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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, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Congressmen call on Transportation Department to deny possible foreign air carrier permit from Norse Atlantic Airways

April 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen (D-WA), chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday to deny Norse Atlantic Airways a foreign air […]


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, […]


Impact & Regulations

Truck Parking Legislation Introduced in US House

March 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A bill designed to facilitate access to parking around the country for commercial vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act aims to ameliorate a shortage of available parking nationwide. For years, […]


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 […]


Infrastructure

Buttigieg Pitches Infrastructure Needs to Divided Congress

March 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that the country’s infrastructure needs exceed $1 trillion and that other countries, namely China, are pulling ahead of the U.S. with their public works investments, a scenario he describes as “a threat to our […]