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► What Biden's infrastructure plan means for San Diego

President Biden's new $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan could help pay for repairs to San Diego's worst bridges.

According to the annual report, there are 45,023 "structurally deficient" bridges in America in "poor" condition. California is doing slightly better than the national numbers, with 1,536 bridges in "poor" condition, or 6.0 percent. In San Diego, the percentage is even lower with only 43 of the county's bridges are considered "poor," or 2.7 percent.

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► Erosion along bluffs causes concerns for train travel


In the wake of the latest cliff collapse along the bluffs in Del Mar, SANDAG has sped up their time-table for the next phase of their Bluff Stabilization Project. It's part of a more significant project to install 60- to 70-foot concrete beams in the bluff.

Through the first four phases of the project, SANDAG has put 230 beams along a 1.3 mile stretch of the cliffs in Del Mar. The final two phases were scheduled to begin in 2023. Now they'll start within a few months.

SANDAG worked with local governments at all levels to find nearly $100 million to finish the project on an accelerated schedule. Getting the bluffs stabilized would give SANDAG decades to move forward on their permanent solution: moving the tracks off the cliffs and rerouting them further inland.

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► Could increased vaccine eligibility make it harder to get vaccinated?


Millions of Americans are getting a COVID-19 vaccine every day but pharmacy groups say there are still ways the U.S. could maximize its supply and prevent viable doses from going to waste.

Although some states are on pace to vaccinate all willing adults by mid-summer, others are proceeding at a much slower rate that could stretch until late 2021. Experts say two efforts to improve efficiency could free up hundreds of thousands of shots per day, allowing the U.S. to export unneeded doses to other countries in desperate shape.

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