Infrastructure
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
Government

New Hampshire State House Compromise Reached on Infrastructure Bills

Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

While legislative leaders and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu continue to try and resolve a two-year state budget, bipartisan consensus has been reached on making significant improvements to the state’s ailing infrastructure.

Kevin Landrigan | The New Hampshire Union Leader
June 12, 2017
Government

Trump Repackages Obama Council as `New' in Infrastructure Plan

Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg News

The “new council” that President Donald Trump announced on June 9 to streamline regulatory reviews for infrastructure projects isn’t actually new.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2017
Government

Trump Touts Regulatory Reforms in Infrastructure Plan

Cheriss May/Sipa USA/TNS

The environmental review process for construction projects would be streamlined under a long-term infrastructure proposal President Trump touted at the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2017
Government

Infrastructure Boost Fades in US Economic-Growth Forecasts

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President Donald Trump is stepping up the fanfare around his $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, but the plan is fast becoming a nonfactor in forecasts for U.S. economic growth.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2017
Government

Senators Push Back on Trump’s Call for Selling Energy Assets

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s proposal to sell energy facilities as a way to partially back a long-term infrastructure funding plan has been met with bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2017
Government

US No Longer Can Accept Crumbling Infrastructure, Trump Says

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Americans no longer can live with crumbling locks, dams, roads and bridges, President Donald Trump said June 8, and he outlined a plan to leverage $1 trillion in investment in U.S. infrastructure.

Mark Niquette and Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2017

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