Infrastructure

Government, Business, Safety

South Carolina DOT Ramps Up Infrastructure Work

Rural road in South Carolina A rural road in eastern South Carolina. More than 60% of the state's traffic fatalities in 2018 occurred on rural roads. (Getty Images)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has increased funds dedicated to infrastructure construction projects, according to Transportation Secretary Christy Hall.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2020
Government, Business

Trucking Industry Weighs In on DOT Freight Plan

Parked trucks Parked trucks by Getty Images

Infrastructure investment and increased truck parking capacity are among the recommendations listed by freight haulers that participated in the Department of Transportation’s request for information on its National Freight Strategic Plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Distributes $653 Million for Emergency Infrastructure Repairs

Hurricane Maria damage in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria damage in Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory also received $139 million in emergency relief funds from FHWA in February 2019 for Irma- and Maria-related repair work. (Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration is awarding $653.2 million in emergency relief funds to assist states and territories that have experienced infrastructure damage.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2020
Government

Trump Tries New Approach for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

In another election year, Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure. This time, the president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
February 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Top Congressional Republicans Press for Action on Highway Bill

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) by Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Congress resumes its legislative agenda amid recent calls from Republican leaders on the transportation committees for passage of a highway bill meant to update a law expiring in seven months.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2020
Government

Trump Plan: Make Infrastructure Great Now, Surface Transportation in a Few Months

Donald Trump Trump's infrastructure directive contained in the fiscal 2021 budget proposal wasn't without a sense of urgency. (Fox News via YouTube)

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure directive explained in his fiscal 2021 budget to Congress is about urgency. The time to act is now. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2020
Government, Business

Presidential Hopefuls Talk Infrastructure at Forum

Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg talk infrastructure Clockwise from top left: Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer discuss infrastructure at the Moving America Forward forum in Las Vegas Feb. 16. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Four presidential candidates emphasized the need to repair existing infrastructure and construct systems that meet future needs at a public forum in Las Vegas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Nebraska DOT Unveils Omaha Transportation Study

Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb., with Interstate 480, a 5-mile auxiliary route that links downtown Omaha to Council Bluffs, Iowa, visible on the right. (Getty Images)

The Nebraska Department of Transportation released the Metro Area Travel Improvement Study, which is meant to guide road improvements in the Omaha area for the next few decades.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Fiscal 2021 Budget Proposal Offers Increase for Two FMCSA Programs

Trucks on busy highway Under the budget plan, the Motor Carrier Safety Grants program would receive $403 million, and the Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs account would receive $299 million. (Getty Images)

Programs managed by federal trucking regulators would see a funding boost under a fiscal 2021 budget request the Trump White House sent to Congress on Feb. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NYC Tunnel’s Slow Pace Spurs Democratic Jabs at Trump Rail Chief

A New Jersey Transit train exits the North River Tunnels, a pair of tunnels that carry Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River. A New Jersey Transit train exits the North River Tunnels, a pair of tunnels that carry Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News)

Fifteen Democratic senators admonished the Trump administration for the sluggish progress on a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, centerpiece of the so-called Gateway program of major infrastructure projects in the critical transit artery.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2020

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