Government, Business

Mike Bloomberg Releases Infrastructure Plan

Mike Bloomberg Mike Bloomberg speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting on Jan. 22. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Mike Bloomberg is the latest presidential candidate to release an infrastructure investment plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Safety

Transportation Measures Find Success on State, Local Ballots

A road in Maine with trees in fall colors A road in Maine. Voters in the state approved a $105 million bond measure for infrastructure projects. The measure, which was approved with 76% of the vote, marks Maine’s seventh successful transportation bond in eight years. (Getty Images)

Voters resoundingly supported ballot measures that would boost state and local transportation funding during the recent election.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Business

House Democrats, Now the Majority, Will Push Infrastructure Funding, Oversight Agenda in 2019

Peter DeFazio DeFazio stands to become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He's optimistic about advancing robust infrastructure legislation. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

A long-term infrastructure funding measure and increased oversight of the Trump administration will be priorities the new Democratic leadership in the U.S. House intends to pursue during the next two years, the incoming chairman of the transportation panel told reporters Nov. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 8, 2018

Tom Carper, Other Transportation Policymakers Fend Off Challengers

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper Delaware Sen. Tom Carper gets a hug from Gov. John Carney after Carper wins re-election. (Steve Ruark/AP)

The leadership of the surface transportation panel in the U.S. Senate and other senior freight policymakers were among candidates cruising to victory Nov. 6 in the first midterm elections of President Donald Trump’s tenure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Top For-Hire Carriers Contribute to Freight Congressional Leaders in Midterms

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UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp., the top two for-hire carriers in North America, have contributed to the re-election efforts of freight transportation leaders from both parties in Congress, according to a review of public records.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2018
Government, Safety

Transportation Policymakers Survive Primaries, With the Exception of Mark Sanford

Sanford Sanford by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

While several Republican incumbents with key roles on transportation committees celebrated wins in the June 12 primaries, South Carolina’s Mark Sanford (R) wasn’t so lucky.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2018

Senate Control Up for Grabs, GOP Win May Spur Road Bill

With the elections on Nov. 4, the fight for control of the Senate has ramped up significantly; as most pollsters say several key races are too close to call.

November 3, 2014

U.S. Chamber Prioritizes Highway Bill for 2014

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will make it a priority to lobby for a new surface transportation authorization law in 2014 as the current one expires, its leader said.

January 9, 2014