Government, Business

Extension Shoves Hot Infrastructure Issue to Back Burner

President Trump and Melania Trump step off Air Force One in Cleveland Sept. 29 ahead of the debate. President Trump and Melania Trump step off of Air Force One in Cleveland before the Sept. 29 debate. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Infrastructure policy discussions are not front and center at the White House, and the recent enactment of a yearlong extension of the country’s premier highway policy law assures that there won't be substantial talks about transportation anytime soon. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2020

DOT’s Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes Takes Effect

Monument Valley near the Arizona-Utah border U.S. Route 163 runs through Monument Valley, which is near the Arizona-Utah border. It lies within the Navajo Nation Reservation. (tonda/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program has officially taken effect.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Safety

DOT Announces $1 Billion in BUILD Grants

Erie, Pa. A view of Erie, Pa., which lies along Lake Erie. About $21 million was directed to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the Erie Bayfront Parkway Mobility and Freight Improvement Program. (zrfphoto/Getty Images)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that $1 billion in funding has been awarded through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Alabama Awards $1.5 Million for Infrastructure Projects

Ivey Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a past press conference. (Kim Chandler, File/Associated Press)

Leading Alabama officials have announced $1.5 million in funding will be awarded to cities and counties for local road and bridge projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2020
Government, Business

PennDOT Accepting Applications for Multimodal Transportation Fund

Road in PIttsburgh A view in Pittsburgh. PennDOT will accept applications through Nov. 6 and grant recipients will be announced next year. (clu/Getty Images)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications from those seeking to finance projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Government, Business

Parties Paint Divergent Picture of Future During Conventions

Joe Biden speaking at the Democratic National Convention Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 20 in Wilmington, Del. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

The presidential conventions painted starkly different pictures of the business and transportation landscapes that the candidates are promising voters come November.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Touts Infrastructure Permitting Reforms

Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Chris Carlson/Associated Press

The administration’s recent aim at advancing infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes was touted by President Donald Trump.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 25, 2020

Infrastructure Investments Possible Under Biden, Sen. Chuck Schumer Says

Chuck Schumer Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during the virtual Democratic National Convention on Aug. 18, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate argued investments in infrastructure networks would be achievable in Congress under a Joe Biden administration and Democratic majority.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Infrastructure Stakeholders to Host Forum in September

highway bridge construction Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Groups and institutions consistently urging policymakers to dedicate additional funds for freight and commuter corridors will host “United for Infrastructure,” scheduled for the week of Sept. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 18, 2020

House Passes Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill

Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), chairman of the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. The bill would provide $881 million to FMCSA. (C-SPAN

A package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills that included the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies measure recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2020