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Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 4: Lighting a Fire Under Infrastructure Urgency

Eno's Jeff Davis, TT's Eugene Mulero

The section of I-85 that collapsed in Atlanta last week didn't collapse on its own, but the ensuing traffic nightmares are symptomatic of the nation's overall infrastructure crisis. Will that incident help prompt action in Congress? Eno's Jeff Davis joins Eugene Mulero to take a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 28: Ports Call for Infrastructure Funding Too

Ports play a key role in freight transportation, delivering U.S. products to markets around the world. And just like bridges and roads, they are in need of infrastructure upgrades. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 21: Bridges Aren't Making the Grade

TT's Eugene Mulero, ASCE's Tom Smith

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation's bridges a grade of C+ in its quadrennial report card. ASCE's Tom Smith and ARTBA's Alison Black hope it doesn't take a disaster to get Congress to invest in infrastructure repairs. Watch separate video interviews, part of the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 14: The View From Jim Burnley

Jim Burnley, Eugene Mulero

Former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley weighs in on regulations, P3s, TIGER grants and more in a one-on-one interview with TT's Eugene Mulero. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 7: Fuel Tax Pitch

Sarah Kline, Eugene Mulero

The business community will tell Senate funding leaders on March 8 to raise taxes on fuel as a way to fund big-ticket infrastructure projects. Sarah Kline of the Bipartisan Policy Center explains how P3s can work even in rural communities. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 27: We The Rural States

During a Feb. 26 meeting with the governors, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao acknowledged public-private partnerships are unlikely to work well for small town USA.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 13: Keep It Moving

Two congressional hearings this month called into question the potential benefits of private capital in advancing infrastructure projects. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 6: The State of the State Fuel Tax

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A growing number of governors are signaling support for increasing taxes on gas and diesel fuel because they no longer find Congress to be a reliable funding partner for infrastructure. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 31: Infrastructure Needs? Wait Your Turn

Eno's Jeff Davis, TT's Eugene Mulero

There are many infrastructure projects in America that need immediate attention. Just don't define 'immediate' as the first 200 days of the Trump administration. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 24: A Toll Bridge Too Far?

TT's Eugene Mulero, IBTTA's Pat Jones

America needs new airports, pipelines, sewer systems, bridges and roads, no doubt. But if the funding solution for those projects involves raising tolls or establishing new ones, Americans aren't ready to cross that bridge. So then what? Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017

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