Infrastructure Funding
Government

Infrastructure Should Top Congress’ List of Priorities This Year, Gov. Snyder Says

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Snyder at the event hosted by Politico. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Crafting an infrastructure funding measure aimed at boosting the country’s economy should lead Congress’ legislative agenda this year, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Feb. 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2018
Government

Infrastructure Funding Policy ‘Going to Move Pretty Fast,’ Inhofe Says

Sen. James Inhofe Inhofe says his Senate panel is already writing an infrastructure bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The Senate committee overseeing surface transportation policy already is crafting the framework for an infrastructure bill, Sen. James Inhofe told the Washington Examiner Feb. 15, a few days after the White House outlined “principles” of a $200 billion infrastructure proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 5: Country Club Builder

Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster N.J. Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J. (HMKramer via YouTube)

Building hotels, resorts and country clubs isn't the same as building roads and bridges, according to one transportation policy expert. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Has Potential for Bipartisanship in Congress, Secretary Chao Says

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Davos, Switzerland Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Davos, Switzerland. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s signature legislative goal for 2018, a long-term infrastructure funding proposal, is likely to bring feuding Republicans and Democrats together to the negotiating table following a bruising immigration debate that resulted in a mini-shutdown of the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018
Government, Business

Sen. John Cornyn's New Bill Offers Help for Local Road Projects

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. Cornyn at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) touted his recently introduced infrastructure bill as a way for states and municipalities to finance highway projects at a gathering of mayors Jan. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Government, Business

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls Mayors to Action on Infrastructure

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Landrieu by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Mayors must take the lead if they hope to improve their cities’ infrastructure with the help of federal partners, according to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 22: The Mayors Come to Washington

Vice President Mike Pence The White House via YouTube

Mayors across America still are waiting for the White House’s infrastructure plan as cities continue to cope with highway congestion. Many of them will be in Washington this week for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Government, Business

House Highways Leader Sam Graves Optimistic About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Passage

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves and Transport Topics Staff Reporter Eugene Mulero Graves tells TT's Mulero he is optimistic a deal will be reached on an infrastructure bill. (Office of Rep. Sam Graves)

WASHINGTON — Missouri Republican Rep. Sam Graves, among the leading candidates to succeed outgoing Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster next year, said he is optimistic about the chances of advancing a massive infrastructure plan this year.

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

Trump Infrastructure Plan Better Offer Sustainable Revenue, State DOTs Warn

Jennifer Cohan of DDOT Jennifer Cohan, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Solvency and sustainability are the chief qualities state department of transportation leaders are looking for in President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure package.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 8: Infrastructure on the Horizon

President Donald Trump White House via YouTube

Infrastructure will be this year’s top legislative priority for Republicans, if President Donald Trump gets his way. Fresh off a major win on tax reform, the Builder-in-Chief is eager to work his dealmaking skills and have Republican leaders send him a $1 trillion, 10-year funding proposal. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018

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