Eugene Mulero

Eugene Mulero

Senior Reporter


Eugene Mulero is a senior reporter at Transport Topics, focusing on Congress and national policy. He writes the Capitol Agenda column, leads coverage of elections and produces a media panel for Transport Topics Radio.

Government, Safety

US Lawmakers Introduce ‘Complete Streets’ Bill

Sen. Ed Markey Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce Committee, is a co-sponsor of the legislation. (Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg News)

A national program that promotes safety features for street designs recently was introduced by transportation policymakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Orders USDOT to Review Supply Chain

Joe Biden President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains on Feb. 24 (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the nation’s supply chain in the wake of challenges that arose during the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Safety Is a Priority for Policymakers Pursuing Highway Bill

Street Sign Some of the measures will include the safety of pedestrians. (txking/Getty Images)

Transportation policymakers in Congress aiming to produce comprehensive highway legislation this year pledged to boost safety policies across the mobility grid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021

Climate Change to Dominate Highway Policy, Top Transportation Lawmakers Say

Sen. Tom Carper Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) speaks during the virtual 2021 AASHTO Washington Briefing.(aashtovideo via Youtube)

This year’s update of the nation’s premier highway policy law will focus heavily on climate change initiatives, Sen. Tom Carper and Rep. Peter DeFazio told state officials Feb. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2021
Government, Business

US House Transportation Leaders Press Biden for Ports Funding

Port of Savannah Jeremy Polston/Georgia Ports Authority

The leadership of the transportation committee at the U.S. House of Representatives is calling on the White House to prioritize a fund used to back maintenance projects at the country’s ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2021

House Transportation Republicans Urge Bipartisan Policymaking

Rep. Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves, a Missouri Republican, is the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's ranking member. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Shortly after the House transportation panel handed off pandemic aid recommendations to the Budget Committee, transportation Republican policymakers called the process partisan. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2021

Buttigieg: After COVID-19 Relief, an Infrastructure Policy

Pete Buttigieg "Our infrastructure reflects an example of how Americans have been expected to settle for less, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg says. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buittigieg echoed the White House’s strategy of pursuing comprehensive infrastructure legislation after the approval of a new round of COVID-19 aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2021

House Democrats Ready to Address Climate Crisis, Pallone Says

Municipal worker in Austin, Texas A city worker operates a bulldozer to restore water in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 17. (Thomas Ryan Allison/Bloomberg News)

Power outages in Texas and recent severe weather events around the country justify congressional Democrats’ policy directives on climate change, the chairman of the influential Energy and Commerce Committee said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2021

White House Eyes Infrastructure After COVID-19 Relief Package

Jen Psaki "I think most people wouldn’t argue that our roads, our bridges, our streets need to be rebuilt," says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg News)

After work on a multi-trillion dollar pandemic relief package is finalized, the White House is likely to pursue an agenda that includes comprehensive infrastructure policy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 17, 2021

Lawmaker Revisits Truck Parking Concerns at US House Hearing

Truck Stop Peggy Smith/Transport Topics

A measure designed to improve access to truck parking around the country is expected to come up for consideration later this year when congressional policymakers debate comprehensive transportation legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 16, 2021