Infrastructure

Government, Business

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: D.C. Roads Feel Like a ‘Third World Country’

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) borrowed a page from the Joe Biden playbook May 22 by equating an aspect of American infrastructure to that of a Third World country to draw attention to the country’s aging transportation system.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2015
Government, Business

Video: Janet Kavinoky of U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Infrastructure Concerns

Janet Kavinoky, executive director of transportation and infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tells TT how her members are impacted by the nation's infrastructure shortcomings.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2015
Government, Business

Paul Ryan, Bill Shuster Introduce House GOP Version of Two-Month Highway Fund Extension

Bloomberg News

The House Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing on a measure sponsored by the leaders of the tax-writing and transportation policy panels that would extend highway funding authority through July.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2015
Government, Business

Transportation Experts Debate Proposals for Keeping Highway Trust Fund Solvent

Renacci by Lindsey Collins, Eno Center for Transportation

WASHINGTON — A panel of transportation experts debated several proposals to rescue the nearly insolvent Highway Trust Fund but offered little hope that Congress, facing a May 31 deadline to pass a transportation bill, would approve a long-term solution.    

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2015
Government, Business

Virginia Says P3 Partnerships are Working, and the State Wants More

Aubrey Layne by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

ARLINGTON, Va. — Virginia celebrated 20 years of public-private partnerships for infrastructure, recommended them to other states and is looking for a P3 arrangement to improve Interstate 66, which runs from Washington, D.C., to the west.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 12, 2015
Government, Business

Policymakers, Financiers Agree on Infrastructure Crisis, but Not on Funding Mechanisms

Rendell by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Policymakers and Wall Street veterans made pleas May 11 for greater investment in the nation’s infrastructure but acknowledged the stumbling block is still the same — how to pay for it.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2015
Government, Business

P3s See Federal Inaction as Elevating Their Importance

Eric Miller/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The biggest challenges facing infrastructure public-private partnership proposals are in persuading public officials and taxpayers to accept some level of financial and possibly environmental risk, and in convincing public employees they won’t lose their jobs, a panel of P3 supporters said at a May 11 “Infrastructure Week” event.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2015
Government, Business

Infrastructure Jobs Lift Economic Well-Being of Low-Income Workers, Brookings Study Says

Infrastructure jobs provide higher and more equitable wages for low-income workers compared with all job categories nationally, said a new report that makes the case Congress should approve a long-term transportation bill.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2015
Government, Business

Senators Introduce Bill to Create New Financing Options For Infrastructure Projects

Republican and Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would expand the tax-exempt private activity bond program and create a new infrastructure tax credit in order to expand states' options for pursing infrastructure projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2015
Government

DOT’s Anthony Foxx to Take Bus Tour Touting Infrastructure

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top transportation officer will hop on a bus Feb. 17 for a tour of five states to tell residents about the need to upgrade aging infrastructure around the country.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2015

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