infrastructure and transportation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Biden To Promote Transportation Spending During Granite City Visit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-promote-transportation-spending-during-granite-city-visit <p><em><strong>(Updated at 5:25 p.m., February 18)</strong></em></p><p>Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by past and present top federal transportation officials on Wednesday when he stops by Granite City to promote the five-year anniversary of the passage of the federal stimulus measure.</p><p>In Granite City, Biden is expected to highlight the spending on port improvements along the Mississippi River that were made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was aimed at stemming the economic downturn underway in early 2009.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:35:03 +0000 Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 33802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden To Promote Transportation Spending During Granite City Visit St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-complete-streets-bill-remains-limbo <p>The "Complete Streets" legislation under consideration on the St. Louis County Council still faces plenty of roadblocks to final passage. One of the sponsors, Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, held up the bill again last week, which he’s done since late November, and announced he wants to rewrite parts of it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dolan also said that he’s going to meet with groups affected by the bill and come back to the matter early next year. </span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:02:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo Connecting Sides Of St. Louis County With A Road Few Seem To Want http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/connecting-sides-st-louis-county-road-few-seem-want <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, traffic planners have been looking for ways to make it easier to get north and south in St. Louis County. The original plan to extend Interstate 170 all the way to Interstate 44 was officially scrapped in 1997, and the proposed South County Connector is the first plan to make it passed the discussion stage since then.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31152 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Connecting Sides Of St. Louis County With A Road Few Seem To Want 13 Ill. Communities To Share $5M In 'Green' Grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/13-ill-communities-share-5m-green-grants <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Thirteen Illinois communities will split more than $5 million in state grants to help reduce the risk of flooding and pollution caused by storms.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Pat Quinn announced the so-called "green infrastructure" grants Saturday.</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:17:31 +0000 The Associated Press 30087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 13 Ill. Communities To Share $5M In 'Green' Grants With Comment Deadline Looming, Protests Continue Over South County Connector http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/comment-deadline-looming-protests-continue-over-south-county-connector <p><em>Updated&nbsp;7:37 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 with comments from St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley&nbsp;</em></p><p>Local advocacy groups and politicians are urging opponents of a proposed new road through portions of St. Louis County to continue speaking out against the project.</p><p>The deadline for comments on an environmental study for the South County Connector is Friday. The streets department will review and respond to them before incorporating them into the study for federal approval.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:54:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28286 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With Comment Deadline Looming, Protests Continue Over South County Connector Mo. Senate Passes 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-1-cent-sales-tax-transportation-needs <P>A proposed constitutional amendment that would create a temporary one-cent sales tax to fund transportation needs has passed the <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A>.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17866209">Senate Joint Resolution 16</A>&nbsp;is estimated to raise nearly $8 billion, one-tenth of which would go to cities and counties for local transportation needs.&nbsp; In addition, around $1 billion would go towards expanding Interstate 70 to six lanes between Wentzville and Blue Springs.&nbsp; It would also r Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:21:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10224 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Passes 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs