Infrastructure

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Virus Will Take Toll on State Transportation Revenue, Experts Say

State Transportation Revenue An almost empty road. (Getty Images)

Experts indicate the coronavirus pandemic will have a significant negative effect on state revenue, including funding that supports transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Pulls Back on Infrastructure in ‘Phase Four’ Stimulus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks to the media after the House passed the CARES Act. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scaled back her ambitions for Congress’ next coronavirus stimulus package to focus on additional direct payments to individuals and expanded loans to businesses, possibly leaving an $800 billion infrastructure plan and other Democratic priorities for a later bill. (With video)

April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi Looks to Infrastructure for Next Coronavirus Crisis Response

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She says Congress "must take bold action to renew America’s infrastructure." (C-SPAN)

House Democrats’ next legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic will focus on reviving long-standing infrastructure priorities, such as improving freight and commuter mobility.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Push for Infrastructure in Next Coronavirus Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to members of the media in the U.S. Capitol on March 27. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to members of the media in the U.S. Capitol on March 27. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next coronavirus stimulus bill should include at least $760 billion over five years for water projects, broadband and transportation — plus $10 billion for community health centers and more for housing and education — as a way to strengthen U.S. infrastructure and the economy.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Revives Infrastructure Ideas, Urges $2 Trillion Spending

Donald Trump (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump called on Congress to provide $2 trillion for U.S. infrastructure, seizing on the coronavirus outbreak to try once again to advance one of his longest-standing priorities.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

California Agency Approves $2.6 Billion for Multimodal Improvements

Truck in San Bernardino County, Calif. A truck on the road in San Bernardino County, Calif. (Getty Images)

The California Transportation Commission recently approved $2.6 billion in funding for multimodal improvement projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business

House Leaders Call for Commerce Grants Amid Crisis

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

In an address to the nation, the transportation leader in the U.S. House of Representatives emphasized the critical role of commercial drivers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

New Jersey DOT Awards $30.1 Million for Local Freight Routes

Trucks at a New Jersey weigh station Trucks at a New Jersey weigh station. This round of grants represents 10 municipalities and six counties in the state. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced that $30.1 million has been awarded to counties and municipalities for projects meant to help facilitate large-truck traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Relief Funds to Kentucky, Alabama

Flooding in Alabama Vehicles turn around on a road blocked by floodwaters in Helena, Ala., on Feb. 11, 2020. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration is awarding Kentucky and Alabama funding to repair infrastructure that has been damaged by floods.

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

How Do the Candidates’ Infrastructure Plans Compare?

Candidate Infrastructure Tracker

Many of the candidates running for president in 2020 have offered visions for improving the nation's infrastructure. Our Candidate Infrastructure Tracker offers a comparison of their plans.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2020

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