Infrastructure

Government, Business, Safety

Industry Applauds Senate Passage of $1 Trillion Bill to Modernize US Transportation

Capitol Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News

Legislation aimed at modernizing the country’s mobility networks, freight corridors and transit systems gained approval in the U.S. Senate on Aug. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2021
Government, Business

Big Win for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill With Senate Passage

Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer arrives at the Capitol on Aug. 10. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan Aug. 10, a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
August 10, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Infrastructure Bill Moves Closer to Senate Passage After Delays

Schumer Sen. Chuck Schumer arrives at the Capitol Building. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Senate moved closer to passing a $550 billion infrastructure package after a drawn-out debate that pushed action into this week and left the status of several proposed changes unsettled.

August 9, 2021
Government, Business

Senators Struggle to Amend, Finish Infrastructure Bill

Rob Portman Sen. Rob Portman speaks to reporters Aug. 5. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP)

WASHINGTON — Nearing decision time, senators were struggling to wrap up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan despite hopes to expedite consideration and voting on the nearly $1 trillion proposal.

Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
August 6, 2021
Government

Sen. Young Champions Trucking Workforce Provision in Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Todd Young "You can’t find enough drivers right now. It’s creating a huge backlog of orders and really decimating certain business models," says Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young. (Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee)

WASHINGTON — The main sponsor of a program to pave the way for commercial driver license holders under 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce expressed optimism about his proposal’s chances of passing in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2021
Government

Infrastructure Bill Gives States Road Windfalls

Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 in Petaluma, Calif. Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 in Petaluma, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

California and Texas are in line for more than $25 billion each to rebuild their highways should Congress pass a bipartisan infrastructure deal, the White House said in a statement aimed at nudging lawmakers toward support for the measure.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Try to Sell $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan to Public

Infrastructure Sens. Lisa Murkowski (left) and Chris Coons speak about the infrastructure package. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after years of talk.

Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
August 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Buttigieg Has Final Say Over $105 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg has been a major cheerleader for the Biden administration’s legislative priority, calling the new money for infrastructure “an investment of historic proportions.” (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — At least $274 billion of the bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill’s $550 billion in new spending would go toward transportation — and it also would give Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg the final say over about $105 billion of that $274 billion, according to one transportation analyst.

Jessica Wehrman | CQ-Roll Call
August 3, 2021
Government

Rep. Graves Raises Concerns Amid Infrastructure, Budget Debate

Rep. Sam Graves “A lot of recent funding has masqueraded as pandemic-related relief,” Rep. Sam Graves says. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The top Republican on the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives raised concerns about certain infrastructure programs that received emergency federal aid during the pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 2, 2021
Government

Senate Introduces $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Angus King (center) speaks with Sen. Gary Peters (left) as Sen. John Kennedy passes by. Sen. Angus King of Maine (center) speaks with Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan (left) while Sen. John Kennedy (of Louisiana) passes by. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Aug. 1, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.

Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
August 1, 2021

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