Joe Biden

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

‘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

COVID-19 Vaccine Key to Restoring Economic Stability, Experts Say

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for FedEx vaccine delivery Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for delivery of the state's first shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 14, 2020. An estimated 36% of the 27.7 million doses distributed in the U.S. have been administered. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The incoming Biden administration faces a U.S. economy that appears to be slowing as COVID-19 cases surge.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Selects Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Labor Secretary

Marty Walsh Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in 2016. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as secretary of the Department of Labor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

North Carolina Environmental Chief Michael Regan Tapped to Lead EPA

President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. (2017 photo by Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Michael Regan to lead the EPA, putting a North Carolina environmental regulator in line to chart national policy on combating climate change and pollution, according to people familiar with the matter.

December 17, 2020
Government, Business

Joe Biden Says He Won’t Immediately Lift China Tariffs

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event in Delaware on Dec. 1. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event in Delaware on Dec. 1. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sits in the background. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately lift tariffs placed by President Donald Trump on many imports from China or break Trump’s initial trade deal.

December 2, 2020
Government, Business

Joe Biden Weighs Rahm Emanuel for Transportation Secretary

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel waves as he arrives at a news conference in April 2019. Rahm Emanuel arrives at a news conference as mayor of Chicago in April 2019. (Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press)

President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary.

Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller | Associated Press
December 1, 2020
Government, Business

Biden Plots Economic Recovery in Meeting With CEOs, Union Heads

President-elect Joe Biden addresses the media at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 10. President-elect Joe Biden addresses the media at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 10. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President-elect Joe Biden met Nov. 16 with the chief executives of General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp., as well as key labor leaders, as he begins to outline how to contain the coronavirus pandemic and revive the economy during his administration.

November 16, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Press White House to Preserve Records

Peter DeFazio and Joe Biden DeFazio (left) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News; Biden by Andrew Harnik/AP

The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives joined the chamber’s senior Democrats in recently calling on the Trump White House to comply with federal record-keeping laws.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

China Calls for Rejecting Protectionism as It Braces for Biden

President-elect Joe Biden will face tense trade relations with China when he takes office in January 2021. President-elect Joe Biden will face tense trade relations with China when he takes office in January 2021. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan called for global solidarity and a shift away from protectionism as Beijing grapples with the prospect of a new administration in Washington.

Peter Martin | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2020

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