Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Industry Stakeholders React Positively to Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Presidential candidate Joe Biden Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would include spending $50 billion on repairing roads, highways and bridges in the first year of his presidency. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Industry stakeholders say 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion investment plan in the nation’s infrastructure network is a good step.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New BUILD Grants Address Freight Movement Needs

Gerald Desmond Bridge and replacement in Long Beach, Calif. In this July 2, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s latest round of BUILD discretionary grants includes projects that specifically address key freight routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Government, Business

DOT Awards $900 Million in BUILD Grants

Traffic in Aurora, Colo. This stretch was one recipient of a BUILD grant. Traffic stopped due to weather on Interstate 70 in Aurora, Colo. This stretch will benefit from a BUILD grant. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has announced the latest recipients of the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development discretionary grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government

House Funding Leaders Easily Advance Fiscal 2020 Transportation Bill

Legislation that would increase funding for infrastructure grants and the agency overseeing trucking regulations was easily approved by a subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Federal BUILD Grants Application Opportunity Announced

BUILD Grants Elaine Chao speaks at an industry event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal infrastructure grants designed to facilitate big-ticket projects nationwide are back in the spotlight.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

BUILD Infrastructure Grants Reduced in Recent Funding Deal

BUILD infrastructure grants Chao (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

Funding for grants meant to assist states with infrastructure projects of regional significance was cut under the recently signed law ensuring federal agencies remain open through fiscal 2019.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2019
Government, Business

ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers Part of Fiscal 2019 Congressional Funding Deal

Sen. Richard Shelby Sen. Richard Shelby by Al Drago/Bloomberg News

Included in the law signed by President Trump Feb. 15 that funds federal agencies through fiscal 2019 is a provision that exempts livestock and insect haulers from the electronic logging device requirement.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Government, Business

New Round of BUILD Grants Addresses Freight Corridor Needs

A tractor-trailer passes under an electronic road sign warning of strong wind gusts on Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyo. A tractor-trailer passes under an electronic road sign warning of strong wind gusts on Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyo. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s first round of Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development discretionary grants allocated a record amount of funding for road projects, some of which specifically address important freight routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2018