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Trump Urges Congress to Reform Tax Code

September 1, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The marching orders to Congress from President Donald Trump in a fiery speech in Missouri Aug. 30 were clear: reform the country’s tax code. Calling it a once-in-a-generation opportunity, Trump told lawmakers on Capitol Hill, urging them to simplify tax […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

So What’s the Deal With Air Traffic Control Reform?

June 6, 2017

Via: Wired

THE FIRST PART of President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan took flight Monday when the president called for the privatization of the country’s air traffic control system. “We’re still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work,” Trump […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump’s $1 Trillion Bill Can’t Fix US Roads—These Ideas Could

April 18, 2017

Via: Wired

AMERICAN ROADS ARE CRUMBLING. You know this. You might even know crappy infrastructure cost an American family of four more than $3,000 a year. Or that, even after a 2015 transportation bill injected a lifesaving $70 billion into the federal highway fund, the […]


Infrastructure

Poll finds Coloradans favor commuter rail over commuter bus

March 24, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

A poll commissioned by the Colorado Passenger Rail Association found that Coloradans would rather invest in commuter rail service than commuter bus service if a transportation tax increase were to pass, KRDO reports. The survey found that 61% of Coloradans […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

U.S. infrastructure far from dean’s list

March 10, 2017

Via: Politico

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ quadrennial “report card” on the state of U.S. infrastructure arrived Thursday — and the country again got a D+ grade. Out of 16 categories, seven — hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, ports, rail, schools […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Railroads to Trump: Greenlight Freight P3s Beneficial to Public

March 1, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Public-private partnerships for freight railroad infrastructure that are expected to significantly benefit the public should be implemented, the head of the Association of American Railroads said in a Feb. 28 letter to President Trump. “We pay so taxpayers do not, […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Donald Trump Promised To Build Infrastructure, Delays Bay Area Railway Project Instead

February 23, 2017

Via: The Huffington Post

Caltrain, which connects riders from San Francisco to the Silicon Valley hub of San Jose, currently carries approximately 60,000 riders a day. Making the trains electric would increase ridership, save money on operating costs and help the environment, advocates for […]


Infrastructure

Oregon Searching for Road Funds Amid Major Budget Crunch

February 20, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Oregon’s budget deficit is approaching $2 billion at the same time that its Department of Transportation says it needs another $545 million a year just to maintain the state’s roads and bridges. Oregon’s House and Senate transportation committees are searching […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Shaky Dams Are Just The Start; 56,000 Bridges Are Also In Trouble

February 17, 2017

Via: The Huffington Post

Nearly 56,000 bridges in the U.S. are “structurally deficient,” a new report finds. The bridges are traversed an estimated 185 million times daily. Among the highest- profile “deficient” bridges are New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge and the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Governors Press Trump on Infrastructure

February 10, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The group representing the country’s governors delivered a list to the White House this week that outlines hundreds of infrastructure projects governors would like the administration to prioritize. A spokeswoman for the National Governors Association told Transport Topics the list […]