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

Democrats Look to Budget, Bipartisan Bills to Advance Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Sen. Chuck Schumer "We’re not going to sacrifice the bigness and boldness in this [infrastructure] bill. We will just pursue two paths and at some point they will join,” Sen. Chuck Schumer says. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

After the White House and Senate Republicans ended negotiations on an infrastructure package, congressional Democratic leaders announced their intention to rely on an intricate budget process to pass a key piece of the president’s domestic agenda.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

US House Transportation Panel Approves $547 Billion Highway Bill

Bridge The House highway bill would clear the way for $343 billion in funding for roads, bridges and safety programs. (Oklahoma Department of Transportation)

The transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that seeks to modernize much of the country’s highway systems.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

AASHTO, ITS America Appeal FCC’s 5.9 GHz Spectrum Decision

FCC building Federal Communications building in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling on the 5.9 GHz transportation spectrum band remains active as a pair of stakeholders are formally pushing back on the agency’s move.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

House Lawmakers Introduce Speed Limiters Bill

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A bill to require speed limiters on heavy commercial trucks was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2021
Government

House Transportation Panel to Consider Highway Bill June 9

Rep.. Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) says the legislation facilitates access to new and existing technologies. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to make good on its pledge to pass some type of an infrastructure bill by July 4. And the path toward that goal runs through the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2021
Government

Commerce Secretary Promotes Climate Resilience, Supply Chains at Senate Hearing

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo "We must boost strategic investments to support American manufacturing," Commerce Secretary Raimondo testified before a Senate Appropriations panel May 26. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo touted comprehensive climate change policy proposals President Joe Biden’s administration aims to tackle over the coming years.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

ATA, OOIDA Letter Strongly Opposes Cornyn’s Trucks-Only VMT Idea

ATA, OOIDA letter objecting to Sen. Cornyn's VMT tax on trucks idea Letter sent to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee. Full text below.

Trucking industry stakeholders continue to push back on Sen. John Cornyn’s suggestion of a nationwide transportation fee that would exclusively be levied on commercial vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Advances Five-Year Highway Bill

Wisconsin An aerial view of Milwaukee. The highway bill aims to update the nation's infrastructure landscape. (AlenaMozhjer/Getty Images)

Legislation designed to update the country’s highway infrastructure networks was approved by a committee in the U.S. Senate May 26.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

60% More Travelers for Memorial Day This Year, AAA Says

Traffic Traffic on a California highway. (MCCAIG/Getty Images)

About 37 million people will travel this Memorial Day, a significant boost from a year ago, according to AAA’s forecast for the traditional kickoff of the country’s summer driving season.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 25, 2021
Government

Senate Panel to Consider Highway Policy Bill May 26

Sen. Tom Carper The surface transportation bill "helps create jobs, curbs our carbon emissions and expands opportunities for the American people," says Tom Carper. (Susan Walsh/Bloomberg News)

The Democratic leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee scheduled consideration of comprehensive highway policy legislation for May 26. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2021

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