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Maryland DOT Capital Budget Draft Considers Freight

September 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Freight movement is a priority outlined in the Maryland Department of Transportation’s recently released draft of its six-year capital budget. The Draft Fiscal Year 2022-27 Maryland Consolidated Transportation Program details MDOT’s use of $16.4 billion, including investments in business units […]


Infrastructure

California Transportation Commission Dedicates $1.4 Billion for Infrastructure

August 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The California Transportation Commission recently allocated $1.4 billion for transportation infrastructure projects, including efforts to improve freight movement. The 13-member commission is responsible for programming and directing transportation funds for highway, rail, transit and active transportation purposes. More than half […]


Infrastructure

Senators Try to Sell $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan to Public

August 4, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer […]


Infrastructure

The infrastructure bill is here

August 2, 2021

Via: Politico

The infrastructure bill is out. The Senate published the text on Sunday of a bipartisan infrastructure agreement that has been moving through the process and could be up for a final vote as soon as this week. The compromise legislation […]


Infrastructure

Senate Votes to Begin Infrastructure Debate

July 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on July 30 with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and […]


Infrastructure

Senate Infrastructure Plan Receives Bipartisan Backing

July 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A vote in the U.S. Senate to launch debate on a comprehensive infrastructure bill and the passage of fiscal 2022 transportation funding in the House of Representatives coalesced to create an unofficial “infrastructure week” spearheaded by congressional funding proponents and […]


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Infrastructure Bill Expected to Fail First Test Vote

July 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Senate Republicans expected on July 21 to reject an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden, though supporters are hoping they’ll get another chance in coming days. A vote was expected […]


Infrastructure

Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion

July 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said July 12 that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a “transformative” infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion in […]


Shipping

Biden order charges STB to examine rail competition

July 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Defining what it means to provide rail shippers with robust competitive options could be the lens that the Surface Transportation Board uses as it responds to an order from President Joe Biden aimed at promoting competition within the freight railroad […]


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USDOT awards more than $905M to 24 infrastructure projects

July 2, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently awarded $905.25 million in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grants to 24 projects in 18 states. Rural projects received approximately 44 percent of the grants, exceeding by 19 percent the statutory requirements set by Congress. […]