Government, Business

IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

Local Forums Key to Boosting Texas’ Middling Infrastructure, State Stakeholders Say

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Advocacy at the local level is key to rectifying Texas’s mediocre infrastructure, according to Travis Attanasio, vice president of professional affairs for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Texas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

Las Vegas-Area Interchange Gets FHWA Redistribution Funds

The Garnet Interchange Additional federal funding will improve the Garnet Interchange in southern Nevada. (Nevada DOT)

The Nevada Department of Transportation will use recently issued federal funds to expand an interchange near Las Vegas to help bolster freight transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics

Analysis: An Infrastructure Deal Should Be Easy, But Isn’t

Ocala, Fla, - June 11, 2017: A sinkhole opens in a parking area and swallows a car that teeters on the edge. Michael Warren/Getty Images

Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017
Government, Business

New Ambassador Bridge to Dedicate One Lane for Pre-Screened Trucks

Artistic rendering of Ambassador Bridge with new span Artistic rendering of Ambassador Bridge with new span via

The new span of the Ambassador Bridge, which the Detroit International Bridge Co. recently obtained a permit to build, will include a lane dedicated to pre-approved trucks moving across the border, according to Dan Stamper, president of the company.

Transport Topics
September 6, 2017

USDOT Accepting Applications From States, Municipalities for TIGER Grants

Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation

States and cities seeking additional funding to help pay for large-scale infrastructure projects will be able to apply for grants under an Obama-era program, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Sept.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington State to Test Pay-by-the-Mile Tax as a Way to Fund Highways

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Next year the Washington State Department of Transportation expects gas-tax revenues to rise by 0.9%. It expects its construction costs to increase by 2.6%.

David Gutman | The Seattle Times
September 6, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Highway From Mexico to Canada Looks for Traction

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It’s only a modest 2.5 miles of a long-term plan to better connect Las Vegas and Phoenix — the two largest cities in the U.S. not currently linked by an interstate — and a longer-term dream to link Mexico, the U.S and Canada.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
September 5, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 4: TIGER in the House

Flooded I-65 Flooded I-65 in Houston by David J. Phillip/AP

Images of interstates and neighborhoods underwater in Houston reminded us of the fragility of our nation's infrastructure. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Urges Congress to Reform Tax Code

Trump on tax reform Trump urges Congress to reform the tax code in a Springfield, Mo., speech. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

The marching orders to Congress from President Donald Trump in a fiery speech in Missouri Aug. 30 were clear: reform the country’s tax code.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 31, 2017