NCDOT Plans to Fully Reopen Stretch of I-40 by Christmas

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Travelers using Interstate 40 to pass through Raleigh, N.C., can expect lanes that have been under construction for the past few years to be restored by Christmas, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation Spokesman Steve Abbott.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure Funding Talks Expected to Gain Momentum After Tax Reform Concludes

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Passage of a Republican-led tax reform bill will kick off negotiations on an infrastructure funding measure that transportation leaders and President Donald Trump argue is badly needed for improving connectivity across freight corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business

TRIP Report Underscores Maine’s Crumbling Infrastructure

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Maine’s aging transportation network is in serious need of repair, according to TRIP’s Nov. 1 report titled “Preserving Maine’s Bridges.”

Transport Topics
November 1, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Economic Adviser Floats Idea of Gas Tax Hike for Infrastructure

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President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser raised the possibility of increasing the federal gasoline tax next year to help pay for the administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, U.S. Representative Tom Reed said.

Erik Wasson and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

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Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
October 24, 2017
Government, Business

Industry Awaits $1 Trillion Infrastructure Funding Plan to Modernize Roads, ATA Official Says

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Trump administration’s plan to boost funding for freight corridors and modernize outdated infrastructure would benefit the commercial transportation sector, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said during a seminar at the group’s annual conference Oct. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Story of Louisiana Road, Bridge Problems: Millions in Budget but Billions in Backlog

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While Louisiana road and bridge needs poured in to a key legislative committee Oct. 12, prospects for any sweeping changes are bleak.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
October 12, 2017

FHWA Announces Proposal for Pilot to Eliminate State-Federal Duplication of Environmental Reviews


Federal regulators have proposed a pilot program intended to eliminate duplication of the environmental review process by allowing up to five states to conduct the reviews for infrastructure projects using state law rather than federal law.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Government, Logistics

Lawmakers Seek Industry Input on Infrastructure Plan

A contractor stands on a cherry picker to work on steel beams during highway construction between U.S. Route 23 and U.S. Route 52 near Portsmouth, Ohio. Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Missouri’s chief of transportation will join manufacturing and construction executives to share their perspective with House lawmakers this week about infrastructure projects in need of funding.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2017

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 10: Infrastructure the Wallflower

Sen. Tom Carper Carper by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Recently, it seems Infrastructure had become the guy standing quietly in the corner as an out-of-control party raged around him. Sen. Tom Carper finally gave Infrastructure some love. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017