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Buttigieg Promotes Budget for DOT, Touts Infrastructure Plan

April 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration’s proposal to increase funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation would enhance the flow of commerce and respond to concerns linked to climate change, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told House lawmakers April 15. Ahead […]


Infrastructure

Senators Working on Infrastructure Alternative

April 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Utah Republican Mitt Romney said April 14 a group of senators is in the “early stages” of discussing a potential counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and spending plan that would be more narrowly focused and less expensive. […]


Infrastructure

White House Issues Reports on States’ Infrastructure Needs

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.25 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability. The figures in the state summaries, […]


Infrastructure

Biden Promotes Infrastructure Plan Amid GOP Opposition

April 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden and his team are galvanizing public support for their multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal as Congress prepares to debate both the plan and the administration’s budget request for federal agencies. The president on April 7 touted proposals in his […]


Infrastructure

Illinois DOT awards $7M for statewide road upgrade projects

April 7, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently awarded $7 million to 21 projects statewide to upgrade roads to accommodate local truck traffic. Funding is through IDOT’s Truck Access Route Program. The program allows townships, municipalities, and counties to apply for […]


Infrastructure

Is it time to break out the dictionary on infrastructure?

April 5, 2021

Via: Politico

Biden administration officials continued to pitch the president’s $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan on the Sunday morning news shows, where they were repeatedly challenged over the plan’s broad scope. Fox News’ Chris Wallace and White House National Economic Council Director Brian […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

Report: Trucking jobs account for 20% of Biden’s infrastructure plan

April 5, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Commercial truck driver jobs are forecast to make some of the biggest gains if the Biden administration’s infrastructure package can get through Congress without major revisions, according to a report analyzing the plan. The report, by Georgetown University Center on […]


Infrastructure

Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Includes $17 Billion for Ports and Waterways

April 2, 2021

Via: gCaptain

President Biden on Wednesday announced a more than $2 trillion jobs-creating infrastructure proposal which the administration says will add millions of jobs and position the United States to out-compete China. “It’s a once-in-a-generation investment in America, unlike anything we’ve seen […]


Infrastructure

Granholm, Buttigieg to Help Sell Infrastructure Plan

April 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden said he had directed five of his Cabinet members, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, to help advance his plan to spend $2.25 trillion on infrastructure and other priorities. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, […]


Infrastructure

Biden Economic Plan to Focus First on Infrastructure This Week

March 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care. White House […]