Infrastructure

Government, Business, Logistics

Freight Stakeholders Push Congress on Infrastructure Package

Orange construction barrels WendellandCarolyn/Getty Images

Consideration of a major infrastructure policy package aimed at improving access to commercial corridors would enhance the freight industry’s distribution of goods in the coming years, stakeholders said during a recent forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Government, Business

Safety, Infrastructure Top Buttigieg’s Agenda at Senate Hearing

Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Jan. 21. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation pointed to the importance of safely moving people and goods and the new administration’s goal of modernizing the nation’s mobility networks as key areas of focus for him during his Jan. 21 Senate nomination hearing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 21, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Stakeholders Urge Infrastructure Plan Passage by July 4

Pothole on a road in Louisville, Ky. A pothole on a road in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

By July 4, Congress should pass comprehensive legislation that rehabilitates highway programs, modernizes freight corridors and tackles climate change concerns, nearly 200 stakeholders said in a message to federal lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nevada DOT Presses On With Reno Spaghetti Bowl Project

Crew works on road in Nevada A road crew works on the Spaghetti Bowl Xpress project in Reno, Nev. (Nevada DOT)

The Nevada Department of Transportation is advancing construction for its project to renovate an interstate network in Reno known as the Spaghetti Bowl, which carries 260,000 vehicles per day.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business

New President, Congress to Find Bipartisanship With Infrastructure, Lawmakers Say

Road construction Work on the I-75 project in Hazel Park, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

A number of lawmakers and transportation stakeholders express optimism about the potential for advancing various infrastructure funding initiatives this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2021
Government, Business

‘No Excuse for Failure’ on Infrastructure Policy, US Chamber Leader Says

Crew works on Indiana bridge A crew works on a bridge in Indiana. “[Infrastructure] is the No. 1 way to raise productivity, to create jobs and drive up incomes in a hurry,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said. (Indiana Department of Transportation)

Approving comprehensive legislation aimed at upgrading the country’s infrastructure systems is a way for the incoming Biden administration to stimulate an economy hard-hit by the pandemic, the leader of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Substantial Investments Needed for Infrastructure, ASCE Report Says

TransAm Trucking truck on bridge A TransAm Trucking vehicle crosses an Interstate 40 overpass in Del City, Okla. (Oklahoma Department of Transportation)

Failure to invest in long-term infrastructure upgrades will likely result in trillions of dollars in lost business productivity, ASCE said in a new report.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE to Release New Infrastructure Study

Closed bridge in Pennsylvania A closed bridge in Pittsburgh. (SerrNovik/Gettty Images)

A new report chronicling infrastructure concerns around the country will be unveiled Jan. 12, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently announced.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Top Senate Democrats Hopeful About Infrastructure Agenda Amid Political Turmoil

Schumer Sen. Chuck Schumer ( Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Lawmakers are working to shift attention from the contentious battle for the White House to legislative issues now that Congress has certified President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory, and the outcomes of two Senate runoff elections in Georgia have been settled in Democrats’ favor.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Pete Buttigieg Eyes ‘Big, Bold’ Infrastructure Plan, Chuck Schumer Says

Schumer Left: Schumer ((AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta); Right: Buttigieg (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Advancing a “big, bold” infrastructure policy measure with an emphasis on climate change is a priority for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 4, 2021

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