Infrastructure

Government

Sen. Chuck Schumer: Infrastructure a Priority for Senate Democrats

Sen. Chuck Schumer Schumer by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

Advancing legislation this year that would repair the country’s infrastructure and modernize freight corridors is a priority Senate Democrats share, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said March 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan Governor Calls for Federal Gas Tax Hike to Fix State’s Ravaged Roads

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It’s time to raise the federal gas tax to help fix Michigan’s ravaged roads, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said March 20.

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press
March 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Crumbling County Roads: The Unintended Consequence of Energy Industry Traffic

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Guadalupe Road in south Victoria County, Texas, was brand new in August 2016 after the county spent $200,000 to repave it for the first time in decades. But in the last few weeks, it began to crumble and crack, forcing county crews to patch up the deteriorating surface.

Marina Starleaf Riker | Victoria (Texas) Advocate
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Supporters and Opponents Clash Over Adding Tolls to Connecticut Highways

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In an often-passionate debate, advocates squared off March 14 in Connecticut for more than five hours in the long-running battle for electronic highway tolls that has split the legislature.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
March 16, 2018
Government, Logistics

Congress Struggles to Identify Funding for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

From left, Elaine Chao, U.S. transportation secretary; Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary; Alexander Acosta, U.S. labor secretary; Sonny Perdue, U.S. secretary of agriculture; Rick Perry, U.S. secretary of energy. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Congress did not come any closer to resolving key funding questions about President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, even after five Cabinet secretaries testified before a Senate panel on March 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Business, Logistics

‘Rapid-Fire’ E-Commerce Demands Better Neighborhood Roads, C.H. Robinson Exec Says

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The prevalence of e-commerce will intensify the need for good neighborhood roads in addition to well-fortified interstates, according to an executive with third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Government, Safety

Trump’s Infrastructure Vision Still Lacks Funding Source, Sen. Thune Says

Thune Thune by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

Transportation policymakers on Capitol Hill have yet to identify a source of funding that would advance President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative unveiled last month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan County Plagued by Potholes Waits for Trump to Deliver on Infrastructure

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FRASER, Mich. — Warnings begin as soon as you arrive. Beware of the potholes. They’re everywhere in this Michigan city near Detroit, rattling travelers’ teeth and popping tires, making for a lunar-like obstacle course.

Noah Bierman | Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump to Promote Infrastructure Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with a push from the president.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics

TIGER Grants Address Freight Movement, Bridge Rehabilitation

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Projects that will address truck movement are included in the most recent round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018

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