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Government, Business, Safety

Senator, USDOT Officials Highlight Rural Transportation Needs

Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said the way states access federal support for rural programs to enhance infrastructure can be improved. (U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation)

The next set of guidelines Congress approves for the country’s highway programs must improve roadways across rural corridors, Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said during a Commerce Committee hearing Jan. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020

Speaker Pelosi: Highway Bill On Tap for January

Nancy Pelosi U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Matt Rourke/Associated Press

Comprehensive highway policy legislation will be unveiled later this month, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Jan. 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DOT Seeks Information on National Freight Strategic Plan

truck at port AFS Intermodal

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a request for information to help craft a National Freight Strategic Plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Government, Fuel

Missing in Action on Capitol Hill: A Debate on Infrastructure Funding Policy

Road Closed sign Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg News

Infrastructure policy, which was seen as a bright legislative point at the start of the year capable of reaching President Donald Trump’s desk, is now hardly mentioned by the president and leaders on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2019
Government, Fuel

Senate Panel Schedules July 10 Hearing on Highway Reauthorization Priorities

Highway overhead

Senate surface transportation leaders will meet July 10 to examine the merits of having a long-term highway policy bill on the books.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

State Freight Plans Don't Reflect Uniform Metrics, Expert Says

Lama Bou Mjahed “Performance measures are really critical for freight planning,” says Lama Bou Mjahed. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — State freight plans indicate various levels of detail regarding the ways freight is discussed and measured, according to a transportation expert from Northwestern University.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019

US DOT Announces Grants for Small Freight Projects

Intermodal improvements at the Port of Indiana and a replacement for the Rogers’ Rangers Bridge in New Hampshire were among the freight projects chosen to receive federal grants.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2017

FASTLANE Freight Grants to Be Announced Shortly, Secretary Chao Says

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The recipients of federal grants designed to assist states to pay for large-scale freight projects will be announced soon, the country’s top transportation officer told a Senate panel  May 17.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2017
Special Coverage, Government, Business

Federal Transportation Funding Push to Boost Industry Jobs, Fastport CEO Says

McClennan by John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The adoption of President Trump’s call for a massive infrastructure funding bill would help promote employment throughout the transportation and logistics sectors, the head of a firm helping veterans to find jobs said at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2017

Foxx Announces USDOT Received Nearly 200 FASTLANE Grant Applications

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Jan. 19 that the Build America Bureau has received 195 applications requesting more than $7 billion in FASTLANE grants.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 20, 2017