Infrastructure
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Transportation Secretary: Benefits of $2.8 Billion Road Plan Already Happening

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West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith told state legislators Jan. 29 that West Virginia drivers are already beginning to notice road improvements as part of Gov. Jim Justice’s four-year, $2.8 billion “Roads to Prosperity” program.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
January 31, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

ATA Chairman Dave Manning: Decongested Roads Important as Economy Improves

ATA Chairman Dave Manning John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The potential economic benefits of a long-term infrastructure funding proposal, and the impact a new tax law is having on certain businesses, reinforces a need for better freight connectivity nationwide, ATA Chairman Dave Manning said Jan 31.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government, Business

Trump to Congress: Produce $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Streamline Permitting

President Trump Win McNamee/AP Pool

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump called on the Republican-led Congress to prepare a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would be anchored by a robust reliance on private sector investments.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Iowa Tops ARTBA List of States With Deficient Bridges

Centennial Bridge in Iowa Iowa's Centennial Bridge is on the list of structurally deficient bridges. (ercwttmn/Flickr)

Iowa is home to the most structurally deficient bridges, while the District of Columbia contains the fewest, according to a recent report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Has Potential for Bipartisanship in Congress, Secretary Chao Says

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Davos, Switzerland Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Davos, Switzerland. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s signature legislative goal for 2018, a long-term infrastructure funding proposal, is likely to bring feuding Republicans and Democrats together to the negotiating table following a bruising immigration debate that resulted in a mini-shutdown of the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Plan Reaction From Trucking Industry

TT's Eugene Mulero talks with colleague Burney Simpson about trucking industry concerns being raised about a tolling plan and other features that the White House appears to be considering in its $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
January 23, 2018
Government, Business

Congress Awaits Infrastructure Plan Next Week; Freight Groups Oppose Tolls in Leaked Draft

Toll gate on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Mark Danielson/Flickr

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will need to vigorously promote his wide-ranging infrastructure funding proposal to help advance it through a skeptical Congress this year, the leader of the Senate committee on freight affairs said Jan. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Interactive Graphic: State DOT Projects Hitting the Road in 2018

Governors Map Gerald Desmond Bridge by Eric Fredericks/Flickr

Infrastructure needs have emerged as a top priority for most state administrators who received the go-ahead to spend millions of dollars on repairs as well as new construction projects that range from expanding highways to fixing decrepit roads to installing Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Eleanor Lamb and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
January 19, 2018
Government, Business

ATA's Bill Sullivan on Infrastructure, Autonomous, F4A

ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about lobbying efforts around infrastructure, autonomous policies and meal-and-rest-break legislation, part of our LiveOnWeb 2018 Government Outlook. More at bit.ly/TT-LOW0117.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2018
Government, Business

Rep. Sam Graves on Infrastructure, Highway Trust Fund

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) tells Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero he thinks the House "will move pretty fast" once it gets an infrastructure proposal from the Trump administration. He also talks about the Highway Trust Fund and "changing the funding culture." More in our Jan. 17 LiveOnWeb program, "2018 Government Outlook" at bit.ly/TT-LOW0117.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2018

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