Government, Business

Infrastructure, Climate to Be Priorities for Democrats in Congress in 2019

Trump at an Ohio event Trump at a Ohio event in March on infrastructure. His agenda may clash with Democrats, who analysts say have a strong chance of taking the House majority in the midterms. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

The White House next year intends to promote a robust infrastructure agenda and will expect Congress to produce legislation that would ensure long-term funding for roads and bridges, senior Republican policymakers in the U.S. House told Transport Topics in recent interviews.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018

Midterms 2018: A Look at Top Republican Transportation Policymakers

Bill Shuster After six years as head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) will not seek re-election. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

With the midterm elections less than a month away, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will begin next year with a new leader. After six years as head of the transportation panel, Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced he would not seek re-election.

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

No Infrastructure Bill Yet, but Speaker Ryan Says House GOP Delivers Economic Agenda Ahead of Midterms

Paul Ryan House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks to the National Press Club on Oct. 8 in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

House Republicans have focused on a pro-growth economic agenda during President Donald Trump’s first two years in office that was not anchored on infrastructure policy, House Speaker Paul Ryan reminded voters with the November midterm elections less than a month away.

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

House Passes FAA Bill; Senate Action Up Next

Rep. Bill Shuster Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) earlier this year. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

A five-year bill that would authorize federal aviation safety and infrastructure programs set to expire passed the U.S. House on Sept. 26 by a vote of 398-23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Jeff Denham, Sam Graves, Derek Kan to Headline Ripon Panel

Ripon Panel Graves (left) and Denham both spoke at the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors meeting May 16. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Two top transportation authorizers in the U.S. House and a senior official at the U.S. Department of Transportation are scheduled to headline a discussion about the future of the country’s infrastructure at the Ripon Society on Sept. 27.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

ASCE Gives California's Kern County C on Infrastructure

Kern County An aerial view of Bakersfield, a city in Kern County. (Adam Reeder/Flickr)

Kern County, California’s third largest by surface area, has earned an overall C on an infrastructure report card developed by the region’s American Society of Civil Engineers division.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka: Trump Inactive on Infrastructure

Richard Trumka Trumka. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s inaction on a long-term infrastructure plan has been detrimental to the country’s labor force, a key national union labor leader recently said on Fox News Sunday.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Government, Business

Investors Keep Flocking to US Infrastructure, Even Without a Trump Plan

Indiana Toll Road at Angola, Ind. IFM's assets include the Indiana Toll Road. (Joe Raymond/AP)

IFM Investors has raised almost $500 million for its first debt fund dedicated to U.S. infrastructure even as the Trump administration has yet to move ahead with its own infrastructure plan.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

Transportation Funding Bill Collins is the bill's sponsor. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018

Opinion: Restore Nonpartisan Support for Infrastructure

Support for infrastructure historically has been a nonpartisan issue, both in the halls of Congress and in cities, towns and counties across the nation. It’s time for Congress to challenge itself to once again make infrastructure a nonpartisan issue.

John Brown Miller | Founder, Barchan Foundation
July 27, 2018