Infrastructure
Government

Chao Hints Document Will Flesh Out Infrastructure Plan

Chao at AASHTO AASHTO Video via YouTube

WASHINGTON — Transportation leaders should look forward to a document coming out in the next few days that will provide additional details about President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018
Government

Analysis: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Killed by His Own Party

Chip Somodevill, pool via Bloomberg News

Bloomberg’s Ari Natter and Mark Niquette report that Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn doesn’t think there will be time for his chamber to consider infrastructure this year.

Jonathan Bernstein | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

S.C. Governor Cries Foul Over White House Allocation for Charleston Port

South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is accusing the White House budget office — overseen by former S.C. GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney — for skimping on funding for one of the state’s top priority infrastructure projects.

Emma Dumain | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 28, 2018
Government

Trump’s Public Works Plan May Not Advance This Year, John Cornyn Says

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

A public works package that is one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities may not make it through the Senate this year amid a packed agenda, John Cornyn, the chamber’s No. 2 Republican, said in an interview

Ari Natter and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2018
Government, Business

Colorado May Vote on Potential Sales Tax Hike to Finance Road Projects

I-70 in Colorado I-70 in Colorado by Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr

Colorado voters may see a question on the ballot in November about raising the state’s sales tax to finance infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018
Government, Safety

Top Transportation Authorizers Headline Feb. 28 AASHTO Briefing

Rep. Shuster Shuster by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

Two weeks after a meeting with President Donald Trump, in which he is said to have endorsed an increase in fuel taxes, the leaders of the transportation policy committees will address the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials on Feb. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018
Government, Business

Agriculture Industry Eager for Action on Infrastructure

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON— The fate of American agriculture hinges upon the strength of the nation’s infrastructure, according to Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Poll Shows Split on Fuel-Tax Increase for Infrastructure as Conservatives Push Back

Grover Norquist Norquist has chimed in as an opponent of increasing fuel taxes. (Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg News)

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found people are near evenly split on the subject of raising fuel taxes to fund infrastructure projects, with a slight majority supporting the idea.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

With $2.5 Billion in Backed-Up Highway Projects, North Texans Turn Up the Heat on Austin

Tim Patterson/Flickr

The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Lawmakers Say Trump Supports 25-Cent Fuel Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure

President Trump T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump told lawmakers he would support a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal gasoline and diesel taxes to help pay for upgrading American roads, bridges and other public works, Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware said Feb. 14.

Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018

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