Infrastructure Funding

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

MCE in San Diego Will Be a Busy Four Days

ATA booth at 2018 MCE in Austin, Texas Attendees stroll the exhibit hall floor at the 2018 MCE in Austin, Texas. This year's event kicks off Oct. 5 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Industry stakeholders are set to gather in San Diego for the 2019 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. ATA President Chris Spear's State of the Industry address Oct. 7 will be among the many highlights.

October 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Alabama 6-Cent Gas Tax Increase to Start Sept. 1

Mobile, Alabama Mobile, Ala. (Getty Images)

For the first time in 27 years, anyone fueling up at a gas station in Alabama soon will fork out more money in taxes that will go directly to the state.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
August 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Federal Inactivity Drives State Creativity With Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure Funding A road closure in South Carolina. (Ken Hawkins/Flickr)

In the absence of a strong federal partner, states clamoring for infrastructure funds have taken financing measures into their own hands.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2019
Government, Business

Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Infrastructure Proposals April 30

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she plans to meet with President Donald Trump next week to discuss an infrastructure deal, even as she resists calls from some fellow Democrats to initiate impeachment proceedings against him.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Spokane, Wash., to Get $200 Million in Transportation Funds

The Washington state Senate and House both passed $10 billion, two-year transportation spending bills in the last two weeks, with nearly $200 million dedicated to projects in the Spokane area.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Unveils $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Senator Klobuchar Senator Klobuchar (right) speaks as Kara Swisher, co-founder and executive editor of Recode, listens during the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar became the first Democratic presidential candidate to release a detailed federal infrastructure plan, calling for $1 trillion in investment and putting pressure on a wide field of contenders to come up with their own proposals.

March 28, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Fiscal 2020 Budget Request Prioritizes Infrastructure Grants

Congressional aides deliver fiscal 2020 budget proposal Staffers deliver President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget proposal to the Cannon House Office Buiilding on Capitol Hill. (C-SPAN via YouTube)

President Donald Trump's 2020 budget proposal gives infrastructure grants a fair shake. But will the spending plan get anywhere? Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

States Step In to Fund Roads After Trump’s Plans Stall

Roads Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Governors in at least 11 states, including Michigan, Ohio and Connecticut, are pushing for new taxes, bond sales and tolls to raise money for long-needed work on roads, bridges and transit systems after President Donald Trump failed to enact a major infrastructure plan.

Amanda Albright | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2019
Government, Business

Domestic Discretionary Spending Slashed in Trump’s $4.7 Trillion Budget Proposal

budget Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump will propose a U.S. budget that wouldn’t balance for 15 years, even assuming stronger economic growth than private forecasters expect and with deep domestic spending cuts that have little chance of passing Congress.

Justin Sink and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Washington State Transport Package Sets Aside $450 Million for New I-5 Bridge

Traffic Traffic along Interstate 5 outside of Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

The Washington state Senate Transportation Committee passed a $15 billion transportation package March 6 that includes $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.

Jake Thomas | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
March 7, 2019