infrastructure News

Some 349,000 Still Without Power in Puerto Rico After Fiona

An estimated 349,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after Hurricane Fiona hit on Sept. 18, causing an island-wide power outage for its 3.3 million people. After hitting Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, …

A Week After Fiona, Just Over Half of Puerto Rico Has Power

A week after Hurricane Fiona swiped Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic flooding and knocking out power to the entire island of 3.1 million, just over half of the US commonwealth has electricity, officials said. As of Sunday, power had been restored …

U.S. Power Companies Face Supply-Chain Crisis This Summer

U.S. power companies are facing supply crunches that may hamper their ability to keep the lights on as the nation heads into the heat of summer and the peak hurricane season. Extreme weather events such as storms, wildfires and drought …

Buttigieg Sends $5 Billion to Cities for Safety as Road Deaths Soar

With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters …

White House Says $110 Billion in Infrastructure Funds Released in First 6 Months

The White House on Monday said it has released $110 billion in funding from the $1 trillion infrastructure package that seeks to fix crumbling roads, expand broadband internet and improve the electrical grid. Monday marks the six-month anniversary of President …

Creaky U.S. Power Grid Threatens Progress on Renewables, EVs

After decades of struggle, the U.S. clean-energy business is booming, with soaring electric-car sales and fast growth in wind and solar power. That’s raising hopes for the fight against climate change. All this progress, however, could be derailed without a …

Secrecy Over Condition of U.S. Dams Tied to Security Concerns, Missing Data

Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous can look up the condition and hazard ratings of tens of thousands of dams nationwide using an online database run by the federal government. But they won’t find the condition of …

Investigators of Collapsed Pittsburgh Bridge to Review 5 Others With Similar Design

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has ordered structural reviews of five other bridges with similar construction to the Pittsburgh bridge that collapsed last Friday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that department officials ordered the reviews of the five bridges that share …

Global Construction Industry Faces Climate Change Challenges, Opportunities: Marsh

Climate change and the race to net zero greenhouse gas emissions (net zero) are arguably the greatest challenges that face the construction industry – but will drive new opportunities, according to a report published by Marsh and Guy Carpenter, subsidiaries …

Biden Calls Heat Wave a ‘Wake-Up Call’ on Climate Change, Commits to More Firefighters

The Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters — and immediately raising their pay — as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that is setting the stage for another destructive summer …