Infrastructure
Government, Business

‘Everything Is on the Table’ in Infrastructure Plan, Chao Says

Elaine Chao at the White House Elaine Chao at the White House (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

The country’s top transportation officer assured reporters the president had not dismissed a thorny funding proposal ahead of a legislative collaboration with Congress on infrastructure during the second day of the Trump administration’s latest iteration of “Infrastructure Week.”

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government

Trump Urges States to Streamline Permits for Infrastructure Projects

Martinez and Trump Martinez and Trump by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg Finance

President Donald Trump encouraged state and local government leaders to streamline their permitting processes for infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Infrastructure Pitch Welcomed by House GOP Transportation Leaders

Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. (The Modesto Bee via YouTube)

Reps. Jeff Denham and Sam Graves — Republican chairmen of key authorizing subcommittees in the House — expressed enthusiasm this week for the Trump White House’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal, which most Democrats already have rejected.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Infrastructure Plan Promotes Tolling

A toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike A toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike (Getty Images)

The Trump White House’s highly anticipated infrastructure funding plan released Feb. 12 calls for states to be given flexibility from federal tolling restrictions and to be able to reinvest toll revenues in infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 12: Infrastructure Week, Again

crumbling infrastructure PBS NewsHour via YouTube

As we welcome President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan, key policymakers will continue to dwell over the best strategies for funding and financing big-ticket infrastructure projects. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Details Set for Release

Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in New Orleans Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in New Orleans. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

President Donald Trump on Feb. 12 will propose funding strategies for the country’s transportation network that would include $50 billion for rural districts, and streamlining the permitting process for construction projects, a senior administration official told reporters over the weekend.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2018
Government, Business

State, Local Government Groups ‘Stand Ready’ to Work on Infrastructure

Mayors at the White House Trump speaks to mayors at the White House (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg)

Groups representing local transportation agencies, governors, county executives and mayors expressed their willingness to partner with federal officials on a measure that would result in long-term funding for infrastructure maintenance and construction projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2018
Government

Hill Consideration of Meal, Rest Break Proposal Continues

Newhall Pass in Los Angeles County Newhall Pass in Los Angeles County. In 2011, California enacted meal and rest break rules separate from federal guidelines. (Jeff Turner/Flickr)

Congressional leaders have until March 23 to finalize a fiscal 2018 funding bill, as part of a deal Senate leaders recently struck that also would provide $90 billion for hurricane disaster relief and $20 billion for infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018
Government

Trump to Unveil Outline of Infrastructure Plan Feb. 12

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Details of a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would propose funding for rural projects and streamlining the permitting process will be unveiled by President Donald Trump on Feb. 12, a White House official told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Time for a Deal on Infrastructure

In his first State of the Union address last week, President Donald Trump highlighted several major issues that are near and dear to the trucking industry, starting with the nation’s pressing need to rebuild its crumbling roads and bridges. Now is the moment for our nation’s leaders to turn the talk into action and find a way to close the deal.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2018

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