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
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump’s Planned Infrastructure Boom Bumps Up Against Worker Shortage

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President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to fill them.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2017
Government, Business

Construction Stocks Tank as Trump’s Infrastructure Plans Fizzle

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The predicted boom in construction stocks under President Donald Trump is turning into a bust.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Bridge Monitoring Aided by Sensor Technology

Sensors installed on a Minnesota bridge Sensors are installed on a bridge in Minnesota. (MnDOT)

Bridge sensor systems are becoming integrated in the engineering and construction of spans across the country to monitor everything from load stress to movement.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2017
Government, Logistics

Mississippi Senate Panel to Again Study State’s Transportation Woes

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The Mississippi Senate Transportation Committee has two days of hearings scheduled for Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 for members to again hear about the poor condition of the state’s transportation system.

Bobby Harrison | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo, Miss.)
August 23, 2017