Government, Business, Safety

AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka: Trump Inactive on Infrastructure

Richard Trumka Trumka. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s inaction on a long-term infrastructure plan has been detrimental to the country’s labor force, a key national union labor leader recently said on Fox News Sunday.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Government, Business

Investors Keep Flocking to US Infrastructure, Even Without a Trump Plan

Indiana Toll Road at Angola, Ind. IFM's assets include the Indiana Toll Road. (Joe Raymond/AP)

IFM Investors has raised almost $500 million for its first debt fund dedicated to U.S. infrastructure even as the Trump administration has yet to move ahead with its own infrastructure plan.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

Transportation Funding Bill Collins is the bill's sponsor. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018

Opinion: Restore Nonpartisan Support for Infrastructure

Support for infrastructure historically has been a nonpartisan issue, both in the halls of Congress and in cities, towns and counties across the nation. It’s time for Congress to challenge itself to once again make infrastructure a nonpartisan issue.

John Brown Miller | Founder, Barchan Foundation
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut


Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Traffic Jams Can’t Be Prevented, Says Washington State Transportation Chief

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Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington state Department of Transportation.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
July 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shuster Unveils Draft Infrastructure Plan

Bill Shuster Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Proposing to raise taxes on fuel, ensuring the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, establishing a volunteer vehicle miles traveled program, and imposing a tax on bicycle tires are key provisions included in a draft infrastructure plan the top transportation leader in the U.S. House unveiled July 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers, Administration Officials Tout Weather-Resilient Infrastructure

Hurricane Maria Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (Carlos Giusti/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Last year’s destruction of critical infrastructure due to massive hurricanes and severe wildfires along the West Coast reinforces the long-term benefits of investing in resilient reconstruction efforts, a top Republican transportation authorizer in the House said July 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2018
Government, Business

States Ramp Up Efforts to Secure Transportation Funding, ARTBA Chief Economist Reports

The "Spaghetti Bowl" near downtown Las Vegas The "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange near downtown Las Vegas. (TT File Photo)

WASHINGTON — While a federal infrastructure package hangs in the balance, the majority of states have introduced legislation to increase transportation funding on their own.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Connecticut Governor Orders Highway Toll Study

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS )

Despite his lame-duck status, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is ordering a $10 million study on placing electronic tolls on the state’s highways and finding ways to fund needed transportation improvements.

Bill Cummings | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
July 18, 2018