Government, Business

Sen. Sanders to Introduce Infrastructure Bill

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to introduce a bill in the new session of Congress to authorize $1 trillion in spending over several years to rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges and invest in other infrastructure modernization projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2015
Government, Business

'60 Minutes' Spotlights Nation's Infrastructure Headaches

Ray LaHood via 60 Minutes

Watch as '60 Minutes' examines a problem well-known to the trucking industry: The nation's roads and bridges are crumbling and there's still no movement in Congress to find a permanent solution.

Transport Topics
November 24, 2014
Government, Business

Rogoff: Invest in Resilient Infrastructure

TT File Photo

Transportation infrastructure needs to be built more sturdily and in safer locations in order to withstand the pounding from changing climate, and failure to do so could result in wasteful spending, a U.S. Department of Transportation official told a transport conference in South Carolina.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 13, 2014
Government, Business

States Ask Voters to Decide on Infrastructure Measures

Transportation advocates are increasingly taking their case for better infrastructure to the public, a strategy magnified in a number of states as voters head to the polls Nov. 4.

November 3, 2014
Government, Business

Crumbling Infrastructure Fix Seen With Global Trillions of Dollars

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The concrete piers of two new bridges are rising out of the Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky, and southern Indiana, as crews blast limestone and move earth to build the roads and tunnels that will soon connect the twin spans to nearby interstate highways.

Bloomberg News
October 15, 2014
Government, Business

Missouri Voters Solidly Reject Amendment to Increase Sales Tax for Highway Projects

Missouri voters last week defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that could have raised as much as $6 billion by increasing the state’s sales tax to pay for infrastructure improvements.

August 11, 2014
Government, Business

White House Promotes Private Sector in New Infrastructure Initiative, Urges Congress to Act

Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal

President Obama on July 17 signed an initiative aimed at helping state agencies connect with private-sector investors to upgrade the country’s aging transportation infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2014
Government, Business

Funding Transportation Projects Reduces Bottlenecks, Helps Trucking Industry, WH Report Says

If Congress approves significant funding to upgrade the country’s aging roads and bridges, travel times throughout the freight industry would improve dramatically, according to a report released July 14 by the Obama administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2014
Government, Business

Rep. Delaney to Promote Infrastructure Bill At Press Club June 26

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) will have a chance to promote his legislation that establishes a $50 billion infrastructure fund to boost highway projects when he appears at the National Press Club June 26.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2014
Government, Business

Key House Democrat Aims to Take His Infrastructure Bill Viral

Maryland Democrat Rep. John Delaney unveiled a website June 17 to draw attention to a bill he introduced last year that would create a $50 billion infrastructure fund.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2014