Reaching The Beach: More Funding Announced For MD 90 Project

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Transportation Secretary James Ports Jr. spoke near Ocean City Monday (photo courtesy of Governor Larry Hogan's Office)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Monday announced that $15-million will be allocated to move the Maryland Route 90 project forward. The funding will enable the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration to accelerate planning and move to the design phase for improving the 12-mile stretch between Route 50 and Coastal Highway.The western portion of Route…

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Worcester Co. Adopts $227-Million FY ’23 Operating Budget

The Worcester County Commissioners have approved a Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget of nearly $227-million.Spending grows by $10.4-million, or 5%, from the FY ’22 budget while reducing requested expenditures by $2.7-million. The budget contains no increase in the Worcester County real property tax rate and local income tax rate.Spending priorities include public safety, education and…

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Del. Broadband Expansion Plan Webinar / Q & A Tonight (Tuesday)

Governor John Carney announced a state investment of $110-million into broadband access, using federal rescue dollars (photo from Bridgeville, courtesy of Governor John Carney's Office)

Expansion of hard-wired broadband internet infrastructure in Delaware is the focus of a broadband webinar tonight (Tuesday).According to State Senator Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, representatives of the state Department of Technology and Information will give specific details and answer questions about the plan to make Delaware more connected.Last year, Governor John Carney announced an investment of…

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Del. Offers $56-Million In Grants To Build Expanded Broadband

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Delaware is making $56-million in Broadband Infrastructure Grants available to begin making high-speed wired broadband connection available to every Delaware home.Comcast, Verizon and Mediacom plan to extend their existing coverage areas to serve thousands more homes and businesses that currently do not have access to high speed wired broadband.The providers applied for the grant application…

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Ferry Upgrades Detailed In DRBA Capital Improvement Plan

The MV New Jersey of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry in drydock (photo courtesy of Delaware River and Bay Authority)

Several infrastructure-related projects at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry are addressed in the Delaware River and Bay Authority’s 2022 Capital Improvement Program and Five-Year Strategic Plan. The program would fund annual vessel maintenance and dry-docking as well as the periodic replacement of motors. Also, a master plan would be updated to start the process…

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US Energy Secretary Visits Del. To Highlight Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Senator Tom Carper visited New Castle County Wednesday (photo courtesy of Senator Tom Carper, shared on Twitter)

During a visit to Delaware Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm – recently under fire for laughing off a question about high prices during an interview – took part in an announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy has upgraded one-million homes with energy efficiency improvements through the Home performance with ENERGY STAR program.…

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Carper Highlights Infrastructure Bill’s Clean Water Provisions

Photo courtesy of Sen. Tom Carper (Twitter account)
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Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 could result in cleaner water in Delaware, according to Senator Tom Carper. Carper visited the Kent County Wastewater Facility in Milford Friday, saying that the bipartisan legislation will provide funding to update drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Communities and water system operators would have access…

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Delaware receives $23 Million in federal funds for infrastructure projects

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) annual August redistribution has resulted in Delaware receiving an additional $23,091,713 in federal funding for infrastructure projects. The redistribution dollars represent federal transportation improvement funds that were allocated, but not used by other states. “We are investing $650 million in infrastructure projects across the state this year – our largest…

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Maryland Governor Delivers State of the State Address

On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivered his fifth annual State of the State Address, his first since being sworn in for a second term earlier this month. The Governor, a Republican in a generally blue state spoke before a joint session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, speaking primarily on the topics of…

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