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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Democrats await Trump infrastructure plan with mounting skepticism

December 14, 2017

Via: Politico

GETTING TO NO: President Donald Trump and his team may have stumbled upon the one model of infrastructure investment that could turn off Democrats, who have been campaigning for years to crank it up. Administration plans to pay for roads, […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump huddles with Shuster on infrastructure

December 12, 2017

Via: Politico

ALL WE KNOW — IT WAS ‘PRODUCTIVE’: President Donald Trump huddled with House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to talk infrastructure Monday. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao and National Economic Council Gary Cohn also attended the meeting, which Shuster had […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

January is go time

December 8, 2017

Via: Politico

THUNDERCATS ARE GO: The White House plans to send lawmakers “a detailed infrastructure principles document” in January, an administration spokeswoman confirmed Thursday, setting off the latest iteration of Panda Watch for the transportation world. To review, the plan is expected […]


Infrastructure

The one group in Washington still excited about infrastructure

December 1, 2017

Via: Politico

PROBLEM SOLVERS AT BAT: The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus wants to “drive the agenda” on infrastructure, says Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), co-chair of the caucus’s infrastructure task force. The caucus is preparing to issue a report “in the next week […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure after taxes … or maybe after health care

November 29, 2017

Via: Politico

YOOGE PUSH: President Donald Trump met with Republican senators Tuesday to drum up support for the tax bill. After the lunch broke, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told reporters that Trump is “interested” in working on infrastructure after taxes — but […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Driver Growth, Infrastructure Leading Concerns for VA and NJ Ahead of Elections

November 2, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Freight transportation, infrastructure issues and jobs will be key considerations for many voters electing new governors on Nov. 7 in New Jersey and Virginia — the only states with gubernatorial contests this year. In Virginia, workforce growth and development are […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure warming the bench

October 25, 2017

Via: Politico

WAIT YOUR TURN: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the chairman of one of the committees that would have a hand in crafting an infrastructure package both said this week that an attempt to overhaul the tax code is taking priority […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

White House ‘very kind of vague’ on paying for infrastructure

October 19, 2017

Via: Politico

‘VERY KIND OF VAGUE’: The White House is still being fuzzy on how to pay for an infrastructure package. During a meeting Wednesday with Republican members of the Senate Commerce Committee, officials from the White House gave a “breakdown of […]


Infrastructure

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 […]