Eugene Mulero

Eugene Mulero

Senior Reporter

@eugenemulero

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

DOT Unveils Safety Grants Availability; House Considers Gas Price Bill

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

As the House readies consideration of fuel-centric legislation this week, senior transportation officials announced funding availability for a new safety initiative. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 16, 2022
Equipment, Safety

Qualifying for Nationals Requires Well-Rounded Performance, Chairman Says

Tanker truck on the course at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh The last National Truck Driving Championships to be held on location was 2019 in Pittsburgh. This year's NTDC will take place Aug. 16-19 in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

There’s more to a state qualifier than showcasing one’s safety driving skills in a bid to advance to the National Truck Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Congress Kicks Off Final Negotiations on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Bill

Cantwell Sen. Maria Cantwell, tasked with organizing the final bill, at a past hearing. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Bloomberg News)

Congressional policymakers formally kicked off negotiations on comprehensive legislation meant to facilitate domestic production of semiconductors and improve the movement of freight at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Government, Business

Sen. Carper Highlights Environmental Infrastructure Efforts

Tom Carper, Brenda Mallory Sen. Tom Carper by carper.senate.gov; Brenda Mallory by whitehouse.gov

The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. Senate touted a White House agency’s role in enhancing the environmental permitting process and responding to climate change.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Government

Senate Confirms Maritime Administration Chief

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

Retired Rear Admiral Ann Phillips will become the next administrator of the Maritime Administration after her confirmation by the U.S. Senate on May 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2022
Government

Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Grants Proposal

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg "We understand that the tremendous opportunity we’ve been given to help modernize our country’s infrastructure comes with a profound responsiblity, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to grants proposed by the Biden White House for fiscal 2023 as funding that potentially could modernize major aspects of the country’s mobility network.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill

Port Containerships at the Port of Tacoma. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Legislation designed to enhance funding for the country’s commercial waterways was easily approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 9, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Congressional Leaders Eye Legislation Targeting Fuel Prices

Fuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

With the traditional start of the busy summer driving season fast approaching, congressional leaders are taking aim at rising gasoline prices.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2022
Government

Sen. Klobuchar Presses Passage of Shipping Bill

Sens. Amy Klobuchar, John Thune Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) talks with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) during a Commerce Committee hearing related to the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

As supply chain woes continue to affect the commercial transportation industry, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on colleagues to pass legislation meant to facilitate the movement of freight at the nation’s ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 3, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Senators Press USDOT on AV Tech

waymo via Waymo has begun testing Peterbilt trucks equipped with self-driving technology in Texas. (Waymo)

A group of senators recently asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for an update on efforts to regulate key aspects of autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 2, 2022

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