Government, Business, Safety

US House Hearing on Lawmakers’ Priorities Set for May 1

Lawmakers Priorities Adriano Espaillat speaks at a press conference in front of Capitol Hill in 2018. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Concerns related to freight and commuter connectivity, pipelines and air travel will be among the themes the transportation panel of the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to address May 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2019
Government, Business

Infrastructure Policy On Tap When Trump, Pelosi Meet Again

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi President Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi in March. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Amid growing pressure from the transportation community, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intend to meet again soon to discuss infrastructure policy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Eyes as Much as $2 Trillion for Infrastructure

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the White House plan for infrastructure that includes just $200 billion in federal dollars is inadequate and a "nonstarter." (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — On April 4, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dialed up the president and requested a meeting. She talked to Donald Trump about working together on an infrastructure package.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
April 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Reminds House Panel: White House Open to All Infrastructure Funding Options

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao House Appropriations Committee/YouTube

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao reaffirmed the Trump White House’s desire to partner with congressional transportation leaders on an infrastructure policy package that would reflect the views of Democrats and Republicans.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Perspective

Opinion: Congress Must Act on Infrastructure Crisis

ATA President Chris Spear: American Trucking Associations is stepping up our call on Washington with a new media and grassroots advocacy campaign that turns up the pressure on Congress and the administration to enact comprehensive infrastructure funding legislation.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Boosting Safety a Priority for Next Highway Bill, House Democrats Say

Highway Bill Rep. Peter DeFazio speaks during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Enhancing safety programs with the goal of reducing roadway and pedestrian fatalities nationwide will be a priority for lawmakers writing the next highway policy bill, the top transportation authorizer in the U.S. House of Representatives said April 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Arlington Memorial Bridge Construction Greets Cherry Blossom Enthusiasts

Arlington Memorial Bridge repair Repairs to the Arlington Memorial Bridge are projected to be completed by early 2021. (National Park Service)

The seasonal beauty of Washington's cherry blossoms contrasts with construction on one of America's most iconic bridges. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2019

Rep. Rodney Davis: Fund Infrastructure Account Like a 401(k)

Gerald Desmond Bridge and replacement in Long Beach, Calif. Traffic moves last summer on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement under construction in Long Beach, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

WASHINGTON — How do you keep infrastructure projects funded in this country is the multitrillion-dollar question policymakers on Capitol Hill have yet to answer.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2019
Business, Safety

ATA Launches Campaign to Promote Infrastructure Deal

Infrastructure Deal A shot of traffic from the campaign video. (American Trucking Associations via YouTube)

American Trucking Associations has formally launched its campaign in support of a federal infrastructure funding package.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019

‘We’re Ready to Talk’ Infrastructure With Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says

Nancy Pelosi Speaker Nancy Pelosi, shown in January. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives is ready to engage in meaningful discussions with the Trump White House on a comprehensive infrastructure bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said April 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2019