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

FAST Act Yearlong Extension Included in Temporary Funding Bill

Rep. Kevin McCarthy The Republican infrastructure policy touted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy includes expanding nationwide high-speed internet and a five-year surface transportation rebuilding plan. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives’ transportation policy panel, agree that an extension of the 2015 FAST Act would buy congressional policymakers time to update provisions to the highway bill. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 21, 2020
Government

House Democrats Press for FEMA Benefits

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is a co-sponsor of the bill. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would adjust the cost share of federal disaster assistance recently was introduced by top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government

Congressional Transportation Leaders Back One-Year Extension of FAST Act

Overhead highway view Highway interchange in Milwaukee. (BanksPhotos/Getty Images)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top transportation policy authorizers on Capitol Hill, have indicated support for extending the provisions in the 2015 FAST Act highway law for a 12-month duration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government

Senate Panel Advances USDOT IG Nominee Eric Soskin

Eric Soskin Soskin speaks at a hearing in August. (Screenshot via C-SPAN)

Eric Soskin, the nominee to become the watchdog at the U.S. Department of Transportation, received approval by a Senate panel Sept. 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Stakeholders Urge White House to Assist in 5.9 GHz Preservation

Meadows White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (Stefani Reynolds/SIPA/Bloomberg News)

Freight and passenger transportation groups are seeking the White House’s support to halt the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal that would shift certain auto safety airwaves for broadband uses.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2020
Government

Deadlines Come and Go for National Highway Laws

John Barrasso John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which gave a five-year, $287 billion surface transportation bill unanimous backing last year. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

When the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gave a five-year, $287 billion surface transportation bill unanimous backing last year, meeting a reauthorizing deadline of Sept. 30, 2020, seemed realistic. That was then, this is now. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

House Considers Electric Vehicles Legislation

Electric vehicles at charging station Electric vehicles at a public charging station. (Sven Loeffler/Getty Images)

Senate-passed legislation meant to promote access to electric vehicles around the country will be under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020

Cesar Quintana Moreno, Hub Group: Filling Needs to Deliver, to Train

Cesar Quintana Moreno, Hub Group Moreno said he doesn't feel like a hero because driving a truck is his job. But he admitted it feels good knowing he delivers essential goods to stores that people need. (Hub Group)

Cesar Quintana Moreno, a professional truck driver with Hub Group, might not think of himself as a hero, but that’s increasingly how many people view him and other truckers who have delivered essential goods during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 12, 2020
Government

House Transportation Leaders Call for Investigation Into EPA

Peter DeFazio U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio. (House T&I Committee via YouTube)

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is seeking an investigation into alleged destruction of certain records at the EPA.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 11, 2020
Government, Business

Infrastructure Stakeholders Press Congress for Highway Law Extension

Salt Lake City Interstate 80 and Interstate 15 intersecting in Salt Lake City. The FAST Act was signed into law in 2015 and expires Sept. 30. (grandriver/Getty Images)

Groups representing nearly every aspect of the country’s infrastructure networks recently called on congressional leaders to approve a yearlong extension of a soon-to-expire highway law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2020

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