Government, Business

Enhance Freight Connectivity in Next Highway Bill, Executives Tell US House Panel

Erin Aleman Erin Aleman by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube

Consideration in Congress of an extensive update to federal transportation guidelines must prioritize sustainable funding that enhances freight connectivity and reduces congestion, industry stakeholders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business

Impeachment Politics Threaten Legislative Agenda, Key Lawmakers Argue

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

With the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump entering a new phase this month, congressional leaders continue to criticize each other over inaction on legislation to keep the federal government funded through fiscal 2020, a new trade agreement and infrastructure policy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Engineering Group ACEC Opposes Bill That Removes Regulations on Construction Material Suppliers

Harley Rouda Rouda speaks at a hearing. (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Bloomberg News)

A group representing engineers is pushing back on recently introduced legislation that aims to develop projects through open competition among suppliers of construction materials.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Presidential Candidates Will Talk Infrastructure at Forum

Democratic candidates at debate Democratic presidential candidates, shown at the Nov. 20 debate, include Cory Booker (from left) Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer. (John Bazemore/AP)

A group of transportation and manufacturing associations will host a forum for presidential candidates to discuss infrastructure issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2019
Government, Business

Congress Faces New Deadline Amid Calls for Major Highway Legislation

Road repair in Kansas A Kansas Department of Transportation maintenance worker repairs a highway delineator on Interstate 70 west of Topeka. (John Hanna/AP)

Congressional leaders in Washington again have packed the final weeks of the year with major legislative items as the top transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate urge passage of comprehensive highway legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Mexico Unveils $44 Billion Infrastructure Plan to Boost GDP

Mexico President Lopez Obrador President Lopez Obrador, seen in December of 2018. (Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg News)

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced an infrastructure plan worth 859 billion pesos ($44 billion) that includes highways, railways, ports and airports as well as investments in telecommunications, with most of the capital coming from the private sector.

November 26, 2019
Government, Safety

House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio Again Touts Infrastructure Resiliency

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said it is imperative infrastructure policies take into account climate change. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Policy pertaining to severe weather-resilient infrastructure continues to be a priority for a top transportation lawmaker as he crafts comprehensive highway legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

US House Transportation Committee Advances Pipeline Safety Bill

oil pipeline An oil pipeline. The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced the measure Nov. 19. (Getty Images)

Legislation that aims to enhance safety across pipeline systems, as well as tackle concerns related to climate change, recently was advanced by a panel in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Industry Stakeholders React Positively to Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Presidential candidate Joe Biden Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would include spending $50 billion on repairing roads, highways and bridges in the first year of his presidency. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Industry stakeholders say 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion investment plan in the nation’s infrastructure network is a good step.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Government, Safety

Transportation Measures Find Success on State, Local Ballots

A road in Maine with trees in fall colors A road in Maine. Voters in the state approved a $105 million bond measure for infrastructure projects. The measure, which was approved with 76% of the vote, marks Maine’s seventh successful transportation bond in eight years. (Getty Images)

Voters resoundingly supported ballot measures that would boost state and local transportation funding during the recent election.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019

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