Trump Says Train Derailment Bolsters Case for Infrastructure Plan

Washington State Department of Transportation

President Donald Trump said an Amtrak passenger train derailment that killed at least six people in Washington state bolstered his case for investing in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Joshua Gallu | Bloomberg News
December 18, 2017
Government, Business

Shuster, Trump Meet for Infrastructure Talks

Bill Shuster John Sommers II for Transport Topics

With Congress and the White House looking to advance a massive infrastructure funding proposal, the top transportation policymaker in the House called a recent meeting with President Donald Trump a “very positive step forward.”

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2017
Government, Equipment

ATA Thanks Share the Road, America’s Road Team Program Sponsors and Supporters

Road Team members Road Team members by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — An estimated 1.2 billion people saw President Donald Trump sit in the cab of a Mack truck at the White House and speak with the driver in March — the logo of American Trucking Associations prominently displayed on the truck’s door — but what they didn’t know was that the truck was part of the Share the Road campaign.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
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
Government, Business, Logistics

US Demands Risk Scuttling NAFTA Talks

Photo by Josh Denmark, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. officials in NAFTA negotiations are making proposals on battleground issues that Canada and Mexico would never agree to, intensifying doubts of reaching compromise on their tight timeline, according to three officials familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin, Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Calls 20% Corporate Tax Rate in Plan a ‘Perfect Number’

Evan Vucci/AP

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders launched an urgent effort to get a major legislative win this year, announcing a long-awaited tax plan that will immediately set off a fight over how much top earners should pay.

September 27, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Plan Would Cut Taxes for Corporations, Wealthy

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders plan to release a tax framework this week that would dramatically cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, provide a measure of middle-class tax relief and punish some households in Democratic-leaning states like New York and New Jersey.

Sahil Kapur | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexico Says It Won’t Renegotiate NAFTA With President Trump Via Twitter

Alex Brandon/AP

Mexico will not renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or any other aspect of its relationship with the United States via social media or the press, the Mexican government declared Aug. 27

August 28, 2017

Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure

Donald Trump Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Aug. 17.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Ends Business Councils as CEOs Turn Against President

Donald Trump Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS

Donald Trump said he’s disbanding two advisory groups of American business leaders, after CEOs quit this week as the president faced blowback for failing to sufficiently condemn white supremacists.

Zachary Tracer and Matthew Townsend | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2017