Infrastructure

Government

ATA Chairman Randy Guillot Presses Congress for Infrastructure Funding

ATA Chairman Randy Guillot testifies remotely before a Senate panel ATA Chairman Randy Guillot testifies remotely before a Senate panel. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Investments in infrastructure projects would help states recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, the chairman of American Trucking Associations, Randy Guillot, told senators June 3.

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

House Democrats Unveil Five-Year Highway Policy Bill

Interstate 95 bridge construction in Virginia Traffic travels on Interstate 95 past a bridge replacement project over the Meherrin River near Emporia, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

A multiyear bill with the aim of enhancing funding and safety for freight and commuter programs was unveiled by House Democrats on June 3.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2020
Government, Business

Senate Panel to Meet for Infrastructure Discussion June 4

Road in need of repair in Michigan A road in need of repair in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Senators on the committee responsible for highway policy are scheduled to meet June 4 to review infrastructure concerns with the mayor of Louisville, Ky., and other stakeholders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2020
Government

Senate Chairman Roger Wicker Unveils Rural Transportation Bill

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) by Erin Scott/Bloomberg News

Sen. Roger Wicker introduced a bill that would set up a program to assist rural communities that want to take advantage of DOT financing tools for infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 29, 2020
Government, Business

Democrats Push Pandemic Aid, Highlight Infrastructure Package

Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi by Saul Loeb/Pool via Associated Press

House Democrats signaled the potential for unveiling a comprehensive infrastructure measure in the near-term as they continue to push Senate leaders to consider a pandemic relief bill that would provide $15 billion for highway programs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Groups Propose Tweaks to FEMA Infrastructure Resilience Guidance

Road damage in N.C. People walk beside a damaged road surrounded by floodwaters after Hurricane Florence hit in Currie, N.C., in 2018. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

Stakeholders largely supportive of a new disaster mitigation program at the Federal Emergency Management Agency call for tweaking aspects of its proposed guidance.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

California Agency Approves $17.4 Billion for Highway Projects

California state Route 1 near Big Sur California state Route 1 near Big Sur. (bluejayphoto/Getty Images)

The California Transportation Commission recently approved $17.4 billion to support about 900 projects outlined in the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Committee Approves Water Infrastructure Measures

Ship at Port of Baltimore A ship unloading at the Port of Baltimore. America’s Water Infrastructure Act would authorize $17 billion to assist with the deepening of ports. (Maryland Port Administration)

A bill that would authorize projects at ports and another one that would promote access to safe drinking water were easily approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on May 6

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2020
Government

Infrastructure Policy Flickers in Senate’s Return to Action

Sen. Mitch McConnell Under the direction of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate will evaluate current economic relief efforts, including the amount of aid to be directed to families and small businesses. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

President Trump has insisted on funding dedicated for the infrastructure networks as part of the economic stimulus. He argued that could pave the way for a badly needed economic rebound, but a debate on infrastructure policy as championed by Trump has yet to be scheduled by the Senate. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Shines Spotlight on Infrastructure Amid Uncertain Legislative Agenda

Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump continues to press lawmakers to take up an infrastructure funding package as part of ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2020

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