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    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced on Thursday a $2 billion project to improve facilities at Boston Public Schools. Mayor Wu says the plan, which utilizes more than $2 billion in additional city investment, will bring major new construction and renovations, READ MORE: Massachusetts reaches $56 million settlement in deadly Holyoke Soldiers' Home COVID outbreakThe series of projects include upgrading facilities like heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, restrooms, and water fountains. It also includes building other facilities and outdoor learning spaces. READ MORE: MBTA extends Blue Line suspension between Airport and Bowdoin stations into next week“This work will touch every Boston Public Schools’ school community. These improvements are long overdue. Decades overdue in many cases, and we are often seeing the consequence of deferred maintenance,” Wu said. The Mayor made the announcement at the McKinley Elementary and Technical High Schools in the South End. She was joined by Boston Public School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson, and the President of the Boston Teachers Union Jessica Tang. MORE NEWS: Supermassive black hole at center...
    San Francisco Bay is famous worldwide for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and many of the tech companies that ring its edges. But increasingly, scientists and political leaders are realizing the bay is more is than a scenic wonder: It’s also an increasingly serious threat to millions of residents and hundreds of billions of dollars of bayfront property — from neighborhoods to freeways to airports — as sea level continues its slow, but relentless rise. On Thursday, state, federal and local leaders broke ground on the latest effort to reduce that risk, kicking off a $545 million project to protect San Jose’s shoreline with the bay against winter flooding and rising sea levels from climate change. The project, led by the Army Corps of Engineers, will construct four miles of engineered earthen and clay levees 15 feet high near Alviso, and restore 2,900 acres of former Cargill industrial salt evaporation ponds back into tidal wetlands for fish and wildlife, which helps slow wave energy in storms. The new levees will replace old dirt berms that are 6 to 10 feet...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It could soon be easier to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. READ MORE: 'Life's Work' Holds Prom Night For Adults With Disabilities In PittsburghGovernor Tom Wolf was in town on Friday to announce the details of a plan to improve rail service between the cities. PennDOT and Norfolk Southern are working together to offer more passenger trains. READ MORE: Parkway East 'Bathtub' Reopens To TrafficFunding for the project would come from the bipartisan infrastructure law. “We need to continue to make generational investments that will put Pennsylvania on a path to prosperity for years to come,” Wolf said. An agreement on the improvements still has to be finalized. MORE NEWS: Snow Flurries Briefly Cover Some Pittsburgh Neighborhoods This MorningConstruction should take about five years once the project starts.
    There's some welcome news for any Californian who has ever been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to Las Vegas.A project to turn the shoulder on Interstate 15 into a third lane during peak hours has been given the green light.Gov. Gavin Newsom and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the plans Sunday.The project, which will begin five miles south of the Nevada state line, will cost about $12 million that will come out of existing funds.It will start in the spring and should be ready by summer. Newsom acknowledges that a more permanent long-term solution is still necessary.
    There's some welcome news for any Southern Californian who has ever been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to Las Vegas.A project to turn the shoulder on the 15 freeway into a third lane during peak hours has been given the green light.Gov. Gavin Newsom and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the plans Sunday.The project, which will begin five miles south of the Nevada state line, will cost about $12 million that will come out of existing funds.It will start in the spring and should be ready by summer. Newsom acknowledges that a more permanent long-term solution is still necessary.
    LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – Drivers who take Interstate 25 between Denver and Colorado Springs will soon get some welcomed relief. All lanes in both directions of the South Gap Project are now set to open nearly a year ahead of schedule. Gov. Jared Polis announced the mid-December completion date alongside Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. John Hickenlooper, as well as several other state leaders on Monday. Construction on the 18-mile stretch of interstate between Castle Rock and Monument was originally set to be complete by November 2022. “These lifesaving safety improvements will reduce traffic and improve safety,” Polis said. “This is a major victory for people across Colorado.” (credit: CBS) Construction of the roughly $419 million project began in September 2018 to ease congestion and reduce wrecks along the narrow and highly travelled stretch of highway. Work has included adding a new express lane in each direction, widening the shoulders, rebuilding bridges, adding wildlife crossings and realigning the road. “85,000 motorists travel the gap daily, and now they will have improved safety and mobility,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers...
    LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – Drivers who take I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs will soon get some welcomed relief. All lanes in both directions of the South Gap project are now set to open nearly a year ahead of schedule. Gov. Jared Polis announced the mid-December completion date alongside Colorado U.S. senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, as well as several other state leaders Monday. Construction on the 18-mile stretch of interstate between Castle Rock and Monument was originally set to be complete by November 2022. “These lifesaving safety improvements will reduce traffic and improve safety,” Polis said. “This is a major victory for people across Colorado.” Construction of the roughly $419 million project began in September 2018 to ease congestion and reduce wrecks along the narrow and highly travelled stretch of highway. Work has included adding a new express lane in each direction, widening the shoulders, rebuilding bridges, adding wildlife crossings and realigning the road. “85,000 motorists travel the gap daily, and now they will have improved safety and mobility,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said. “The additional lane...
