Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Local Leaders Embrace White House Rural Infrastructure Plan

Rural A mountain road in Kentucky. The Biden administration is visiting rural communities nationwide to learn more about their infrastructure needs. (ehrlif/Getty Images)

Rural communities across the country are participating through the National League of Cities in a White House virtual initiative to learn more about gaining access to federal infrastructure funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2022
Government, Safety

Biden Restores Broad Review of Infrastructure Projects

Pipeline used to carry crude oil A pipeline used to carry crude oil. (Jim Mone/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
April 19, 2022

Congressional Transportation Leaders Tout White House Focus on Equity

Sen. Tom Carper (left), President Joe Biden Sen. Tom Carper (left), shown with President Joe Biden, cited leveraging the power of the federal government to protect underserved citizens. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Congressional transportation policy leaders endorsed the Biden administration’s aim at improving access to freight and commuter corridors through an enhanced focus on equity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 18, 2022
Government, Business

Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

steel coils Steel coils outside the U.S. Steel Granite City Works facility in Granite City, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 18, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Leader Peter DeFazio Reflects on IIJA Implementation

DeFazio DeFazio speaks at the Newsmakers event. (Transport Topics)

Over his years in office, Rep. Peter DeFazio has become one of the staunchest proponents for increasing federal dollars to repair and modernize the nation’s infrastructure.

Dan Ronan and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
April 13, 2022
Government, Safety

AASHTO Raises Concerns Over Infrastructure Law Implementation

Bridge and deck repair in Spartanburg County, S.C. AASHTO says the application evaluation for the Bridge Investment Program should be clearer, especially as it pertains to bridges at risk of falling into poor condition within the next three years. (South Carolina Department of Transportation)

A group representing state highways and transportation sent a 30-page document to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg seeking clarification and recommending actions to help implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2022
Government, Business

Passing the Torch: A Career Committed to Improving Infrastructure

Passing the Torch

Reflecting on the passage of the infrastructure bill, which projects will offer the most benefit to the trucking industry and what were some of the missed opportunities? As House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Rep. Peter DeFazio recognizes the value in investing in commercial transportation improvement projects like port modernization and workforce development. In this special edition of Newsmakers, Rep. Peter DeFazio joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss how Congress might respond to rising fuel costs, the problem with truck parking, and his decision to retire at the end of this term.

April 8, 2022
Government, Business

House GOP Presses Oversight on Infrastructure Affairs

Road work South Carolina Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON — With a new $1 trillion infrastructure law potentially facilitating the distribution of billions of dollars in extra funding for infrastructure projects over the coming years, Republican leaders on the transportation panel in the U.S. House intend to push the Biden administration for input on the law’s implementation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2022

Alaskans’ Input Sought on Transportation Needs

Alaska welcome sign A welcome sign stands at the Canadian border on the Top of the World Highway. (Ingo Dörenberg/Getty Images)

Alaska transportation officials are surveying the public for the second time as the state prepares to spend federal infrastructure investment funds in the largest transformational projects since World War II and the Trans-Atlantic Pipeline.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

White House to Seek Infrastructure, Freight Boost in FY23 Budget

White House The White House at dusk on March 21. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

WASHINGTON — The Biden White House intends to seek a boost in funding for infrastructure programs and freight-related grants in its upcoming budget request to Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2022