Infrastructure
Government, Business, Fuel

Poll Shows Split on Fuel-Tax Increase for Infrastructure as Conservatives Push Back

Grover Norquist Norquist has chimed in as an opponent of increasing fuel taxes. (Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg News)

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found people are near evenly split on the subject of raising fuel taxes to fund infrastructure projects, with a slight majority supporting the idea.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

With $2.5 Billion in Backed-Up Highway Projects, North Texans Turn Up the Heat on Austin

Tim Patterson/Flickr

The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Lawmakers Say Trump Supports 25-Cent Fuel Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure

President Trump T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump told lawmakers he would support a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal gasoline and diesel taxes to help pay for upgrading American roads, bridges and other public works, Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware said Feb. 14.

Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Government, Business

‘Everything Is on the Table’ in Infrastructure Plan, Chao Says

Elaine Chao at the White House Elaine Chao at the White House (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

The country’s top transportation officer assured reporters the president had not dismissed a thorny funding proposal ahead of a legislative collaboration with Congress on infrastructure during the second day of the Trump administration’s latest iteration of “Infrastructure Week.”

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government

Trump Urges States to Streamline Permits for Infrastructure Projects

Martinez and Trump Martinez and Trump by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg Finance

President Donald Trump encouraged state and local government leaders to streamline their permitting processes for infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Infrastructure Pitch Welcomed by House GOP Transportation Leaders

Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. (The Modesto Bee via YouTube)

Reps. Jeff Denham and Sam Graves — Republican chairmen of key authorizing subcommittees in the House — expressed enthusiasm this week for the Trump White House’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal, which most Democrats already have rejected.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Infrastructure Plan Promotes Tolling

A toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike A toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike (Getty Images)

The Trump White House’s highly anticipated infrastructure funding plan released Feb. 12 calls for states to be given flexibility from federal tolling restrictions and to be able to reinvest toll revenues in infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 12: Infrastructure Week, Again

crumbling infrastructure PBS NewsHour via YouTube

As we welcome President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan, key policymakers will continue to dwell over the best strategies for funding and financing big-ticket infrastructure projects. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Details Set for Release

Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in New Orleans Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in New Orleans. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

President Donald Trump on Feb. 12 will propose funding strategies for the country’s transportation network that would include $50 billion for rural districts, and streamlining the permitting process for construction projects, a senior administration official told reporters over the weekend.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2018
Government, Business

State, Local Government Groups ‘Stand Ready’ to Work on Infrastructure

Mayors at the White House Trump speaks to mayors at the White House (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg)

Groups representing local transportation agencies, governors, county executives and mayors expressed their willingness to partner with federal officials on a measure that would result in long-term funding for infrastructure maintenance and construction projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2018

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