Eugene Mulero

Eugene Mulero

Staff Reporter

@eugenemulero

Eugene Mulero is the congressional reporter at Transport Topics where he writes about regional and national infrastructure projects, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Congress and developments in commercial intermodal connectivity.


Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous, New Technology Merit NTSB’s Attention, Nominee Tells Senate Panel

The National Transportation Safety Board needs to ensure technical skills are available and staff expertise is maintained to address concerns related to autonomous vehicles and new technology, nominee Thomas Chapman told a Senate panel Dec. 11.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2019
Government, Technology

FCC Approves Proposal to Proceed With 5.9 GHz Changes

AASHTO's King Gee AASHTO's King Gee (right) by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from leading transportation groups, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 12 unanimously moved to proceed with a proposal that would devote a significant aspect of auto safety airwaves to broadband uses, with a remainder for a new cellular connected-vehicle technology.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business

Freight Stakeholders: USMCA Is ‘Victory’ for Industry

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestures at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 10, 2019. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Freight stakeholders expressed strong support for the recent agreement reached by congressional Democrats and the Trump White House on a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, as the U.S. House readies a vote on the deal before the end of the year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Sen. Roger Wicker Addresses Impaired Driving, Hair Testing in New Bill

Hair Testing Technician preps hair for drug testing in Quest Diagnostics laboratory. (Quest Diagnostics)

Legislation seeking to improve drug testing for employees in safety-sensitive transportation posts was easily advanced by a U.S. Senate panel on Dec. 11.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Announces ‘Rule for Rules’ to Structure Reforms

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking to improve the way it proceeds with rulemaking, guidance and enforcement by structuring a series of reforms.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government

By Washington Standards, Infrastructure Had a Moment in 2019

President Donald Trump Trump's impeachment inquiry didn't completely detract from infrastructure policy in 2019. The Senate introduced a five-year highway authorization measure, and the House held several hearings on autonomous technology. (NBC News via YouTube)

Despite the attention-grabbing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the Environment and Public Works Committee in the U.S. Senate managed to advance a five-year highway reauthorization measure this summer. It was a modest step forward for policymakers, even though a long-term funding fix for highway programs was left unresolved. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2019
Government, Business

Enhance Freight Connectivity in Next Highway Bill, Executives Tell US House Panel

Erin Aleman Erin Aleman by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube

Consideration in Congress of an extensive update to federal transportation guidelines must prioritize sustainable funding that enhances freight connectivity and reduces congestion, industry stakeholders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business

Impeachment Politics Threaten Legislative Agenda, Key Lawmakers Argue

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

With the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump entering a new phase this month, congressional leaders continue to criticize each other over inaction on legislation to keep the federal government funded through fiscal 2020, a new trade agreement and infrastructure policy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Engineering Group ACEC Opposes Bill That Removes Regulations on Construction Material Suppliers

Harley Rouda Rouda speaks at a hearing. (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Bloomberg News)

A group representing engineers is pushing back on recently introduced legislation that aims to develop projects through open competition among suppliers of construction materials.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019
Government

In Trump Era, GOP Cites Partisan Politics at Traditionally Bipartisan Panel

Rep. Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri is concerned a lack of bipartisanship would threaten the transportation panel's agenda in the U.S. House. (Great River Economic Development Foundation via YouTube)

Partisan politics have disrupted the once bipartisan atmosphere of the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to Republicans on that committee. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2019

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