Infrastructure Bill

Government

Joe Biden Has $1.3 Trillion Plan for Our Infrastructure

Joe Biden Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would cover 10 years and address roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and ports. (CNN via YouTube)

Joe Biden made national headlines when he described New York's LaGuardia Airport as a “Third World” facility. Now, the former vice president turned 2020 presidential aspirant has announced a 10-year, $1.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 18, 2019
Government

Amid Congressional Inaction on Highway Policy, USDOT Announces Infrastructure Grants

Larry Seilhamer-Rodríguez Puerto Rico state Sen. Larry Seilhamer-Rodríguez urged the development of climate-resilient infrastructure for the U.S. commonwealth, which was battered by two hurricanes in 2017. (Senado Puerto Rico via YouTube)

An impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives and pressure to advance legislation to fund the federal government in fiscal 2020 are dominating the congressional agenda and shrinking the conversation about infrastructure policy. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Business

Transportation Experts, Government Leaders Stress Human Factor of Infrastructure

Anthony Foxx, chief policy officer at Lyft “If transportation gets whizzed out by technology, we forget that it’s still about people,” said Anthony Foxx, former Transportation Secretary and now chief policy officer of Lyft. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — As cities continue to grow and infrastructure rapidly incorporates more technology, former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx cautioned industry leaders and experts to remember the humans who will be affected.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Optimism High Ahead of Leaders' Infrastructure Meeting at White House

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) by Legyndaryinc Studios via YouTube

Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill to find their leaders pursuing an agenda that’s not about immigration or impeachment politics. President Donald Trump is expected to break from his Mueller report victory lap for a meeting April 30 with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) to tackle infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Rep. Sam Graves: August Do-or-Die Month for Infrastructure Bill in 2019

Sam Graves "In my opinion, we’re going to have to spend a lot of political capital to do whatever it is we’re going to do,” Rep. Sam Graves said at the AASHTO briefing. (aashtovideo via YouTube)

From fuel tax increases to a vehicle-miles-traveled fee, Congress has several funding options to consider. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead for the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Transportation Groups Want State of the Union to Highlight Infrastructure Needs

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Face The Nation via YouTube)

Transportation priorities need to be included in President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, industry stakeholders say. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2019
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 | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2018
Government, Business

House Committee Approves Guiding Principles for Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Tom Carper Carper by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Legislation that would address growing funding demands for infrastructure projects should reduce regulations, and connect agencies with private investors, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee indicated in a pronouncement members easily adopted Feb. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Stakeholders Curious About Trump Infrastructure Package

Trump's State of the Union Win McNamee/Bloomberg Finance

Much of the transportation community — freight and business executives, the construction sector, local leaders and experts — said President Donald Trump’s call for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that also would streamline project permitting to two years during his State of the Union address left them with more questions than answers, particularly on the matter of funding.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2018
Government, Business

Mayors Fear the Status of TIGER Grants in Infrastructure Plan

D.J. Gribbin D.J. Gribbin by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON— Mayors have expressed concern over the future of federal funding programs with regard to how the White House plans to fund the $1 trillion infrastructure investment it hopes to reap over the next 10 years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018

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