infrastructure week

Government, Business, Safety

Steny Hoyer Says Infrastructure Package Hinges on Presidential Support

Steny Hoyer Steny Hoyer speaks about infrastructure funding. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON— The success of a federal infrastructure package will require the full and energetic support of President Donald Trump, Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said during an Infrastructure Week kickoff event May 13.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Nancy Pelosi to Headline Infrastructure Week Forum

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants President Donald Trump to take the lead on funding for the $2 trillion infrastructure initiative. (PBS NewsHour via YouTube)

The real Infrastructure Week is finally here, and Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be among the lawmakers delivering keynote addresses to stakeholders. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 13, 2019
Government, Business

ASCE Releases Infrastructure Grades for Iowa and California

Iowa highway sign Iowa's roads received a C+ on the infrastructure report card. (seanhobson/Flickr)

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ newly released infrastructure report cards for Iowa and California reveal the condition of those states’ underlying frameworks are just average.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Infrastructure Week Shines Spotlight on Resilience, Modernization

Infrastructure Week Destruction in Puerto Rico after the landfall of Hurricane Maria in 2017. (Carlos Giusti/Associated Press)

After recent hurricanes destroyed transportation corridors in the Southeast part of the country, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Democrats on Capitol Hill ramped up their calls for rebuilding infrastructure that would be far more resilient.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Agreement Solidifies First Victory for Trump’s Attempts at ‘Infrastructure Week’

ATA video: Life Won't Wait Roads and bridges may crumble, traffic may back up for miles ... but life won't wait. (American Trucking Associations via YouTube)

The April 30 meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats produced an agreement on a $2 trillion infrastructure package. The next step, which will occur within the next three weeks, is to discuss funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Anthony Foxx, Andrew Wheeler, Shoshana Lew to Participate in Infrastructure Week 2019

Anthony Foxx Anthony Foxx speaks at an industry event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Not to be confused with the occasional White House announcement of an “infrastructure week,” the actual Infrastructure Week is scheduled for May 13-20, with events in Washington and throughout the country.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Leaders Lament Infrastructure Delays at Roundtable

Minnesota roadwork Roadwork in Minnesota by bobex_pics/Flickr

WASHINGTON — If the prevailing wisdom seems to be in favor of getting on with repairing old and building new U.S. infrastructure, why does the nation seem to be in a state of inertia in getting the job done?

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Australian Ambassador Tells Lawmakers to Consider Infrastructure Privatization

Hockey Hockey via Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON — With many American policymakers struggling to identify a long-term path for funding their big-ticket infrastructure projects, Australia’s ambassador to the United States has proposed a rather simple approach: privatize the projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Uniform Road Laws, Reduced Congestion Could Ease Interstate Trucking, Experts Say

Oil tanker North Dakota An oil tanker truck drives along a road in Williston, N.D. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Harmonization among states on road laws relating to capacity would vastly improve interstate trucking, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018

Editorial: Infrastructure Week and the Work Ahead

It’s Infrastructure Week, the annual spotlight on the nation’s roads and bridges. During a week’s worth of discussion, a lot will be said about the need to update and repair existing infrastructure as well as build from scratch what will be needed to carry transportation into the future.

May 10, 2018