infrastructure week
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Leaders Lament Infrastructure Delays at Roundtable

Minnesota roadwork Roadwork in Minnesota by bobex_pics/Flickr

WASHINGTON — If the prevailing wisdom seems to be in favor of getting on with repairing old and building new U.S. infrastructure, why does the nation seem to be in a state of inertia in getting the job done?

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Australian Ambassador Tells Lawmakers to Consider Infrastructure Privatization

Hockey Hockey via Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON — With many American policymakers struggling to identify a long-term path for funding their big-ticket infrastructure projects, Australia’s ambassador to the United States has proposed a rather simple approach: privatize the projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Uniform Road Laws, Reduced Congestion Could Ease Interstate Trucking, Experts Say

Oil tanker North Dakota An oil tanker truck drives along a road in Williston, N.D. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Harmonization among states on road laws relating to capacity would vastly improve interstate trucking, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Infrastructure Week and the Work Ahead

It’s Infrastructure Week, the annual spotlight on the nation’s roads and bridges. During a week’s worth of discussion, a lot will be said about the need to update and repair existing infrastructure as well as build from scratch what will be needed to carry transportation into the future.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Unlikely This Year, White House Says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Just days before prominent infrastructure stakeholders kick off a campaign to promote regional and local highway construction needs, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that President Donald Trump’s massive infrastructure package is unlikely to advance this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Secretary Chao to Keynote Infrastructure Week

Elaine Chao Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg Finance LP

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to headline this year’s Infrastructure Week starting May 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Government, Business

Chao: ‘Hard to Get Consensus’ on Infrastructure Funding Plan

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Identifying the most viable source of long-term funding for infrastructure projects nationwide is an elusive task, the country’s top transportation officer explained last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2017