Infrastructure
Government, Fuel

Americans Say They Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Crumbling Roads

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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

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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
Government, Business

State DOTs Eye New US Infrastructure Grants

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Several state transportation agencies are reviewing whether to proceed with a federal request to reapply for infrastructure grants that would rely significantly on private capital.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2017
Government

Deadline for INFRA Grants Set for Nov. 2

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The deadline to submit applications for new federal infrastructure grants is Nov. 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2017
Government, Fuel

Trucking, Regulations and Congress: A Midyear Review and Look-Ahead

TT Managing Editor Lorrie Grant chats with government reporters Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller to recap the year so far in congressional and regulatory news that impact trucking, and looks ahead at the final six months. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
July 3, 2017
Government, Business

Chao: ‘Hard to Get Consensus’ on Infrastructure Funding Plan

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Identifying the most viable source of long-term funding for infrastructure projects nationwide is an elusive task, the country’s top transportation officer explained last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government

Pence, Ryan to Keynote Manufacturers’ Summit

Paul Ryan Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at the National Association of Manufacturers annual summit in Washington on June 20-21.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2017
Government

Chao: Administration Still Figuring Out Funding for Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration has yet to agree on how to fund a portion of a $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure plan expected to be unveiled this fall, the country’s top transportation officer told House funding leaders on June 15, a week after the White House hosted infrastructure-centric events around the country.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2017

New York Speeds Up Road Projects Ahead of Penn Station Work

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accelerating construction on New York bridges and tunnels so the work is complete before Amtrak begins emergency repairs at Pennsylvania Station in July.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2017

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