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    State DOT releases capital plan project list

    By Jimmy Vielkind

    ALBANY – Without fanfare, the state Department of Transportation has posted details of a five-year capital plan for roads and bridges, detailing hundreds of projects around the state that are slated for work in coming years.

    Construction jobs up in most of the U.S.

    by DCN News Services

    ARLINGTON, VA.—Construction employment rose between April 2015 and April 2016 in two-thirds of the metropolitan areas in the U.S., a report issued June 1 by the Associated General Contractors of America indicates.

    Spending on most types of structures increased for the year despite a drop in the latest month,

    Joe Biden breaks ground at La Guardia Airport

    Vice president Joe Biden returned to La Guardia Airport — which he once said reminded him of a “third-world country” — on Tuesday to help break ground on the new main terminal.

    “The greatest city in the world needs and deserves the greatest infrastructure,” said Biden.

    USDOT to award $759 in infrastructure grants

    Memorial Bridge, ports among projects slated to get transportation grants

    By Melanie Zanona

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected over a dozen transportation projects to receive funding from a newly created competitive grant program, quickly drawing the praise of lawmakers who represent districts or states that will benefit from the fresh injection of infrastructure cash.

    Editorial: Playing politics with tolls

    Gov. Cuomo’s budget would spend billions on the state’s transportation infrastructure.

    Coupling it with a giveback to favor Thruway users is an unnecessary political ploy.As so many municipalities and school districts struggle, hemmed in by the property tax cap and only modest increases in state aid,