Infrastructure

Government, Business

House Democrats Press White House to Preserve Records

Peter DeFazio and Joe Biden DeFazio (left) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News; Biden by Andrew Harnik/AP

The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives joined the chamber’s senior Democrats in recently calling on the Trump White House to comply with federal record-keeping laws.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2020
Government

Biden Administration Ready to Advance Infrastructure Policy, Porcari Says

John Porcari John Porcari, shown testifying at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing in 2017, says a Biden White House would pursue a transformative infrastructure agenda. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

John Porcari, a former senior Obama era transportation official currently working with President-elect Joe Biden’s team, expressed optimism about the incoming administration’s potential for advancing a major infrastructure package.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business

Infrastructure Directive Unclear as Vote Counting Continues in Trump Versus Biden

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Joe Biden (left) by Andrew Harnik/AP; Donald Trump by Doug Mills/Bloomberg News

A presidential contest still without a victor leaves unanswered questions about the direction of the country’s infrastructure agenda for the next four years, and probably beyond.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Wants ‘Big’ Health Care, Infrastructure Push in 2021

Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 29. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 29. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and taking on fresh urgency in the COVID-19 crisis.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
October 29, 2020
Government, Business

On Infrastructure, Trump Touts Regulatory Streamlining, Biden Eyes Clean Energy

Donald Trump and Joe Biden President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, with Chris Wallace moderating, at the first debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Sept. 29, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden offer differing views for improving the nation's infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business

Sen. Gardner, Hickenlooper Highlight Policy Records

Colorado highway Interstate 70 is a busy freight corridor in Colorado. (raksyBH/Getty Images)

While the 2020 presidential contest dominates national headlines, the Senate election cycle is highlighting freight transportation and infrastructure policy of states with key commercial corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business

Climate Change Resilience Front-and-Center for House Democrats

U.S. House of Representatives Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives via Wikipedia

Pursuing infrastructure policies that adopt climate change resilience is expected next year on Capitol Hill if Democrats retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Congressional Policymakers Propose Infrastructure Resilience Review Board

Louisiana flood from Hurricane Delta A street is flooded after Hurricane Delta moved through Lake Charles, La., on Oct. 10. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

A seven-member independent board would recommend ways local governments could strengthen their resilience to severe weather events as part of legislation congressional policymakers unveiled this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DOT Awards $220 Million for Port Infrastructure

Norfolk International Terminals at Port of Virginia Trucks sit at the Norfolk International Terminals at the Port of Virginia. The terminals received $20.1 million to support expansion of the facility’s Central Rail Yard, which will involve the construction of eight tracks. (Port of Virginia)

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $220 million in grants to improve port infrastructure, including facilities used by freight vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
Government, Business

Extension Shoves Hot Infrastructure Issue to Back Burner

President Trump and Melania Trump step off Air Force One in Cleveland Sept. 29 ahead of the debate. President Trump and Melania Trump step off of Air Force One in Cleveland before the Sept. 29 debate. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Infrastructure policy discussions are not front and center at the White House, and the recent enactment of a yearlong extension of the country’s premier highway policy law assures that there won't be substantial talks about transportation anytime soon. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2020

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