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California governor proposes $1.5B for clean transportation

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2021-22 budget, calling for $1.5 billion to be invested in clean trucks, buses and cars, as well as infrastructure to fuel those vehicles. This proposal, announced last Friday, follows the governor’s September […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation and Infrastructure committee heads applaud water resources act

December 23, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The four leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure applauded the House passing the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 as part of the year-end omnibus and COVID-19 relief package. Sens. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the committee; […]


Impact & Regulations

The Daily Dash: YRC loan under congressional scrutiny; LTL tonnage climbs

December 3, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, members of Congress have some questions about a government loan that was granted to YRC Worldwide. Plus, freight tonnage continues climbing in […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Pelosi Wants ‘Big’ Health Care, Infrastructure Push in 2021

October 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and taking on fresh urgency […]


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House Passes Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill

August 7, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills that included the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies measure recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which received a 217-197 vote, would provide the Federal Motor Carrier […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure is in the House

June 29, 2020

Via: Politico

The House is set to pass its $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, H.R. 2 (116), this week, advancing, among many other things, a five-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs. Passage of the Democrat-written bill is a given in the House, but […]


Infrastructure

The infrastructure pay-for blame game

June 24, 2020

Via: Politico

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged on Tuesday that Democratic leaders plan to pass their $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill with $145 billion of deficit spending, and he blamed the White House for not coming up with a pay-for. House Transportation […]


Infrastructure

More Federal Funds Needed for Agencies, Experts Say

June 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Federal funding has played an important role as transportation groups and transit agencies navigate COVID-19 pandemic recovery, but more funds will likely be needed, according to experts. Grace Crunican, former general manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit, said agencies could […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s infrastructure response to Covid-19

June 5, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration signed an executive order to advance its longtime goals of waiving environmental laws and speeding permitting for highways and other infrastructure projects, arguing that such projects will help stimulate the economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. As […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Congress turns to surface transportation

June 2, 2020

Via: Politico

With progress still stalled over a next coronavirus response package, lawmakers are pivoting to other priorities, including surface transportation. The text of the House’s surface bill is expected to come out this week, our Tanya Snyder reports. Lobbyists are preparing […]