Infrastructure

Government, Business

EPW Chairman John Barrasso: Dems’ Infrastructure Bill a ‘Road to Nowhere’

Road construction Work continues on the I-75 project in Hazel Park, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

House Democrats’ $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal that has reached the floor of the chamber drew criticism from the top Republican on the Senate’s highway policy panel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 30, 2020
Government, Business

House Plans Consideration of $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during an event on Capitol Hill on June 18. (Associated Press/Susan Walsh)

House Democrats plan to schedule a vote before July 4 on a comprehensive infrastructure measure that aims to modernize freight corridors, reduce traffic congestion and promote climate change resilience infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 25, 2020
Government

House Panel Advances Multiyear Highway Bill

Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio by Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced a five-year, $494 billion highway policy bill June 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Pitch $1.5 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference June 11. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference June 11. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats on June 18 pitched a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and urged President Donald Trump to immediately engage in negotiations on how to pay for it.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Unveils Newest INFRA Grant Recipients

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of $906 million in Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

More Federal Funds Needed for Agencies, Experts Say

Los Angeles Nearly empty roads around Los Angeles. (vlvart/Getty Images)

More funds are needed to help transportation groups and transit agencies navigate COVID-19 pandemic recovery, according to experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Five-Year Plan

Interstate 74 bridge over Mississippi River Under the plan, work will continue on the Interstate 74 bridge, which spans the Mississippi River and connects Davenport, Iowa, and Moline, Ill. (CTF83!/Wikicommons)

The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved the state’s transportation improvement program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2020
Government

Sen. Ted Cruz Introduces NEPA Reform Bills

Ted Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

Two bills that would seek to make changes to the National Environmental Policy Act recently were introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2020
Government, Business

Transportation Funding Bill Part of Congress’ Summer Agenda

Steny Hoyer House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaks during a news conference unveiling policing reform and and equal justice legislation at the Capitol on June 8. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)

Agencies that oversee freight and passenger transportation policies will gain a clearer outlook for the next fiscal year when Congress this summer considers its annual funding legislation for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 11, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s Executive Order Seeks to Advance Major Infrastructure Projects

bridge construction Michigan Work continues on a bridge on I-75 in Troy, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

An executive order to expedite the permitting process for big-ticket infrastructure projects that President Donald Trump signed recently is meant to assist the economy during the pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2020

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