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Polly Trottenberg Shares Views on Trucking, Freight Policies

Polly Trottenberg Trottenberg was commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2014 to 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Polly Trottenberg, the nominee to become deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, shares her perspective on freight and trucking policies. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government

A Year Later: ATA President Spear Reflects on Pandemic

ATA President Chris Spear “We worked with lawmakers to ensure that economic stimulus reached carriers and drivers so they could keep the economy moving," ATA President Chris Spear says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear looks back on the industry's response during the early days of COVID-19. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021
Government

Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say

Rep. Peter DeFazio House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio has touted the benefits of earmarks over the years. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, intends to reintroduce earmarking for highway and transit project funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 15, 2021
Government

White House, Congress Look to Infrastructure After COVID-19 Relief

Sen. Ed Markey "Infrastructure week will no longer just be a punchline," says Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News)

The White House and decision-makers on Capitol Hill soon plan to turn their attention to matters of infrastructure and President Joe Biden’s promise to “build back better.” Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 8, 2021
Government

Lawmakers, Stakeholders Spotlight Deficient Bridges, Infrastructure Funding Needs

Sen. Shelly Moore Capito "If we don’t pay attention to [deficient bridges] and if we don’t devote the resources … we’re going to have large problems," says Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). (/Brandon Bell/Reuters/Bloomberg News)

Federal officials at the transportation committees plan to meet for hearings that examine concerns across the nation’s mobility grid. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 1, 2021
Government

Infrastructure Initiatives Remain a Top Priority for Congress, White House

Rep. Mike Bost Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), shown on election night in 2020, offered an amendment that was designed to enhance nationwide parking options for truck drivers. Bost later withdrew his amendment. (WSIL via YouTube)

Infrastructure and transportation policymakers are in the process of preparing legislation on freight, climate, highways and autonomous vehicles. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 16, 2021
Government

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Shares Views on Federal Trucking Policy

Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg meets with Amtrak workers at Union Station in Washington. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg offers insights into some trucking-related issues. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 8, 2021
Government

US House Transportation Panel Delves Into COVID-19 Concerns

Peter DeFazio DeFazio says transportation workers nationwide continue to remain diligent in their duties to keep the economy moving amid the ongoing pandemic. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee scheduled a hearing this week to assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the country’s mobility networks, and potential solutions to ongoing problems. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2021
Government

Transformative Infrastructure Plan Emerges on Biden’s Agenda

Joe Biden President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating that masks be worn in federal buildings and on federal land in a bid to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg News)

Unveiling a multitrillion-dollar economic recovery plan meant as an investment for the country’s infrastructure is on the White House’s to-do list for the coming weeks. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2021
Government

Transportation Nominee Buttigieg Vows to Turn Slogan Into Reality

Pete Buttigieg "The U.S. should lead the way — and under this administration, I know it will,” Transportation Secretary nominee Buttigieg says of Biden's directive to enhance the nation's infrastructure. (Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News)

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, has committed to turn the slogan Build Back Better into reality. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2021

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