Infrastructure Funding

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
Government, Safety

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Announces $600 Million for Road Projects

Nebraska Welcome Sign DVM/Flickr

Nebraska will invest $600 million in transportation-related projects, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced July 6.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 9: Political Football

Rep. Joe Crowley, Fox News' Chris Wallace Crowley (left) with Wallace, by RepJoeCrowley via YouTube

The chances of advancing an infrastructure funding policy measure through Congress this year have worsened. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) emphasized on Fox News Sunday on April 8 the Democrats’ “Better Deal” includes an infrastructure vision quite different from that of President Donald Trump. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Business

Gribbin Departure, Delayed Trump Agenda Don’t Deter Infrastructure Advocates

Gribbin and Trump at an infrastructure event The recently departed DJ Gribbin (left), with President Trump and Reed Cordish (right), assistant to Trump for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, at an event last year. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump’s acknowledgment that his infrastructure proposal would likely be legislated after the midterm elections, coupled with the recent departure of the administration’s top infrastructure adviser, has slowed momentum on efforts to boost funding for transportation systems.

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

White House Infrastructure Adviser DJ Gribbin Steps Down

White House Infrastructure Adviser DJ Gribbin Gribbin by Roll Call Live

David J. “DJ” Gribbin, the key architect of President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, is leaving the White House to “pursue new opportunities,” a White House official told Transport Topics on April 3.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2018
Government, Business

White House Economist Kevin Hassett Says Piecemeal Approach to Infrastructure Is Doable

White House Economic Adviser Kevin Hassett Hassett by Fox Business

The White House will aim to inject President Donald Trump’s infrastructure policy priorities whenever congressional leaders signal the advancement of a bill, Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said March 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 30, 2018
Government, Business

Congress Unlikely to Consider Infrastructure Bill Before Midterms, Trump Says

Trump speaks to union about infrastructure bill Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

It seems the wait is not over for Congress to take up President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority for 2018.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018
Government, Business

Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Fee ‘Seems to Capture All Users,’ Rep. Graves Says

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

With policymakers debating the thorny issue of infrastructure “pay-fors,” the top highways policymaker recently touted a vehicle-miles-traveled fee as a funding approach capable of addressing the country’s needs.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 12: 500 Days of Summer

Speaker of the House  Paul Ryan Ryan visits The Home Depot Store Support Center in Atlanta to discuss infrastructure. (Speaker Paul Ryan via YouTube)

With the country fixated on college basketball, Speaker Paul Ryan shed light on his vision for infrastructure policy. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2018