Infrastructure Funding

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

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

A section of I-90 in Spokane, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

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.

Danielle Moran and Amanda Albright | Bloomberg News
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 | Staff 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
Government, Business

Former Secretary Ray LaHood’s Roadmap for an Infrastructure Plan

Ray LaHood Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testifies on infrastructure investment Feb. 7. (House Transportation & Infrastucture Committee via YouTube)

A former DOT chief lays out a four-step plan to put America "back in the transportation business again." Here's Capitol Agenda's look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves Consistent in Support of VMT Funding Approach

Sam Graves Graves agrees with DeFazio's support of the VMT. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

When policymakers kick off debate on “pay-fors” for a long-term infrastructure plan, the vehicle-miles-traveled funding approach that seems to be gaining bipartisan support in Congress is expected to play a major role.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2019
Government, Business

Even in Shutdown, Pelosi and House Democrats’ Legislative Priorities Include Infrastructure

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats Even with the government partially shut down and the battle over a border wall, infrastucture is high on Pelosi and the Democrats' list of legislative priorities. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

High on the list of priorities for the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is funding for infrastructure projects, something transportation officials and freight executives around the country agree is badly needed for reducing congestion and to boost regional economies.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Freight Transportation Profits, Prospers

Without a doubt, 2018 was a banner year for trucking and almost every other form of freight transportation. Business investment took off, hiring picked up and freight volume soared with both domestic and international shipments sharing in the bounty.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
December 27, 2018