Infrastructure

Government, Business, Logistics

Infrastructure Plan Coming March 31, Biden Says

President Joe Biden holds his first press conference President Joe Biden holds his first press conference March 25. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden said he will unveil his long-term economic rejuvenation plan March 31, promising a new “paradigm” for the middle class and a major ramp-up in investment and infrastructure spending that will strengthen the U.S. position against China.

Justin Sink and Nancy Cook | Bloomberg News
March 25, 2021
Government, Business

Buttigieg Pitches Infrastructure Needs to Divided Congress

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at House T&I hearing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg takes questions from members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. (transportation.house.gov)

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that the country’s infrastructure needs exceed $1 trillion and that other countries, namely China, are pulling ahead of the U.S. with their public works investments, a scenario he describes as “a threat to our collective future.”

Kevin Freking and Hope Yen | Associated Press
March 25, 2021
Government

Senate Commerce Committee Chair Looks to Infrastructure Investments

Sen. Maria Cantwell "We’ve already seen that freight and infrastructure programs have helped our economy be more economically efficient, but more needs to be done," Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantwell says. (Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg News)

Approving massive investments for transportation projects would significantly improve the country’s economy, Maria Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee said at a hearing March 24.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA Grants Will Support User-Based Funding Projects

Mile Marker krblokhin/Getty Images

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $18.7 million to eight projects that will test user-based funding methods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Starts Infrastructure Bet With US Far Behind China

Contractors work on a road under repair along Highway 101 in San Mateo, Calif. Contractors work on a road under repair along Highway 101 in San Mateo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden is betting that a multitrillion-dollar economic plan centered around infrastructure spending will do more than bolster an American economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic: It will ensure his country’s competitiveness against China for decades to come.

Peter Martin and Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2021
Government

Broad Economic Plan Featuring Infrastructure Could Cost $3 Trillion

President Biden speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House President Biden speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House March 21. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca via Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is considering as much as $3 trillion worth of measures to include in a long-term economic program for infrastructure and other initiatives, according to three people familiar with the deliberations.

March 22, 2021
Government, Business

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves Program to Address Freight Issues

Oregon Traffic on an Oregon highway. (Oregon Department of Transportation via Flickr)

The Oregon Transportation Commission recently approved the Enhance Highway Discretionary Program, which is meant to specifically address congestion and freight mobility issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden

The Passaic River flows past Amtrak's northeast corridor line near Newark, N.J. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) The Passaic River flows past Amtrak's northeast corridor line near Newark, N.J. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker March 18 for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels.

March 18, 2021
Government

FedEx, Stakeholders: Investments, Partnerships Key to Tackling Climate Change

FedEx CEO Fred Smith CEO Fred Smith provides virtual testimony on his FedEx's efforts to combat climate change during a hearing March 17. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube)

Investing in infrastructure and adopting policies that enhance the movement of freight would help address the country’s climate change concerns, the head of FedEx Corp. told federal transportation policymakers March 17.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2021
Government

House GOP OKs Spending Earmarks, Boosting Infrastructure Plan

The U.S. Capitol building at dawn on March 2.  (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) The U.S. Capitol building at dawn on March 2. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

House Republicans voted to allow their members to request dedicated-spending projects, known as earmarks, following that same move by Democrats, in a positive sign for President Joe Biden’s hopes for a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2021

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