Government, Business

Transportation Candidates Tout Infrastructure Bona Fides in Midterm Bids

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz O'Rourke (left) and Cruz share the stage Oct. 16 for a debate in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)

Transportation policy is rarely discussed in the national political arena this fall, but some candidates with seats on key freight committees are in high-profile contests.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, TCA

North Carolina Trucker Hopes the Road Leads to Washington in Bid for Congressional Seat

Gerald Wong Screenshot via YouTube, Gerald Wong for U.S. Congress

Longhaul truck driver Gerald Wong wants to reroute the nation’s health care policies, accelerate the minimum wage and slam the brakes on abusive police practices.

Taft Wireback | News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.)
February 15, 2018

How One Tea Party Conservative Took On a Highway Department Dynasty

Andrew Gasser, photo via andrewgasser.com

When a tea party conservative defeated a 24-year officeholder in last month's Republican primary, it ended one of the longest-running political dynasties in the Chicago area, spanning three generations over about half a century.

Robert McCoppin | Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2017

Classified Information: Unnamed Carriers to Play Role in Presidential Transition

JK Moving

Efforts of the transition teams to ensure the government continues without a major glitch when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January have dominated news reports, but whenever there is an entrance, there also is an exit.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2016

Goldman Sachs: Trump’s Revamp of America to Boost Commodities From Metals to Gas

Donald Trump’s promise to revive American infrastructure means commodities used to build everything from airports to bridges will benefit under his presidency, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Sharon Cho | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2016

Trucking, Rail Industries Welcome Trump Administration

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Republican Donald Trump’s victory is an opportunity to craft a long-term fix for freight infrastructure projects, the leadership of the trucking and rail associations said Nov. 9.

November 9, 2016

House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster Fends Off Tea Party Opponent

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

After nearly losing his seat in the Republican primary earlier this year, Rep. Bill Shuster, the top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House, was easily re-elected to a ninth term.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 9, 2016

Republican House Members and Transportation Figures Jolly, Mica Ousted in Florida

Crist by Joe Burbank/Tribune Content Agency

Two Florida Republicans relevant to freight transportation on Capitol Hill, one a freshman and the other a longtime leader, lost their re-election bids Nov. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 8, 2016

Video Preview: Congressional Races Relevant to Freight Transportation

Eugene Mulero, Kellie Mejdrich

The freight transportation policy outlook on Capitol Hill for next year remains murky, thanks to the uncertainty of key congressional contests this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 8, 2016

California Democrat Hahn Won’t Seek Re-Election to Congress

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

U. S. Representative Janice Hahn, a California Democrat, said she will run for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors instead of seeking re-election to Congress in 2016.

Kathleen Miller | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2015