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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 […]


Infrastructure

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. […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Rail-related projects included in $905M infrastructure grants

July 1, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A handful of freight rail-related projects have received federal funding from a popular infrastructure grant program. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states via the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary program. […]


Infrastructure

President Biden announces support for bipartisan infrastructure deal

June 25, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden announced he and a group of more than 20 Congressmembers had reached a deal on a new $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is the largest long-term investment in America’s infrastructure in nearly a […]


Infrastructure

Biden Won’t Accept Gas Tax in Latest Infrastructure Plan

June 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden still sees sticking points in a draft bipartisan Senate infrastructure plan, as top aides warned June 21 that they continue to explore other legislative pathways and will not support certain tax increases as part of a final […]


Infrastructure

Senators Eye $579 Billion in New Infrastructure Spending, $1 Trillion Plan

June 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on President Joe Biden’s top priority, according to those briefed on the plan. The […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Transportation Panel to Consider Highway Bill June 9

June 7, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to make good on its pledge to pass some type of an infrastructure bill by July 4. And the path toward that goal runs through the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. […]


Infrastructure

Biden, Capito to Meet as Infrastructure Deadline Looms

June 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden is set to meet June 2 with West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure as the administration signals time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal on the White House’s big […]