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ATA, Freight Stakeholders Tout Infrastructure Bill’s Enactment

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden says the nation's freight infrastructure will be modernized, including enhancements to withstand extreme-weather events. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

American Trucking Associations and groups representing nearly every corner of the freight transportation industry touted the Biden White House and congressional lawmakers for advancing a $1 trillion infrastructure bill over the finish line.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill President Joe Biden speaks before signing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Nov. 15. (Associated Press/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Nov. 15 on the White House lawn, with a smattering of Republican lawmakers on hand for what could be one of the last shows of bipartisanship ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 15, 2021
Government

Transportation Stakeholders Press Congress on $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

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To guarantee long-term funding for the country’s freight and passenger mobility systems, transportation stakeholders are urging Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure measure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2021
Government, Business

Investing in the Nation's Highways

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On August 10, the Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and it now moves to the House for consideration. The passage of the bill would mean new funding for surface transportation programs, including the greatest investment in the nation's bridges since the formation of the Interstate Highway System.

August 24, 2021
Government

Senate Debates $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Tom Carper “We’ve incorporated badly needed climate provisions in surface transportation, water, power and a number of other infrastructure programs," says Tom Carper (D-Del.), the Senate's top transportation policymaker.

Legislation meant to upgrade and modernize the country’s freight networks, drinking water system and railroads garnered a mostly bipartisan reception during its ongoing consideration this month in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2021

Studying the Cost of Infrastructure Funding

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Last month, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released "A Practical Analysis of a National VMT Tax System" which breaks down the benefits and the costs of instituting a national vehicles-miles-traveled fee system that would levy a per-mile charge on drivers

April 26, 2021
Government, Business

White House Grades States’ Infrastructure as It Pushes Bill

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but the White House is also highlighting needed repairs and upgrades state-by-state that cost far more than what Republicans are willing to spend.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 12, 2021
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

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