Government, Business

Obama Urges Boosting U.S. Infrastructure, Exports

President Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday called for more investments in infrastructure even as he urged a partial freeze in federal spending to rein in the U.S. deficit.

January 26, 2011
Government, Business

Highway Reauthorization Bill Still Stalemated in Congress

The year began with hopes the Obama administration and Congress could end their stalemate over the highway bill. But like 2009, this year is expected to end without a new long-term reauthorization agreement.

December 21, 2010
Government, Business

Mica to Lead House Transportation Committee

As expected, Florida Republican John Mica will head the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the new Congress convenes in January.

December 9, 2010
Government, Business

Oberstar Urges One-Year Extension of Highway Legislation

The outgoing chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has urged Congress to approve a one-year extension of current highway legislation so the new Congress that convenes in January will have time to “come to agreement on a funding mechanism for a six-year bill.”

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2010
Editorial, Government, Business

A Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

The voters have spoken, and analysts and pundits are busily trying to explain the shifts in the political landscape that will result from the overwhelming Republican victory.   But one immediate potential gain that emerged from the cacophony of chatter in the wake of the election is a chance to move transportation and infrastructure improvement programs along quickly.

November 8, 2010
Government, Business

Mica Set to Lead House Transportation & Infrastructure Panel

The electoral wave that handed control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans also roiled the body’s transportation committee, ousting the panel’s current chairman and putting Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) in position to lead the key committee.

November 8, 2010
Government, Business

LaHood in New England to Deliver $20 Million Stimulus Grant

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is scheduled to deliver $20 million in federal infrastructure stimulus funding Wednesday to the New England states of Maine and New Hampshire.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2010
Government, Business

Obama Again Calls for $50 Billion for Transport Infrastructure

President Obama last week pushed Congress to move forward with a $50 billion spending package for transportation infrastructure, his second such plea in five weeks.

October 17, 2010
Government, Business

Obama Touts Infrastructure Investment

President Obama called on federal lawmakers to back his initiative to spend $50 billion to modernize the country’s infrastructure and help reduce unemployment, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

October 12, 2010
Government, Business

ATA Backs Freight-Movement Bill

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

American Trucking Associations said it is backing legislation proposed by a California congresswoman aimed at improving freight movement throughout the country.

October 1, 2010