Infrastructure Bill

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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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
Government, Business

TRB Panelists Urge Inclusion of Ports, Rails in Infrastructure Bill

TRB Infrastructure Panel Mario Cordero (left), Walter Kemmsies and Catie Kawchek by Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Port authorities, trucking companies and shippers are hopeful that the infrastructure bill to be debated in Congress will fund solutions to alleviate congestion in the ocean container freight industry, panelists said Jan. 9 at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting here.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Rep. Bill Shuster Won't Seek 10th Term

Rep. Bill Shuster RepShuster via YouTube

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced Jan. 2 that he will not seek re-election.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Predicts Democrats Will Support Infrastructure Funding Plan

Trump press conference Pablo Martinez Monsivais

After issuing an executive order to streamline the permitting process for construction projects, President Trump expressed confidence that his yet-to-be unveiled long-term infrastructure funding plan would gain bipartisan backing on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2017
Government, Safety

Tax Reform to Overshadow Infrastructure Legislation This Year, Thune Says

Sen. Thune Sen. Thune by Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The infrastructure legislative agenda that President Donald Trump promised to advance during the first months of his presidency likely will be delayed until next year, a top Republican in the Senate said Aug. 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2017