Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania, Delaware Join Study of East Coast Road Usage Tax

Welcome Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

Pennsylvania motorists will have an opportunity to participate in a study exploring the potential impact of a road usage tax on the East Coast.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 11, 2017

Waterway Infrastructure Hits Shipping Companies, Opens Door to Trucks

Louisiana paddle boat bridge New Orleans Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Infrastructure on the nation’s inland waterways needs an investment boost. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates $4.9 billion is needed in the next 20 years to improve locks and dams across the country.

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

Minnesota DOT Hopes Trump’s Infrastructure Promise Can Fix Its ‘Can of Worms’

Minnesota's I-35 'Can of Worms' Duluth News Tribune

The Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure promise is starting small — with a reboot — and shifting greater responsibility onto states and municipalities.

Brady Slater | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
August 7, 2017

I-95 Corridor Coalition Chooses Firm to Run Pilot That Analyzes Funding Options

I-95 Delaware traffic Bobby Hidy/Flickr

The I-95 Corridor Coalition has selected CH2M to pilot a program exploring alternative revenue mechanisms for transportation funding.

Transport Topics
August 1, 2017
Government, TCA

'Irresponsible’ for Louisiana to Ignore Road, Bridge Needs, Sponsor of Unsuccessful Gas Tax Hike Says

Bridge in Louisiana faungg's photos/Flickr

The sponsor of a failed bill to raise Louisiana’s gas tax said July 31 the state should consider other options to improve roads and bridges, including the already-stressed general fund.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
August 1, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

With Two Industrial Parks on the Horizon, Illinois County Hopes to Adopt Freight Plan

With proposals for two large scale industrial parks in the works — in Crete, Ill. and Elwood, Ill. — Will County officials say they hope their soon-to-be-adopted Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan will help local leaders minimize the impacts of these sizable projects.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
July 24, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Port Panama City Moves Forward on New East Terminal

Panama City Port Panama City Port Authority

The Panama City Port Authority on July 20 moved forward with plans for its new East Terminal.

By John Henderson | The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.)
July 24, 2017
Government, Business

Neglected Infrastructure Hinders Freight, Agricultural Sectors, Executives Say

Rural roadway in Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON — Congested and deteriorating roadways and inland ports as well as insufficient access to wireless communication in rural communities continues to impede commerce for freight and agricultural industries in farming areas, representatives from rural firms told lawmakers July 19.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Government, Fuel

Americans Say They Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Crumbling Roads

Pothole in road chrisUK/Flickr

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and bridges in their own states.

Mark Niquette and John McCormick | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Gov. Holcomb Announces Five-Year, $4.7 Billion Roads Plan

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced July 17 what he called the state’s largest infrastructure project by far, a $4.7 billion plan to pave roads and rehab bridges over the next five years.

Jordan Fouts | The Elkhart (Ind.) Truth
July 18, 2017