investment’ in Infrastructure

The transportation secretary defended the Biden administration’s broad plans in a hearing as Democrats laid the groundwork for legislation and Republicans expressed skepticism.

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After Stimulus, Biden to Tackle Another Politically Tricky Issue: Infrastructure

Strengthening the country’s highways, bridges and broadband networks has broad popular support, but Washington remains bitterly divided on the details.

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Car Lanes to Become Bike Lanes on 2 Major New York City Bridges

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to add bike lanes on the Brooklyn and the Queensboro Bridges to encourage cycling as the city recovers from the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc

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Poor Maintenance and Construction Flaws Are Cited in Italy Bridge Collapse

A report identified corroded cables as being to blame in the tragedy that took 43 lives in the northwestern city of Genoa in 2018.

#autostrade-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #genoa-italy, #infrastructure-public-works, #italy, #morandi-bridge-genoa-italy

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Park With Covid Memorial Is Rising on Site of Former Toxic Dump

Hundreds of trees will be planted in a grove at the new Skyway Park — one for every resident of Jersey City who has died of the virus.

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3 Arrested in Genoa Bridge Collapse Investigation

The former chief executive and other top managers of the company tasked with overseeing the Morandi Bridge in Genoa were arrested in an investigation linked to its deadly 2018 collapse.

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New Jersey Gas Tax Spikes Because of Coronavirus Impact

Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.

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London’s Bridges Really Are Falling Down

Three major crossings on the Thames are closed to cars — one of them considered too dangerous even to walk across. Even the landmark Tower Bridge was recently shut for two days.

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Coronavirus ‘Checkpoints’ in NYC to Enforce Travel Rules? Well, Not Exactly

The mayor is sending the sheriff to city bridges and tunnels to try to ward off a second wave of the coronavirus.

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Italy Leaders Hail Genoa’s New Bridge as Sign of Resilience

Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge killed 43 people and embarrassed the nation, Italy inaugurated its replacement, and vowed to do better.

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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.

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Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.

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China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction

Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #high-speed-rail-projects, #infrastructure-public-works, #international-trade-and-world-market, #local-government, #machinery-and-equipment, #railroads, #xi-jinping, #xuzhou-china, #xuzhou-construction-machinery-group

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New York as a Biking City? It Could Happen. And It Should.

A new report proposes 425 miles of interconnected bike lanes across the five boroughs. Another sees new car-free bridges into Manhattan from Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey.

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Stop Building More Roads

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?

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A Bridge From Queens to Manhattan, but No Cars Allowed

A group of transportation experts wants to build a new bridge in New York City to accommodate a surge in cycling.

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Brooklyn Bridge, Star of the City: Here’s a Tour

Our critic explores the bridge and the neighborhoods on either side with the architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion, Turning Tragedy Into Hope

Nearly two years after 43 people died when a bridge collapsed, its replacement, built in record time, has become a symbol of Italian can-do.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #conte-giuseppe, #fincantieri, #infrastructure-public-works, #morandi-bridge-genoa-italy, #piano-renzo, #roads-and-traffic

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Texas Oil Port Hit by One-Two Punch: Falling Demand and Overproduction

Corpus Christi has become the largest energy exporter in the United States, but several expansion projects have been delayed or scuttled, threatening jobs and investments.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corpus-christi-tex, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #real-estate-commercial

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11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C.

Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.

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More Trouble Ahead for N.J. Commuters

Amtrak’s plan to repair its century-old Hudson River tunnels could mean big delays.

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