Infrastructure
Government, Logistics

Trump to Promote Infrastructure Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

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The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with a push from the president.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics

TIGER Grants Address Freight Movement, Bridge Rehabilitation

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Projects that will address truck movement are included in the most recent round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Government, Logistics

Nebraska TIGER Grant Will Ease Truck Traffic in Lincoln Area

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Nebraska’s Lincoln South Beltway project, partially supported through a recent round of federal grants, is projected to ease traffic by diverting trucks around the city rather than through it.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Government, Logistics

Ryan Says Congress to Break Up Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals

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House Republicans will break President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan into multiple pieces of legislation as a way to make progress this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Anna Edgerton Erik Wasson and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Drivers Would Pay Tax on Miles Traveled Under Lawmaker’s Plan

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Drivers could pay a tax based on how many miles their vehicles travel under a plan being pushed by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, who’s vying to become the powerful new chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Lindsay Wise | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 8, 2018
Government

Senate Democrats Debut Infrastructure Plan That Would Reverse Elements of GOP Tax Overhaul

Democrats debut infrastructure plan Democrats debuted their own infrastructure plan that aims for a $1 trillion federal investment. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Less than a month after President Donald Trump unveiled his infrastructure proposal, Senate Democrats released an infrastructure plan of their own.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Business Groups Say Time Is Now to Increase Gas Tax for Roads

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The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.

Mark Niquette and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2018
Government, Business

House Panel to Hear From Secretary Chao on Infrastructure March 6

Elaine Chao testifying before a Senate panel Elaine Chao testifying before a Senate panel (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Less than a week after meeting with senators, the country’s top transportation officer will explain President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal to a House policy committee.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2018
Government, Business

Listen: TT's Eugene Mulero on Infrastructure

Eugene Mulero

Transport Topics reporter Eugene Mulero appeared on The Motley Fool's Industry Focus podcast on March 1, discussing prospects for President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.

Transport Topics
March 2, 2018
Government

Sec. Elaine Chao Stands Behind $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Amid Pushback

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

In her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the White House presented to lawmakers its $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sparred with Senate Democrats skeptical about the proposal’s funding goal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018

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