Infrastructure Funding

Government, Business

Rep. DeFazio on Earmarks Ban: ‘Don’t Think We Need That Rule’

Rep. Peter DeFazio DeFazio says the ban on earmarks is no longer necessary. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The next chairman of the transportation policy panel in the U.S. House of Representatives said the ban on earmarks the GOP imposed nearly a decade ago is no longer needed.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2018
Government, Business

Stakeholders Again Call On Congress to Approve Long-Term Transportation Funding

EPW members Sens. Barrasso and Carper Sens. Barrasso (left) and Carper echoed stakeholders' call to action Nov. 28 on long-term infrastructure funding. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Stakeholders told the members of the Environment and Public Works Committee: The country’s transportation network is desperately in need of long-term federal funding assurances meant to improve freight and commuter connectivity, the result of which could boost the economy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 28, 2018
Government, Business

House Democrats, Now the Majority, Will Push Infrastructure Funding, Oversight Agenda in 2019

Peter DeFazio DeFazio stands to become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He's optimistic about advancing robust infrastructure legislation. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

A long-term infrastructure funding measure and increased oversight of the Trump administration will be priorities the new Democratic leadership in the U.S. House intends to pursue during the next two years, the incoming chairman of the transportation panel told reporters Nov. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Boom Seen Roaring Ahead Regardless of Midterm Result

Man in front of bridge John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Encouraging spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure could be one of the rare areas where a Democrat-controlled Congress finds common ground with the Trump administration. Private investors in such projects aren’t relying on any breakthroughs, regardless of how next week’s midterm elections shake out.

Gillian Tan and Noah Buhayar | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2018
Government

Democrats Look to Push Infrastructure Plan if They Retake House

Truck on Bridge John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Democrats are planning to pursue a major U.S. transportation and infrastructure measure if they retake control of the U.S. House in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, but the same question that helped stall Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar initiative remains: How would it be funded?

Mark Niquette and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 10: Welcome to Normaltown

U.S. Capitol building Present! Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building via YouTube

For all of the hysteria pundits have heaped on Washington in recent weeks, the current state of affairs really isn't abnormal. Here's a look ahead to the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2018
Government, Business

Trucks Targeted for Toll Increase in Indiana’s Infrastructure Plan

A truck travels Indiana Toll Road CrossCountryRoads via YouTube

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s recently announced $1 billion infrastructure plan will rely on a 35% increase to the rates that pertain to trucks on the Indiana Toll Road.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
Government, Business

Elaine Chao, Local Leaders Announce INFRA Grant in Northern Kentucky

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Chao at a Senate hearing earlier this year. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao joined local lawmakers in her home state of Kentucky in celebrating a recently awarded federal grant that will be used to improve an interchange linking two interstates.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: Restore Nonpartisan Support for Infrastructure

Support for infrastructure historically has been a nonpartisan issue, both in the halls of Congress and in cities, towns and counties across the nation. It’s time for Congress to challenge itself to once again make infrastructure a nonpartisan issue.

John Brown Miller | Founder, Barchan Foundation
July 27, 2018
Government, Business

States Ramp Up Efforts to Secure Transportation Funding, ARTBA Chief Economist Reports

The "Spaghetti Bowl" near downtown Las Vegas The "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange near downtown Las Vegas. (TT File Photo)

WASHINGTON — While a federal infrastructure package hangs in the balance, the majority of states have introduced legislation to increase transportation funding on their own.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2018

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