President Donald Trump called Democrats obstructionists and threatened to shut down the government if the border wall is not funded. His administration is seeking $1.6 billion for the wall in next federal budget that must be voted on by Sept. 30 to avoid a shutdown.
Construction has started on a $750 million project to transform the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio -- a project that joins a list of sports-themed, mixed-use projects being built across the country. Work includes building a football-themed entertainment park, hotel, conference center, residences, health care facilities and offices.
Berlin is undertaking a redesign to more closely mimic nature to address heat and flooding problems associated with vast urban stretches of concrete. A video explores how the effort helps Berlin absorb water in a more natural way.
Rural communities are concerned that President Donald Trump's public-private partnership model for funding infrastructure legislation will not benefit them, so Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., are meeting with trucking, rail, aviation and construction companies in Nebraska to discuss ways to make sure rural communities aren't left behind.
King of Prussia, Pa., has been transformed in recent years with $1 billion of building construction. Mixed-use projects have been built in the suburb of Philadelphia, along with residential complexes and a 260,000-square-foot town center.
The Economic Development Corp. will build more than 1,000 apartments, offices, a school and a manufacturing space in New York's Long Island City, an industrial-like neighborhood undergoing a surge in mixed-use projects. The EDC's plan could create 2,500 construction job over a decade.
Diverging diamond interchanges increase safety by eliminating left-turn crossings of opposing traffic, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has completed its first one. "As we maintain and upgrade our infrastructure across the state, we continually look for opportunities to put improved practices to work," said Leslie Richards, secretary of PennDOT.
Congress will return to work after Labor Day weekend and will need to tackle numerous pieces of legislation, including tax reform. President Donald Trump hasn't yet released a road map for infrastructure work, and it might have minimal federal dollars allocated to it; some fear that infrastructure legislation will be pushed into next year.
New York Thruway head Bill Finch was not entirely supportive of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to move to all-electronic tolling on the Thruway, and as a result, he is out and Matt Driscoll will head the agency. On Tuesday, Cuomo announced that the Grand Island bridges would be the second section of the Thruway to be converted to AET, saying, "The toll booths are an obstacle."
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