Infrastructure Funding

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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 5: Amos & Adam

Reps. Bill Shuster (left) and Peter DeFazio Reps. Bill Shuster (left) and Peter DeFazio, courtesy of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The country’s struggle to identify an ideal funding strategy for transportation projects has brought to the fore two men who, until now, had little in common. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2018
Government

Chao Hints Document Will Flesh Out Infrastructure Plan

Chao at AASHTO AASHTO Video via YouTube

WASHINGTON — Transportation leaders should look forward to a document coming out in the next few days that will provide additional details about President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018
Government

Illinois’ Tepid Infrastructure Grade a Product of Funding Neglect, ASCE Leader Says

Over Chicago Getty Images

Illinois’ recent score of a C- on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure scorecard signals underinvestment from elected officials, according to Darren Olson, chairman of the report card study.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018
Government

Infrastructure Should Top Congress’ List of Priorities This Year, Gov. Snyder Says

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Snyder at the event hosted by Politico. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Crafting an infrastructure funding measure aimed at boosting the country’s economy should lead Congress’ legislative agenda this year, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Feb. 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2018
Government

Infrastructure Funding Policy ‘Going to Move Pretty Fast,’ Inhofe Says

Sen. James Inhofe Inhofe says his Senate panel is already writing an infrastructure bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The Senate committee overseeing surface transportation policy already is crafting the framework for an infrastructure bill, Sen. James Inhofe told the Washington Examiner Feb. 15, a few days after the White House outlined “principles” of a $200 billion infrastructure proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 5: Country Club Builder

Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster N.J. Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J. (HMKramer via YouTube)

Building hotels, resorts and country clubs isn't the same as building roads and bridges, according to one transportation policy expert. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

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

Infrastructure Bill Has Potential for Bipartisanship in Congress, Secretary Chao Says

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Davos, Switzerland Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Davos, Switzerland. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s signature legislative goal for 2018, a long-term infrastructure funding proposal, is likely to bring feuding Republicans and Democrats together to the negotiating table following a bruising immigration debate that resulted in a mini-shutdown of the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018
Government, Business

Sen. John Cornyn's New Bill Offers Help for Local Road Projects

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. Cornyn at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) touted his recently introduced infrastructure bill as a way for states and municipalities to finance highway projects at a gathering of mayors Jan. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018

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