A master plan in Mobile, Ala., to move commercial passenger service from Mobile Regional Airport to the Brookley Aeroplex downtown includes a new $160 million terminal. The plan is financed primarily by the Federal Aviation Administration.
A major mixed-use project is proposed near downtown San Jose and a light rail line on North First Street. City documents indicate the development would add 244 apartments, 61,000 square feet of office space and about 5,600 square feet for retail.
Second-quarter approvals of construction permits in Los Angeles fell 45% from a year before while plan checks were down 31% and building inspections were off by 15%. The city's construction industry has lost an estimated 2,670 jobs since March 2020.
Shawmut Design and Construction relied on cross-laminated timber to expedite work on a new student housing building at Brown University in Rhode Island. However, the material presented training challenges, while the pandemic complicated the project's supply chain.
A $2 billion light-rail project in Minnesota could get a big boost from $929 million in federal grant money if Congress approves it. Work is underway on the 14.5-mile link between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie on a project with a $350 million payroll that's expected to create 7,500 jobs.
The National Bridge Replacement and Improvement Act introduced in the House would address the nation's structurally deficient bridges with a federal grant program. The goal of the bill is to help the Transportation Department eliminate its bridge project backlog by 2032.
As matters stand with US shipping channels, bulk carriers must often lighten their loads to accommodate shallow depths. Simply deepening these channels could greatly increase the capacity of the nation's more than 360 ports and provide an important economic stimulus, writes The Heritage Foundation's Nicolas Loris.