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Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 4: New Jersey Drive

Interstate 95 New Jersey Interstate 95 North in New Jersey by Trucking Divas Rock, via YouTube

The dilapidated stretch of Interstate 95, or the Turnpike, along Newark’s metropolitan region in beautiful New Jersey needs to be repaired soon, and raising federal taxes on fuel is the way to go about it, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. said amid Congress’ debate on tax policy. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

Minnesota’s Riskiest Spans Repaired a Decade After Fatal I-35W Bridge Collapse

Aging bridge in Minnesota An aging bridge in Minnesota. (Matt Zaske)

Minnesota has repaired or replaced about 120 bridges in the past decade as part of a special funding program authorized after an Interstate 35W span plunged into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others.

Janet Moore and MaryJo Webster | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 24, 2017
Government, Business

Neglected Infrastructure Hinders Freight, Agricultural Sectors, Executives Say

Rural roadway in Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON — Congested and deteriorating roadways and inland ports as well as insufficient access to wireless communication in rural communities continues to impede commerce for freight and agricultural industries in farming areas, representatives from rural firms told lawmakers July 19.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017

Louisiana Transportation Chief Expects Key Road Projects Will Be Slowed

Louisiana Seeks Infusion of Funds to Boost Infrastructure Stuart Seeger/Flickr

The failure of efforts to boost state aid for roads and bridges means key projects statewide will be slowed, Louisiana transportation chief Shawn Wilson said.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
July 11, 2017
Government, Business

State DOTs Eye New US Infrastructure Grants


Several state transportation agencies are reviewing whether to proceed with a federal request to reapply for infrastructure grants that would rely significantly on private capital.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure, Freight Agenda Still Not Advancing on Capitol Hill

U.S. Capitol Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

As they approach the legislative calendar’s halfway point, Republicans have been unable to carve a path forward for President Donald Trump’s multiyear infrastructure funding plan, despite their control of the U.S. House and Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Government, Business

Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform

A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top lawmaker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government, Business

White House Promotes Private Sector in New Infrastructure Initiative, Urges Congress to Act

Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal

President Obama on July 17 signed an initiative aimed at helping state agencies connect with private-sector investors to upgrade the country’s aging transportation infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2014