sdpb infrastructure reports

In this ongoing series of radio and television reports and programs, SDPB examines a wide range of critical infrastructure issues across South Dakota. If you have comments or topic ideas to share, email SDPB Radio News Director Cara Hetland

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Sioux Falls, Rapid City Invest Millions In Sanitary Sewers

South Dakota’s largest cities are embarking on wastewater projects to account for reliability, growth, and...

SD Eligible For FEMA Money After June Storms

Storms in mid-June ripped across South Dakota. A tornado, 95-mile-per-hour winds, baseball-sized hail, and heavy...

Dakota Midday: TRIP Study on South Dakota's Roads and Bridges

A national transportation group says South Dakota’s roads and bridges are deteriorating and a major contributing...

TRIP: Road Conditions Impact Economy

A national transportation group says South Dakota’s roads and bridges are deteriorating and a major contributing...

Dakota Midday: State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist

When Governor Dennis Daugaard opened the 2015 legislative session with his State of the State address last month, he...

For Road Repairs in Brown County, Funding is Often Too Little, Too Late

There are 142 federally recognized bridges in Brown County, plus around 400 miles of paved roads and 200 miles of...

More Compromises Made on Road Funding Legislation

Road funding legislation continues to make its way through the legislature. Senate lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 1 which is one of two measures that increases...

Road And Bridge Maintenance Requires More State Support, Higher Taxes and Fees

Senate Bill 1 raises fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees to generate money for fixing roads and bridges...

Strengthening Bridges

Nadim Wehbe, director of the Jerome L. Lohr Structures Lab, said that testing has revealed that a new means of...

Governor Tells Lawmakers To Fix Roads And Bridges

The 20-15 South Dakota Legislative Session began with the annual State of the State Address today (Tuesday). Governor Dennis Daugaard says his top priority is working...

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says
NPR.org

Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Re...

Moving from crisis to crisis — for too long that's been America's strategy for dealing with the challenges of an aging transit infrastructure, from roads to bridges to ports. Th...

Problems in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
PBS NewsHour

Problems in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

The collapse of a bridge on Washington state's Interstate-5 has refocused the...

In the U.S., a water main breaks every two minutes
Marketplace

In the U.S., a water main breaks every two minutes

Last year, the country’s infrastructure got a grade of D+.

LaHood, Rendell make push to revitalize US infrastructure
PBS NewsHour

LaHood, Rendell make push to revitalize US infrastructure

LaHood, Rendell make bipartisan push to revitalize America's infrastructure

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'
NPR Digital Media

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cit...

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but also helps collect data that make the municipality run more efficiently.

States raise transportation taxes after federal cuts
Marketplace

States raise transportation taxes after federal cuts

We look at how states are looking at upping taxes to fill the holes in our roads.On Tuesday, Missouri voters are headed to the ballot booth to decide on whether to increase the ...

A fund to invest more in rural infrastructure
Marketplace

A fund to invest more in rural infrastructure

The Department of Agriculture is partnering with the private sector to launch a new investment fund.Parts of rural America might be getting an infrastructure upgrade.The Departm...

Highway spending slowed by gridlock in Congress
Marketplace

Highway spending slowed by gridlock in Congress

Some states are already moving forward with their own infrastructure funding.As the House prepares to vote on a temporary measure to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, the Oba...

NPR.org

Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise ...

A dozen states are considering something that was rarely discussed a few years ago: raising gas taxes. Low prices at the pump have emboldened state officials to think about rais...

NPR.org

Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure...

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How should U.S. deal with decaying nuclear infrastructure?
PBS NewsHour

How should U.S. deal with decaying nuclear infrastructure?

How should the U.S. deal with decaying nuclear infrastructure?

SDPB Television

Infrastructure Part 1
South Dakota Focus

Infrastructure Part 1

SD Focus examines the condition of South Dakota infrastructure.

Infrastructure Part 2
South Dakota Focus

Infrastructure Part 2

South Dakota Infrastructure Part 2: Transportation

Infrastructure on the Reservation
South Dakota Focus

Infrastructure on the Reservation

On this SD Focus, guests discuss areas of substandard living on the reservation.

Future of Infrastructure
South Dakota Focus

Future of Infrastructure

On this Focus, guests discuss the future of infrastructure in communities across SD.

How much does South Dakota spend on roads and bridges compared to neighboring states?

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