Infrastructure
Government, Business

Congressional Leaders Vow Action on Infrastructure

EPW GOP via YouTube

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would ensure long-term funding for infrastructure projects nationwide will make its way through the transportation committees in the House and Senate, the chairmen of those panels announced last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure Plan, FASTLANE Grants to Be Announced Soon, Chao Says

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Details of a long-term infrastructure plan and the recipients of additional funding for freight projects will be announced soon, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told a Senate panel May 17.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government, Business

Donohue Hopes Infrastructure Bill Spurs Economy While Fixing Roads

Ian Wagreich/U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue says the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill should attempt to mitigate highway bottlenecks, promote long-term economic growth and update regulations to make private investment more attractive.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government, Business

Stakeholders Pessimistic About Quick Action From Capitol Hill on Highway Funding Bill

Jeff Agnew/Blakey-Agnew

WASHINGTON — Little optimism was heard from podiums and audiences at Infrastructure Week events last week that Congress will pass President Donald Trump’s planned $1 trillion infrastructure funding bill soon, or that the federal government will be looking to public- private partnerships to plug a gaping hole in the Highway Trust Fund.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Replay: LiveOnWeb Infrastructure Week Reporter Roundtable

Mulero, Fischler, Wolfe, Zanona

As Infrastructure Week wraps up, TT Congressional Reporter Eugene Mulero was joined by three Capitol Hill watchers to assess what was accomplished in a special Reporter Roundtable edition of LiveOnWeb. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure Stakeholders Press Congress, Administration for Funding Boost

WASHINGTON — Representatives from the construction sector are on Capitol Hill on May 18 to urge federal lawmakers to ensure the long-term solvency of a highway account.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2017
Government, Business

House Transportation Panel Will Take Up Infrastructure Bill This Year, Chairman Says

Shuster by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — A long-term infrastructure funding bill will be considered by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the panel’s chairman told Transport Topics on May 17.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure Week Spurs Query on Trump's Plan: Where Is It?

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Leaders from business, government, organized labor and trade associations gathered in Washington for an annual weeklong discussion about improving the nation’s infrastructure, with a message for President Donald Trump about his $1 trillion plan: Let’s see it.

Mark Niquette and John McCormick | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2017
Business, Government

Congestion Costs Trucking Industry $63.4 Billion, ATRI Report Says

ATRI's Rebecca Brewster via YouTube

Bumper-to-bumper traffic along the country’s highways resulted in operational costs to the trucking industry of more than $63.4 billion in 2015, a new report by the American Transportation Research Institute found.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Government, Business

At P3s Session, Few See Funding Solution on Horizon

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON —There seemed to be little optimism at an afternoon session on public-private partnerships that Congress will pass a $1 trillion infrastructure funding bill by year’s end or that the federal government will receive P3s with open arms anytime soon.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017

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