Government, Logistics

Congress Struggles to Identify Funding for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

From left, Elaine Chao, U.S. transportation secretary; Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary; Alexander Acosta, U.S. labor secretary; Sonny Perdue, U.S. secretary of agriculture; Rick Perry, U.S. secretary of energy. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Congress did not come any closer to resolving key funding questions about President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, even after five Cabinet secretaries testified before a Senate panel on March 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Business, Logistics

‘Rapid-Fire’ E-Commerce Demands Better Neighborhood Roads, C.H. Robinson Exec Says


The prevalence of e-commerce will intensify the need for good neighborhood roads in addition to well-fortified interstates, according to an executive with third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Government, Safety

Trump’s Infrastructure Vision Still Lacks Funding Source, Sen. Thune Says

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Transportation policymakers on Capitol Hill have yet to identify a source of funding that would advance President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative unveiled last month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan County Plagued by Potholes Waits for Trump to Deliver on Infrastructure

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FRASER, Mich. — Warnings begin as soon as you arrive. Beware of the potholes. They’re everywhere in this Michigan city near Detroit, rattling travelers’ teeth and popping tires, making for a lunar-like obstacle course.

Noah Bierman | Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2018
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

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