Chicago Transportation Agencies Angle for Piece of Biden’s Infrastructure Spending Pie | Chicago News

The CTA is among the agencies hoping for a windfall from a proposed infrastructure spending bill. (WTTW News)

Chicago transportation agencies are lining up behind President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, the American Jobs Plan, angling for a piece of the proposed $2 trillion spending pie.

The leaders of the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Chicago Transit Authority and Metra shared their priorities during a roundtable Monday, convened by U.S. Reps. Marie Newman (D-3rd District) and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-4th District). The Congress members were joined by their colleague Peter DeFazio of Oregon, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation

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Mandan man sentenced to 4 years for Bank Fraud and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Livestock

Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas W. Chase announced today that U.S. District Judge Daniel M. Traynor sentenced Kelly Anthony Glatt, age 39, of Mandan for the offenses of Bank Fraud and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Livestock.

On October 13, 2020, after a multi-day trial, a federal jury found Glatt guilty of these offenses. Judge Traynor sentenced Glatt to serve 48 months imprisonment on the Bank Fraud charge and 36 months imprisonment on the Interstate Transportation of Stolen Livestock charge, serve a three year term of supervised release, pay $1,839,846.30 in restitution and pay a $200 special assessment.

On February 20, 2014,

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Schools deal with transportation issues as they prepare for 5 days of in-person learning

New Hampshire school districts have two weeks to prepare for teaching all students in-person, five days a week, but some school officials say that’s not enough time.Some districts were planning to return to in-person learning the first week of May, after April vacation. The governor’s executive order has now moved up that date to April 19. Some districts said they’re working overtime to meet that order. Transportation has become one of the major hurdles districts are trying to get over as they prepare to welcome back students five days a week.”We’re still trying to maintain the 3 feet of distance, … read more

Federal transportation bill could help make Front Range passenger rail a reality

The long-term vision to bring passenger rail to the Colorado Front Range got a bit more validation Thursday from Amtrak. 

Amtrak, the quasi-public national rail corporation, identified a new passenger rail line from Cheyenne to Pueblo in its 15-year plan to add more than 30 new routes and serve up to 160 new communities, depending on federal funding.

The map was released just as the presidential administration is rolling out a $2 trillion infrastructure spending bill that could provide $80 billion for rail projects. 

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the Front Range passenger rail project is well positioned to receive

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Buttigieg Touts Biden Infrastructure Bill, Says US Has to Modernize

  • Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is helping rally support for Biden’s infrastructure plan.
  • Buttigieg said on Sunday the American Jobs Plan represented “a generational investment.”
  • The plan aims for upgrades in everything from roads and bridges to public schools and airports.
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US Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday promoted President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, making the case that the legislation would be transformational for the country.

During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Buttigieg said the American Jobs Plan represented “a generational investment” that would produce “economic growth that’s

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Taiwan’s transport minister offers resignation after dozens killed in train crash

Lin offered his verbal resignation in a phone call Sunday with Taiwan’s premier Su Tseng-chang, CNA reported, saying he wished to step down and take responsibility for the accident.

Cabinet spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng told reporters that the Taiwanese premier commended Lin for showing accountability but declined to discuss the resignation.

The busy passenger train was carrying 490 people to the country’s Taitung region on Friday morning, when it derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan.

The train came off the rails in a tunnel just north of Hualien, causing several carriages to hit the tunnel wall. At least 200 people

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