Government, Business, Fuel

Lawmakers Pitch Infrastructure Proposals Before Next Congress

I-95 interchange project in Pennsylvania The I-95 interchange project will connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike to I-95. (PKF Mark III Inc. via YouTube)

Sensing the impetus for considering a long-term infrastructure funding bill when the new Congress convenes in less than a month, key House and Senate policymakers have started to outline proposals for what would be a massive piece of legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2018
Government, Business

DOT Announces BUILD Grant Recipients

Delaware Memorial Bridge The Delaware River and Bay Authority received $22 million to install eight sheet pile cells at the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge to better protect the structure from ship strikes. (Elvert Barnes Photography)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winners of its first round of Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development discretionary grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 10: Just in Time for the Holidays

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves Missouri Rep. Sam Graves (AAAEDelivers via YouTube)

Ahead of the Dec. 11 announcement of the next BUILD grant recipients, a few members of Congress have alerted the public about extra funds headed to their districts to help alleviate the cost of infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2018
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 3: The Year of Infrastructure Weeks?

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) stands behind President Trump and next to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin. (Ron Sachs/Bloomberg News)

Turn on a cable news show, and a federal lawmaker (most likely an incoming freshman) or a veteran pundit will declare that next year we’ll live each week as if it were “Infrastructure Week.” Until then, here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Manufacturers Urge New Congress to ‘Start With Infrastructure’

Construction generator Caterpillar construction equipment. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is launching a new digital ad campaign to remind Congress and the Trump administration of the bipartisan support for upgrading U.S. public works and urging them to “start with infrastructure” in 2019.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Infrastructure: Let’s Make A Deal

With the midterm elections settled, now is an excellent time to begin working on legislation to fund the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Transport Topics
November 8, 2018
Government, Business

House Democrats, Now the Majority, Will Push Infrastructure Funding, Oversight Agenda in 2019

Peter DeFazio DeFazio stands to become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He's optimistic about advancing robust infrastructure legislation. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

A long-term infrastructure funding measure and increased oversight of the Trump administration will be priorities the new Democratic leadership in the U.S. House intends to pursue during the next two years, the incoming chairman of the transportation panel told reporters Nov. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business

House Democrats Seek Deals With Trump on Infrastructure, Drugs

Nancy Pelosi Pelosi by J. Scott Applewhite/AP

House Democrats will use their new majority to seek deals with President Donald Trump on infrastructure spending and prescription drug costs, but won’t back down on their oversight responsibilities, said party leader Nancy Pelosi, in line to regain the speaker’s gavel.

Erik Wasson and Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Funding Questions to Appear on State Midterm Ballots

Transportation Funding Questions Traffic sits on Interstate 5 in Sacramento, Calif. (Max Whittaker/Bloomberg News)

As midterm elections draw near, voters in several states will face ballot questions related to transportation revenue at the polls Nov. 6.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018