Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Reliable Federal Funding Will Enhance Freight Transportation System, TRIP Report Says

Road congestion in NYC Mary Altaffer/Associated Press

In “America’s Rolling Warehouses: Opportunities and Challenges with the Nation’s Freight Delivery System,” the Washington, D.C.-based group TRIP concluded that significant sustainable funding at the federal level will be key to enhancing connectivity along freight corridors in the coming years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Government, Business

Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund

EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) “Infrastructure is critical to our country, and we should responsibly pay for this legislation,” EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said last month. (C-SPAN)

A $287 billion highway bill the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee easily advanced last month is notable for several big-picture proposals.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Autonomous

Senate Leader McConnell Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown Before Dec. 7 Deadline

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell stressed that his caucus of Republicans will not consider a partial shutdown of the federal government. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

Senate Republicans will look to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, the leader of the chamber told reporters on Nov. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Boulder City Braces for New Interstate to Offset Tourist, Truck Traffic

Near Boulder City, Nev. A portion of the newly constructed Interstate 11 outside Boulder City, Nev. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The Boulder City, Nev., area will soon be home to a new interstate highway, according to Federal Highway Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Wyoming Road Sign Auction Yields $33,000 for Highway Repair

Wyoming highway sign Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is placing the $33,005 it made from auctioning decommissioned road signs into its highway repair fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Safety

Idaho’s Recently Approved Millions Will Widen I-84 Near Boise

Interstate 84 in Idaho Idaho.corcohighways.org

The Idaho Transportation Department is using recently approved funds to widen the portion of Interstate 84 that runs through Nampa, a city about 20 miles west of Boise that has seen increased traffic in recent years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2017
Government

I-95 Corridor Coalition Chooses Firm to Run Pilot That Analyzes Funding Options

I-95 Delaware traffic Bobby Hidy/Flickr

The I-95 Corridor Coalition has selected CH2M to pilot a program exploring alternative revenue mechanisms for transportation funding.

August 1, 2017
Government, Business

Appropriators to Take Up Transportation Funding Bill July 17 With Meal, Rest Break Provision

U.S. Capitol Daniel Huizinga/Flickr

House Republican leaders are measuring the degree of support within their caucus for a provision in a fiscal 2018 transportation funding bill that would pre-empt state laws on meal and rest breaks for truckers, congressional aides told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2017
Government, TCA

Connecticut’s Governor Promotes State’s Transportation Lockbox

Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS

Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is not seeking re-election in 2018, is promoting a lockbox concept approved in both the state Senate and House as the only guarantee that transportation funds will be set aside and protected for future use by his successor.

Mary O’Leary | New Haven (Conn.) Register
July 7, 2017
Government

Bill Shuster Pledges Long-Term Funding for Infrastructure in Re-Election Fight

John Sommers II for TT/Art Halvorson for Congress

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Voters in Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District have a choice in the upcoming election that could shift the emphasis on national freight transportation and other infrastructure issues.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

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