Infrastructure Funding
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 25: Reforming the Tax Code

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The real possibility of lawmakers advancing the first overhaul of the country’s tax code in more than three decades would greatly benefit trucking, ATA President Chris Spear says.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Equipment Makers Set Up First ‘Fly-In’ With Washington Policymakers

The rare opportunity of reforming the federal corporate tax code and ensuring long-term funding for freight infrastructure in the coming months prompted the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to recently schedule its own meetings on Capitol Hill and the White House.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: How Robin Hood Would Fund Our Infrastructure

Numerous studies by the Department of Transportation, the Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials, American Trucking Associations and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association have warned that the quality and quantity of U.S. transportation infrastructure is deficient and in dire need of permanent, long-term funding.

John A. Simourian | Chairman, Lily Transporation Corp.
September 15, 2017
Government, Business

Funding Plan Must Continue Absent Infrastructure Council, Stakeholders Say

Donald Trump Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The White House’s recent announcement that an advisory council on infrastructure matters would not convene as planned should not derail efforts to achieve a long-term funding fix for infrastucture, policymakers and freight groups said.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

House Democratic Transportation Leader Blasts Trump’s Executive Order

Rep. Peter DeFazio Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump is consistently falling short on his promise to modernize the country’s intricate infrastructure network, said the top Democrat on the House transportation panel.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2017
Government, Safety

10th Anniversary of Bridge Collapse Offers Glimpse at Infrastructure Repair

Minnesota I-35W bridge collapse Jim Mone/Associated Press

This month marks the 10th anniversary of a deadly bridge collapse in Minnesota, which shaped one of the earliest conversations about structurally deficient bridges and the significant funding needed to fix or replace infrastructure nationwide.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
August 9, 2017
Government, Safety

Arizona Mayor Commends Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Push

Mayor John Giles, Mesa, Ariz. John Giles by Carlos Delgado/AP Images for Siemens Corp.

The mayor of a city in Arizona praised President Donald Trump’s position on infrastructure at a U.S. Conference of Mayors roundtable breakfast Aug. 2.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2017
Government

Senior Democrat Proposes Investing $4 Trillion in Infrastructure

Joseph Crowley c-span.org

Investments in the country’s infrastructure greater than $1 trillion would boost the economy and lead to job growth, a top House Democrat said July 31.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2017