Infrastructure
Government

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
Government, Business, Fuel

Business Groups Say Time Is Now to Increase Gas Tax for Roads

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.

Mark Niquette and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2018
Government, Business

House Panel to Hear From Secretary Chao on Infrastructure March 6

Elaine Chao testifying before a Senate panel Elaine Chao testifying before a Senate panel (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Less than a week after meeting with senators, the country’s top transportation officer will explain President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal to a House policy committee.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2018
Government, Business

Listen: TT's Eugene Mulero on Infrastructure

Eugene Mulero

Transport Topics reporter Eugene Mulero appeared on The Motley Fool's Industry Focus podcast on March 1, discussing prospects for President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.

Transport Topics
March 2, 2018
Government

Sec. Elaine Chao Stands Behind $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Amid Pushback

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

In her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the White House presented to lawmakers its $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sparred with Senate Democrats skeptical about the proposal’s funding goal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018
Government

Chao Hints Document Will Flesh Out Infrastructure Plan

Chao at AASHTO AASHTO Video via YouTube

WASHINGTON — Transportation leaders should look forward to a document coming out in the next few days that will provide additional details about President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018
Government

Analysis: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Killed by His Own Party

Chip Somodevill, pool via Bloomberg News

Bloomberg’s Ari Natter and Mark Niquette report that Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn doesn’t think there will be time for his chamber to consider infrastructure this year.

Jonathan Bernstein | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

S.C. Governor Cries Foul Over White House Allocation for Charleston Port

South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is accusing the White House budget office — overseen by former S.C. GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney — for skimping on funding for one of the state’s top priority infrastructure projects.

Emma Dumain | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 28, 2018
Government

Trump’s Public Works Plan May Not Advance This Year, John Cornyn Says

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

A public works package that is one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities may not make it through the Senate this year amid a packed agenda, John Cornyn, the chamber’s No. 2 Republican, said in an interview

Ari Natter and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2018
Government, Business

Colorado May Vote on Potential Sales Tax Hike to Finance Road Projects

I-70 in Colorado I-70 in Colorado by Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr

Colorado voters may see a question on the ballot in November about raising the state’s sales tax to finance infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018

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