    Baltimore (WJZ) — On Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDT) announced that they will be investing $50 million in public transportation infrastructure for Baltimore’s East-West Corrider. The project will enhance 10-mile route, which reaches from Eastern Baltimore County to Western Baltimore County, by adding transit infrastructure, as well as pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure READ MORE: Bishops OK Communion Document, Avoid Direct Rebuff To Biden During Baltimore ConferenceThe money will be sourced from a $22 million grant from Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity program, with another $18 million from the Maryland Department of Transportation and $10 million from BCDT. The goal of this project is to make transportation faster, safer, more accessible, and more reliable. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Advocates Demand Delivery Of $32M Settlement For Son Of Korryn Gaines“By delivering more than 10 lane miles of dedicated bus lanes, real-time signage, upgraded bus shelters and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle safety, this project that will improve access to jobs, health care and education for city residents,” says Maryland Department...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are trying to polish up far more than their stumbling first team stars. While most focus has been on the team’s one step forwards, two steps back campaign, staff behind the scenes have been working since summer to revamp the face of the club. 2Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had an office upgrade as part of the 'Shine' projectCredit: Getty 2Club employees have been insisting for over 12 months that some infrastructure had fallen into disrepair due to the pandemic shutdownCredit: Reuters In August word came from the top that the Glazers, after talks with outgoing chief executive Ed Woodward, wanted to spruce up Old Trafford and Carrington. The training ground and, in particular, the stadium are showing signs of wear and tear. Club employees have been insisting for over 12 months that some infrastructure had fallen into disrepair due to the pandemic shutdown. So staff were set to work on a tidy-up campaign with the in-house title of Project Shine. The manager’s office which had been kitted out to Jose Mourinho’s request, was ripped out and replaced to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has announced a plan to improve the appearance of New York City public housing buildings. The $111 million project will tear down unsightly sheds and scaffolds and fix façades at 45 buildings in 15 NYCHA developments. READ MORE: Indoor Mask Mandate Lifted In StamfordThe city says some of the scaffolds have been in place for up to five years. READ MORE: New York State Attorney General Letitia James Reportedly Planning To Announce Run For Governor“These sheds are not just a matter of aesthetic improvements. They are safety issues and constant reminders of decades of systemic disinvestment in public housing, and they can make buildings look and feel forgotten,” Councilwoman Carlina Rivera said. MORE NEWS: Candidate Conversations: Curtis SliwaManhattan Councilmember Ben Kallos has proposed legislation that would set a 90-day limit for scaffolds or sheds to stay up for a building owner to repair a dangerous situation.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has begun improving the roadway surface on Security Boulevard. This area is between Rolling Road and east of I-695 in western Baltimore County. If the weather allows it, the resurfacing project should continue through mid-October. This highway maintenance project cost $630,000. Contractor crews will work overnight Sundays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, with temporary single lane closures on both directions of Security Boulevard. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Gray & Son, Inc. of Timonium, will use electronic signs, cones and barrels to alert drivers about the work zone.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A federal grant of $60 million is slated to be used to improve a stretch of Interstate 494 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced Wednesday that the federal funds will go to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to improve a stretch of I-494 that runs through Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and Eden Prairie. The project will create a MnPASS Express Lane on the freeway and a new interchange with a ramp at the Interstate 35W intersection. The goal is to alleviate congestion and improve safety on the busy roadway. The project will also preserve bridges, restore pavement, and reduce run-off to the Minnesota River. Additionally, The senators, both Democrats, say that the project will create many construction jobs.   More On WCCO.com: Derek Chauvin Closing In On Federal Plea Deal, Sources Tell WCCO Keegan Oyugi’s Body And Car Found In Savage, Police Say St. Paul Couple Shares Video Of Porch Pirate: ‘They’re Not Taking From Amazon, They’re Actually Taking From Good People' From ‘Banh Minn Bun’...
    PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) – A national conversation on race relations continues following protests in 2020. The Black Political Empowerment Project or B-PEP took a list of recommendations on how to improve law enforcement relationships to the city of Pittsburgh last July. “We are going through every commitment that’s been made and assessing where we are in terms of implementations. Commitments without implementation mean something but not much,” said B-PEP Chairman Tim Stevens. READ MORE: Pa. Still In Phase 1A While Other States Drop Coronavirus Vaccine Eligibility Requirements Stevens meets with leaders of the city and police department every six weeks. Some of the recommendations he’s following up on include better background checks for officers, recruitment from historically Black colleges and more training. This includes an updated brochure on how to handle situations on the streets. Officers will have to pass a test on that material. “Our goal is the students in the street and the officers in the street are working with the same bible on what to do if stopped by the police. It’s a big deal,” Stevens...
