Infrastructure

Government

Granholm, Buttigieg to Help Sell Infrastructure Plan

Jennifer Granholm, Pete Buttigieg Granholm by Stefani Reynolds; Buttigieg by David Paul Morris, Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden said he had directed five of his Cabinet members, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, to help advance his plan to spend $2.25 trillion on infrastructure and other priorities.

April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

‘Chargers Everywhere’: Biden Maps $174 Billion Path for EV Boom

A Tesla vehicle charges at a charging station in San Mateo, Calif., in September 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) A Tesla vehicle charges at a charging station in San Mateo, Calif., in September 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to the $174 billion proposed for charging stations, planned consumer rebates for American-made EVs and a pledge to electrify the government’s fleet.

Keith Laing and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan to Total $2.25 Trillion, Include Corporate Tax Hikes

Biden introduces infrastructure plan President Joe Biden unveiled his administration's infrastructure package in Pittsburgh on March 31. (c-span.org)

President Joe Biden announced a $2.25 trillion climate change-centric infrastructure plan meant to repair the country’s roads and bridges, and guarantee nationwide access to broadband internet and safe drinking water.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Ports Authority OKs $205 Million for Savannah Expansion

A containership operated by Cosco moves toward the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal in May 2017. A containership operated by Cosco moves toward the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal in May 2017. (J. Scott Trubey/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The board of the Georgia Ports Authority voted March 29 to spend $205 million to expand the Savannah facility, adding to $100 million authorized several months ago.

Michael E. Kanell | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 30, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Plan Could Include $3 Trillion in Tax Increases

President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the White House campus on March 29. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the White House campus on March 29. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden is aiming for summer passage of an infrastructure plan that is expected to cost more than $3 trillion, and the White House hopes to take a more deliberate and collaborative approach with the contentious Congress than it did on the COVID-19 rescue package, officials said.

March 30, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Baltimore Dredging, Expansion Seen as Boon to Economy

Dredging at Port of Baltimore Seagirt Marine Terminal Workers look on as a crane dumps sludge dredged from the Chesapeake Bay Navigation Channel at Port of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

Port of Baltimore officials say with the vast jump in imported cargo and tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, the sprawling facility on the Chesapeake Bay will see rapid growth the next several years.

March 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Envisions Thousands of Wind Turbines Spinning at Sea to Bolster Grid

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, R.I. The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, R.I. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is outlining ambitions to dramatically boost offshore wind power in the U.S. by 2030, pushing to drive construction of projects at sea capable of generating enough electricity for more than 10 million American homes.

March 29, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Economic Plan to Focus First on Infrastructure This Week

Road construction Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 under construction in Petaluma, Calif., on March 22. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
March 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NYC-N.J. Tunnel Plan Has ‘Sense of Urgency,’ Buttigieg Says

Buttigieg Buttigieg (Cliff Owen/Associated Press)

The Biden administration is prioritizing the Gateway rail tunnel project between New York City and New Jersey with urgency because of its “national significance” to the economy, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told lawmakers.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2021
Government, Business

Secretary Buttigieg Promotes Transformative Infrastructure Plan

Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Jan. 21. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

The Biden administration is ready to engage with Congress to improve the flow of freight and commuters by modernizing the country’s mobility networks, the nation’s top transportation official told a U.S. House panel March 25.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2021

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