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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, Fuel

US Chamber Renews Calls for Fuel Tax Increase

U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Ed Mortimer Ed Mortimer urges Senate panel to raise the diesel and gas tax to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. (Via banking.senate.gov)

WASHINGTON — The expiration this fall of the country’s central highway policy law means that its reauthorization must be urgently addressed by Congress, Ed Mortimer, transportation director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told a Senate committee Feb. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2020
Government, Business

US Chamber Leader Tom Donohue Hopeful About Infrastructure Bill’s Passage

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says that it's possible to get an infrastructure bill passed before the end of the year, but there isn't a moment to waste.(CNBC via YouTube)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue indicated on Sept. 16 that a window of opportunity finally has opened up for Congress to act meaningfully on a federal infrastructure measure. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Chamber Breaks With Trump Plan to Slash Auto Mileage Rules

Traffic John Taggart/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on the Trump administration and California officials to find a middle ground on automobile efficiency standards that federal agencies plan to slash, warning of “potentially dire consequences” without a workable compromise that continues to improve fuel economy.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019
Government, Business

ATA Among Members of New USMCA Coalition

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald)

President Donald Trump’s trade agreement with Canada and Mexico received a significant endorsement as more than 200 companies and associations representing freight and farming stakeholders urged Congress to pass the deal.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

UPS Freight President Rich McArdle Optimistic Infrastructure Bill Will Advance

Quote from Rich McArdle of UPS Freight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and the current divided Congress create an opportunity for advancing a long-term infrastructure policy measure in the near future, UPS Freight President Rich McArdle said at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Feb. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Business, Labor Leaders Offer Support for Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue Donohue by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The chorus of support for funding highways and infrastructure grew louder last week with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce unveiling a four-point plan that would raise fuel taxes, expedite the permitting process, facilitate more private investment and help construction firms address a shortage of skilled labor.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2018