    We write in response to a recent Community Voices commentary by Caroline Frischmon against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. It is important that readers look at the full picture. Mayor Dylan GoudgeOn Dec. 1, after six years of permitting, reviews and studies, construction began to replace Line 3 and to date, nearly 20 percent of the project is complete. The author compared the aging pipeline that was built in the 1960s to a friend’s old car and stated that fixing something past its prime is worthless. But just look around you anytime you drive across Minnesota and you will see that we are constantly repairing and addressing aging infrastructure. We fix roads, replace pipes and upgrade power utilities to make sure they are working at full capacity and are as safe as they can be. Line 3 is no different. Left untouched, the risks are great This pipeline was built in the 1960s and under the Obama/Biden administration it was agreed that Line 3 needed to be replaced in order to improve safety. In this piece, the author mentions that...
    ALAMEDA — A plan that has been decades in the works to reconfigure the ramps of Interstate 880 in Oakland’s Chinatown — and which thousands of Alameda commuters use daily — to help ease traffic congestion is moving forward. Known as the Oakland Alameda Access Project, the plans for around Interstate 880 include the creation of a right-turn-only lane onto Fifth Street at the exit of the Posey Tube, which carries traffic from Alameda into Oakland, to provide almost direct access to the freeway both north and south. The project also calls for widening the interstate’s northbound Oak Street off-ramp and removing the northbound Broadway off-ramp. Madison Street will be restriped to allow for two-way travel between Fourth and Sixth streets. It currently is one-way for traffic traveling west. Jackson will be restriped for one-way travel between Fifth and Sixth. The changes also include increasing the width of a maintenance walkway in the Webster Tube, which carries traffic from Oakland under the Oakland Estuary into Alameda, from three to four feet to better support pedestrians and cyclists. Work on the...
    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A project nearing completion is expected to close a gap in Hawaii island's fiber optic system and ensure a stable communications network for internet and cellphone customers. Hawaii County Information Technology Director Jules Ung said the project is on schedule to be completed by next month, West Hawaii Today reported Monday. Hawaiian Electric Company is upgrading and relocating power lines through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which will allow Spectrum and Hawaiian Telecom to share space on the poles to complete the Big Island's broadband loop. Hawaiian Electric said two of three project phases were complete last week. The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs reported in 2013 that the island’s fiber “ring” has a 22-mile (35-kilometer) gap from Volcano to Pahala. Any break in service results in internet and cellphone service disruptions down the rest of the line. There have been several system breakdowns over the years, including a 20-hour disruption in 2013. A six-hour outage in 2015 affected 25,000 phones and 5,500 West Hawaii internet users. In addition to communication security, the commerce and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced Thursday morning a $99.9 million grant to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) for the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project in Miami-Dade County Officials say the project will provide faster, more reliable transit service from Florida City and other South Dade communities to Dadeland and connections to the Miami Central Business District. “This nearly $100 million federal investment will provide South Florida residents increased access to jobs, healthcare, educational opportunities, and other vital services,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Miami-Dade County project is a 20-mile Bus Rapid Transit line to be constructed along the existing South Dade busway from the Dadeland South Metrorail Station to SW 344th Street in Florida City. Officials said the total cost of the project would be $299.9 million with $99.9 million in funding provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. “FTA is proud to join our partners in Florida to improve public transportation in Miami,” said FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams. “The South...
    TRENTON, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving $9 million to help with the development of a transit facility in Downeast Maine that supporters say will dramatically improve transportation in the area. The Federal Transit Administration is providing the money to help finish the next phase of Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton. The facility is designed to be a place for visitors to park their vehicles and get information about Acadia National Park. Republican Sen. Susan Collins said the project will improve the experience of visiting the park and also improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The first phase of the project finished in 2012. That included a bus maintenance garage, park-and-ride lot and a propane fueling station. Collins said the investment will help “ensure effective, safe, and reliable transportation for all riders and improve the visitor experience at Acadia National Park.” Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Maine
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two federal agencies have reached a deal with New Hampshire’s largest city to enact measures aimed at helping reduce river pollution. The agreement announced Monday between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and Manchester calls for implementing a 20-year plan to control and significantly reduce overflows of its sewer system into the Merrimack River. The state joined the U.S. government as a co-plaintiff on the agreement, which also settles alleged Clean Water Act violations by city. The proposed consent decree was filed in federal court in Concord. Officials said the measures, which will cost over $231 million, should cut down on the amount of sewage from the city’s wastewater treatment systems that reaches the river. The Merrimack River, the main source of drinking water for more than 500,000 people, is stocked with bass and trout and is popular with boaters. “This agreement means a healthier Merrimack River and cleaner water for the communities along the river in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts,” EPA New England Regional Administrator Dennis Deziel said in a...
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