Infrastructure
Government, Business

Industry Awaits $1 Trillion Infrastructure Funding Plan to Modernize Roads, ATA Official Says

Jonathan Peters of CUNY Peters by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Trump administration’s plan to boost funding for freight corridors and modernize outdated infrastructure would benefit the commercial transportation sector, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said during a seminar at the group’s annual conference Oct. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Story of Louisiana Road, Bridge Problems: Millions in Budget but Billions in Backlog

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While Louisiana road and bridge needs poured in to a key legislative committee Oct. 12, prospects for any sweeping changes are bleak.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
October 12, 2017
Government

FHWA Announces Proposal for Pilot to Eliminate State-Federal Duplication of Environmental Reviews

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Federal regulators have proposed a pilot program intended to eliminate duplication of the environmental review process by allowing up to five states to conduct the reviews for infrastructure projects using state law rather than federal law.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Government, Logistics

Lawmakers Seek Industry Input on Infrastructure Plan

A contractor stands on a cherry picker to work on steel beams during highway construction between U.S. Route 23 and U.S. Route 52 near Portsmouth, Ohio. Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Missouri’s chief of transportation will join manufacturing and construction executives to share their perspective with House lawmakers this week about infrastructure projects in need of funding.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 10: Infrastructure the Wallflower

Sen. Tom Carper Carper by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Recently, it seems Infrastructure had become the guy standing quietly in the corner as an out-of-control party raged around him. Sen. Tom Carper finally gave Infrastructure some love. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Business

FHWA Nominee: Tolls, P3s Options to Fund Infrastructure Projects

FHWA nominee Trombino Trombino at his nomination hearing. (Environment and Public Works Committee via YouTube)

Tolling systems and public-private partnerships are viable alternatives to traditional sources of infrastructure funding, such as revenue generated from fuel taxes, the nominee to lead the country’s vast network of highways told a Senate panel on Oct. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017
Government

Trump’s Change of Heart Puts $1 Trillion Building Plan in Limbo

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s infrastructure guru spent part of Sept. 26 at a conference in Washington promoting the president’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and airports relying in part on public-private partnerships. The same day, across town, Trump was telling lawmakers that those kinds of deals don’t work.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2017
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
Government

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
Government

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

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