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
Government, Business

FHWA Nominee: Tolls, P3s Options to Fund Infrastructure Projects

FHWA nominee Trombino Trombino at his nomination hearing. (Environment and Public Works Committee via YouTube)

Tolling systems and public-private partnerships are viable alternatives to traditional sources of infrastructure funding, such as revenue generated from fuel taxes, the nominee to lead the country’s vast network of highways told a Senate panel on Oct. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017

Trump’s Change of Heart Puts $1 Trillion Building Plan in Limbo

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s infrastructure guru spent part of Sept. 26 at a conference in Washington promoting the president’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and airports relying in part on public-private partnerships. The same day, across town, Trump was telling lawmakers that those kinds of deals don’t work.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2017
Government, Business

IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

Local Forums Key to Boosting Texas’ Middling Infrastructure, State Stakeholders Say

Tim Patterson/Flickr

Advocacy at the local level is key to rectifying Texas’s mediocre infrastructure, according to Travis Attanasio, vice president of professional affairs for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Texas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

Las Vegas-Area Interchange Gets FHWA Redistribution Funds

The Garnet Interchange Additional federal funding will improve the Garnet Interchange in southern Nevada. (Nevada DOT)

The Nevada Department of Transportation will use recently issued federal funds to expand an interchange near Las Vegas to help bolster freight transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics

Analysis: An Infrastructure Deal Should Be Easy, But Isn’t

Ocala, Fla, - June 11, 2017: A sinkhole opens in a parking area and swallows a car that teeters on the edge. Michael Warren/Getty Images

Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017
Government, Business

New Ambassador Bridge to Dedicate One Lane for Pre-Screened Trucks

Artistic rendering of Ambassador Bridge with new span Artistic rendering of Ambassador Bridge with new span via

The new span of the Ambassador Bridge, which the Detroit International Bridge Co. recently obtained a permit to build, will include a lane dedicated to pre-approved trucks moving across the border, according to Dan Stamper, president of the company.

Transport Topics
September 6, 2017

USDOT Accepting Applications From States, Municipalities for TIGER Grants

Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation

States and cities seeking additional funding to help pay for large-scale infrastructure projects will be able to apply for grants under an Obama-era program, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Sept.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2017