Eugene Mulero

Government, Technology, Fuel

Cummins Executive to US House Panel: Investments in Low-Emissions Technologies Critical

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WASHINGTON — Federal policymakers crafting comprehensive transportation legislation should consider enhancing investments in low-emissions technologies across the freight sector, an executive with Cummins Inc. told a congressional panel July 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ARTBA Chairman Bob Alger Calls on Congress to Restore Highway Trust Fund

ARTBA Alger testifies. (ARTBAMedia via YouTube)

Congress needs to restore a federal highway account headed toward insolvency to provide funding certainty across the infrastructure construction sector, the leader of a national transportation advocacy group told lawmakers July 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Steve Cohen Introduce ‘Complete Streets’ Legislation

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Establishing a nationwide mandate to ensure municipalities design streets with every user in mind is the essence of legislation a group of federal lawmakers introduced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Infrastructure Missing From Trump’s Directives, Sen. Amy Klobuchar Says

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said July 14 on "This Week" that the president's preoccupation with immigration policy is detracting from negotiations on an infrastructure bill. (ABC News via YouTube)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a White House hopeful for 2020, says the president's preoccupation with immigration policy is taking away from negotiating an infrastructure bill. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2019
Government, Safety

USDOT Announces $477 Million in Grants to Airports

Planes at Chicago Rockford International Airport Chicago Rockford International Airport

Grants totaling $477 million will be used to assist with repairs and expansions at 264 airports, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 10.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2019
Government, Safety

Senate Committee Approves STB Nominee Michelle Schultz

Surface Transportation Board logo Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Finance LP

The Senate Commerce Committee advanced by voice-vote approval the nomination of Michelle Schultz for a seat on the Surface Transportation Board.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Stresses Benefits of Long-Term Highway Bill

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says state and local governments could engage in long-term planning "if they know they're going to have this money for five years rather than six months." (US National Archives via YouTube)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says state and local governments also would benefit from a long-term infrastructure plan. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2019
Government, Fuel

Senate Panel Schedules July 10 Hearing on Highway Reauthorization Priorities

Highway overhead i-84waterbury.com

Senate surface transportation leaders will meet July 10 to examine the merits of having a long-term highway policy bill on the books.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2019
Government, Business

Senate Panel to Consider STB Nominee Michelle Schultz July 10

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled the consideration of Michelle Schultz to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board for July 10.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2019
Government, Safety, Fuel

Secretary Chao: Fuel Tax a ‘Topic of Discussion’ During Infrastructure Policy Talks

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outside the White House in Washington on May 7, 2019. (Associated Press/Andrew Harnik)

Responding to whether the federal fuel tax should be raised to help fund the country’s corridors, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acknowledged the funding approach garnered interest during negotiations of a comprehensive infrastructure bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 2, 2019

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