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Infrastructure

Let’s do the infrastructure limbo rock

April 5, 2018

Via: Politico

With Tuesday’s news that White House infrastructure guru DJ Gribbin is leaving his post, Beltway infrastructure geeks got existential: What does it all mean? Gribbin was the infrastructure plan’s architect and a point person for lobbyists around town working the […]


Infrastructure

This week packed with budget, infrastructure hearings

March 12, 2018

Via: Politico

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to appear before the House Appropriations Transportation-HUD Subcommittee on Thursday, and MT is here to refresh your memory of President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget proposal. His budget calls for a 19 percent cut […]


Infrastructure

An infrastructure windfall approaches

March 2, 2018

Via: Politico

A ‘YUGE’ DOWN PAYMENT: An infrastructure windfall is in the offing, and it’s coming not thanks to the White House, but to appropriators working behind the scenes to allocate billions set aside for such projects in the recent budget deal. […]


Infrastructure

Another infrastructure week in the offing

February 20, 2018

Via: Politico

INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK V.?: After this week’s recess, Congress has just 16 legislative days (based on the current schedule) to reauthorize the FAA. And funding is set to run out the first week of the next break — the traditional two-week […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Public transportation industry responds to President’s infrastructure plan

February 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, several in the transportation industry came out to voice their displeasure for the plan and to urge Congress to keep the door open for further discussion and input from […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

President releases $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

February 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, the Trump Administration released the long-awaited proposal to upgrade roads, airports, and other public works, with the release of a 53-page document detailing how the Administration plans to stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Hyperloop: The Complete History

February 1, 2018

Via: Wired

First proposed by Elon Musk, the theoretical transportation system we call hyperloop would propel people- or cargo-filled pods over long distances through steel tubes. Magnetic levitation and big vacuum pumps would do away with pesky friction and air resistance, letting […]


Infrastructure

Trump swings big

January 31, 2018

Via: Politico

SETTLING OUT? Last night, in his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass an infrastructure bill that generates $1.5 trillion (the latest iteration of this figure) and […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure timeline may be slipping again

January 10, 2018

Via: Politico

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Transportation will not publish on Monday, Jan. 15. Our next Morning Transportation newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Please continue to follow Pro Transportation issues here. MAYBE LATER: The White House’s infrastructure principles 2.0 may not […]


Infrastructure

Drivers See Big Toll Hikes In 2018

January 9, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

Get ready, drivers. With gas tax revenue stagnant and transportation funds scarce, states are turning to toll roads in 2018 to fill treasuries and manage traffic — despite outrage from motorists and questions about the efficiency of tolls. The full […]