Infrastructure Funding

Government, Business

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls Mayors to Action on Infrastructure

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Landrieu by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Mayors must take the lead if they hope to improve their cities’ infrastructure with the help of federal partners, according to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 22: The Mayors Come to Washington

Vice President Mike Pence The White House via YouTube

Mayors across America still are waiting for the White House’s infrastructure plan as cities continue to cope with highway congestion. Many of them will be in Washington this week for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Government, Business

House Highways Leader Sam Graves Optimistic About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Passage

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves and Transport Topics Staff Reporter Eugene Mulero Graves tells TT's Mulero he is optimistic a deal will be reached on an infrastructure bill. (Office of Rep. Sam Graves)

WASHINGTON — Missouri Republican Rep. Sam Graves, among the leading candidates to succeed outgoing Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster next year, said he is optimistic about the chances of advancing a massive infrastructure plan this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Infrastructure Plan Better Offer Sustainable Revenue, State DOTs Warn

Jennifer Cohan of DDOT Jennifer Cohan, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Solvency and sustainability are the chief qualities state department of transportation leaders are looking for in President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure package.

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

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 8: Infrastructure on the Horizon

President Donald Trump White House via YouTube

Infrastructure will be this year’s top legislative priority for Republicans, if President Donald Trump gets his way. Fresh off a major win on tax reform, the Builder-in-Chief is eager to work his dealmaking skills and have Republican leaders send him a $1 trillion, 10-year funding proposal. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Chris Spear Proposes Infrastructure Fund at Senate Transportation Hearing

ATA President Chris Spear Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear asked Congress to consider establishing an infrastructure fund capable of generating about $340 billion over 10 years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: ‘A Lot of Interest in Infrastructure’

Mitch McConnell Sen. Mitch McConnell by Fox News via YouTube

Bipartisan support for infrastructure reform increases the chances for the Senate to take up a transportation bill next year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Dec. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

Vehicles travel up to an express toll on the New Jersey Turnpike Vehicles travel up to an express toll on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2017
Government

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls for No More Toll Roads

I-35 East Dallas AsphaltPlanet1 via YouTube

Texas will not be setting up more toll roads, despite plans recently unveiled by the state’s Department of Transportation to build toll lanes on Interstate 35 East, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government

Congressional Watchdog Faults DOT FASTLANE Grant Selection Process

U.S. House transportation leaders have requested that a congressional watchdog agency be permitted to continue oversight of a five-year Department of Transportation grant program after investigators concluded that it lacked transparency in how it selected 18 projects totaling $759 million in 2016.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017

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