Infrastructure
Government

Trump ‘Self-Help’ Infrastructure Plan Irks State, Local Leaders

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Mayors and state lawmakers from both parties are blasting President Donald Trump’s proposed transportation budget and $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, saying his plans would cut federal funding for critical projects and leave them holding the bill.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2017
Government

Analysis: The US Has Forgotten How to Do Infrastructure

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The nation once built things fast and cheaply. Now experts are puzzled why costs are higher and projects take longer than in other countries.

Noah Smith | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2017

House Unlikely to Pass Fuel-Tax Hike to Fund Infrastructure, Graves Says

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WASHINGTON — The leader of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives is not so certain his colleagues will go for a raise in fuel taxes to back a multiyear infrastructure funding plan this year, despite assurances from senior transportation leaders on Capitol Hill suggesting otherwise.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2017
Government

Trucking Groups Worry Rural Roads Overlooked in Infrastructure Debate

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Rural roads don’t get much attention in the national debate about infrastructure spending, but many local lanes also are in need of upgrades from handling freight traffic that is being either diverted from or headed to major highways, state association executives said.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2017
Government

Democrats Rip Trump's Infrastructure Plan as ‘Sleight of Hand’

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President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan for improving the nation’s infrastructure isn’t enjoying the immediate bipartisan support he may have hoped for.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2017
Government, Business

Senators Unveil Infrastructure Financing Legislation

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Legislation that would establish an infrastructure investment bank that would facilitate access to private capital for new bridges, tunnels and freight corridors was unveiled recently by a group of senators.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government

Rep. Sam Graves Vows House Will Produce Infrastructure Bill in 2017

Barring something catastrophic, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) says the House will definitely produce an infrastructure bill this year, and while everything's on the table, he tells TT's Eugene Mulero "it will be hard to pass a gas tax in this Congress."

Transport Topics
May 22, 2017
TCA

Trucking Industry Figures Speak Favorably of an Increase in the Federal Fuel Tax

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It isn’t often that industry supports raising taxes. That seems to be the case with American roads and bridges, however, with both industry officials and the Trump administration signaling that they might be amenable to raising the federal fuel tax to pay for road improvements.

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources.com (Washington, D.C.)
May 22, 2017
Government, Business

World’s Biggest Private Equity Manager Unveils $100 Billion Ambition for Infrastructure

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Blackstone Group, the world’s biggest private equity manager, is eyeing more than $100 billion in infrastructure investments with a new strategy anchored by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Melissa Mittelman | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Budget Said to Include $200 Billion for Infrastructure

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President Donald Trump will propose spending $200 billion in federal funds over 10 years to spur investment in the nation’s infrastructure, a senior Office of Management and Budget official said.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2017

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