Infrastructure

Government, Business, Safety

House Advances Water Infrastructure Policy Bill

Trucks at Port of Los Angeles Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.

A water infrastructure policy bill that found bipartisan backing was easily advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Officials Announce $250 Million for Local Infrastructure

Truck passing Welcome to Illinois sign A tractor-trailer passes by a Welcome to Illinois sign. Illinois plans to distribute $1.5 billion to local government agencies over three years. (benkrut/Getty Images)

Illinois will direct $40 million to help build a port in Cairo, the southernmost city in the state and an advantageous location for the movement of goods, state officials recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Safety

DOT Unveils Applicant Toolkit for Rural Communities

Rural road in Washington state A rural road in Grays Harbor County, Wash. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao noted that although 19% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, 45% of highway fatalities occur in rural areas. (halbergman/Getty Images)

USDOT created a toolkit intended to help those interested in participating in the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 18 Contract Awards

Welcome to Mississippi sign A sign welcomes motorists to Mississippi along U.S. Route 61. (Tiago Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for 18 infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Safety

House Leaders Urge White House to Enhance Disaster Preparedness

PPE/masks Personal protective equipment like masks is essential for emergency response workers. (Cylonphoto/Getty Images)

With wildfire and hurricane season underway, a trio of top House Democrats called on the White House to update its plans for responding to natural disasters during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 20, 2020
Government, Business

Senate GOP to Focus on Schools, Jobs in COVID-19 Stimulus

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate’s next round of stimulus funding related to the coronavirus pandemic is likely to assist with education and boost the workforce, the chamber’s leader indicated.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Transportation Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill

Flooded road bridge in Michigan A collapsed road bridge in Michigan. The bill promotes weather resiliency. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg)

Legislation that would advance construction of certain freight projects and promote resilience across myriad water systems was easily approved July 15 by the transportation committee at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2020
Government

Wicker, Bennet Introduce Infrastructure Bonds Bill

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, by Al Drago/Bloomberg News

Legislation that would create certain “direct-pay” taxable municipal bonds as a way to finance public projects during the pandemic was recently introduced by two key senators.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Funding Bill Would Increase FMCSA Budget

Trucks and other vehicles on a busy highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FMCSA would receive $881 million for operations during the next fiscal year under legislation a House panel approved July 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

House Infrastructure Bill Will Never Become Law, Rep. Sam Graves Says

Sam Graves 2019 Sam Graves photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure package advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1 will never be enacted into law, said the top Republican on the chamber’s transportation panel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 2, 2020

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