Government, Business, Safety

Funds Top $1 Billion for Appalachian, Tribal Transportation

Appalachian subrange Traffic in the Poconos region, a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian region traditionally has been underserved by the interstate highway system. (Alex Potemkin/Getty Images)

Travel along highways and other transportation systems in 11 Appalachian states and tribal areas is expected to become easier due to a $1.3 billion infusion of funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Dedicates $27 Billion to Bridge Repairs Nationwide

 President Joe Biden speaks about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on Jan. 14 President Joe Biden speaks about investing in bridges as Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor & Infrastructure Act Implementation Coordinator, looks on. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2022
Government, Business

Supply Chain, Midterms to Dominate Freight Policy in 2022

Joe Biden signs Infrastructure bill Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The implementation of last year’s $1 trillion infrastructure law, national elections in the fall and ongoing concerns regarding supply chain challenges and the omicron coronavirus variant will be front-and-center for policymakers heading into 2022.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 29, 2021

2021: Year of the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Law

President Joe Biden After nearly a year of political back and forth, Congress passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. President Joe Biden signed the measure into law Nov. 15. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A long-awaited federal bill that will fund upgrades to the nation’s highway infrastructure was finalized during 2021, the culmination of tough legislative effort and a welcome outcome for trucking.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 17, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Build Back Better Christmas Deadline Elusive in US Senate

Manchin Sen. Joe Manchin at the U.S. Capitol. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Senate continued to debate the White House’s nearly $2 trillion social infrastructure budget agenda as a committee considered President Joe Biden’s nominee for transportation safety affairs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Approves TIFIA Loan for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Project

Chesapeake tunnel The entrance to the Chesapeake Channel Tunnel, part of the tunnel district area. (Google Maps)

A tunnel project critical to the Virginia Beach region’s mobility grid is receiving a boost from the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Puts Focus on Infrastructure Amid New Virus Concerns

Biden Puts Focus on Infrastructure Amid New Virus Concerns President Joe Biden. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden is visiting a Minnesota community college Nov. 30 to highlight how his $1 trillion infrastructure law will create jobs and help train workers.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 30, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg, Landrieu Lead White House Infrastructure Task Force

Pete Buttigieg and Mitch Landrieu Pete Buttigieg (left) by Oliver Contreras/Abaca/Bloomberg News and Mitch Landrieu by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

President Joe Biden has created a Cabinet-level task force that will set priorities and oversee implementation of the comprehensive $1 trillion infrastructure bill that he signed into law on Nov. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Senate to Debate Social Infrastructure Build Back Better Budget

Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a deadline of Christmas to pass the measure. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Senators returning to Capitol Hill after the Thanksgiving recess are scheduled to kick off debate on a nearly $2 trillion budget package that aims to promote severe-weather resilience and reduce congestion across mobility networks.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2021

Biden Order Aims to Remedy Supply Chain Bottlenecks Amid GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden Biden's executive order comes on the heels of a plan meant to enhance elements of the supply chain at ports and waterways. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

The Biden White House took another step to resolve supply chain complications, directing federal agencies to prioritize programs and rules that would bolster commercial supply chains, as well as domestic manufacturing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2021