Sen. Wicker: Figuring Out Funding for 'Really Big' Infrastructure Package 'Will Take Time'

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Commerce panel chairman Sen. Roger Wicker at a rally in Tupelo, Miss., in November. Wicker indicated agreement on the ways to fund the policy initiatives of an infrastructure package has not been reached. (Thomas Graning/Associated Press)

While congressional transportation leaders continue to negotiate a massive infrastructure package, agreement over ways to fund its policy initiatives has not been reached, the leader of the Commerce Committee in the U.S. Senate said May 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Raises $2.35 Billion in Boosted Debt, Stock Offerings

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Tesla Inc. raised $2.35 billion through debt and stock offerings that expanded from the company’s initial plans, helping to put some near-term liquidity fears to rest.

Molly Smith and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Voters Decide Fate of Transportation Funding Measures on State Ballots

Transportation Funding Measures Congestion on Interstate 70 in Denver. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Voters demonstrated a reluctance to approve new funding measures but a commitment to securing existing funds for transportation purposes during the Nov. 6 election.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Maryland Bill to Restore Highway User Revenue Poised to Become Law

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After years of calling to restore highway user revenue, transportation advocates may see the funding return by fiscal 2020.

Kelsi Loos | The Frederick (Md.) News-Post
April 5, 2018

Indiana Devotes $161 Million in Federal Funds to Rural Infrastructure Projects

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announced March 28 that it is directing $161 million it received in federal funds to rural road, bridge and sidewalk projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018

Senate Deal Would Avoid Shutdown as Funding Fight Turns to House

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Senate leaders announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Feb. 7 that would provide nearly $300 billion in additional funding, a step likely to avert a Feb. 9 government shutdown and end a months-long impasse on spending priorities.

Laura Litvan Erik Wasson and Sahil Kapur | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

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Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
October 24, 2017
Government, Logistics

Lawmakers Seek Industry Input on Infrastructure Plan

A contractor stands on a cherry picker to work on steel beams during highway construction between U.S. Route 23 and U.S. Route 52 near Portsmouth, Ohio. Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Missouri’s chief of transportation will join manufacturing and construction executives to share their perspective with House lawmakers this week about infrastructure projects in need of funding.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics

Analysis: An Infrastructure Deal Should Be Easy, But Isn’t

Ocala, Fla, - June 11, 2017: A sinkhole opens in a parking area and swallows a car that teeters on the edge. Michael Warren/Getty Images

Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Hold Town Hall on Transportation Funding

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Missouri legislators will likely consider increasing user fees and placing tolls on existing interstates at state entrances in an effort to increase funding for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Danielle Brown | Kirksville (Mo.) Daily Express
August 2, 2017