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Impact & Regulations

House Republicans introduce bill to reform NEPA

April 16, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Garrett Graves (R-LA) joined nearly 20 other Republican House members in introducing legislation intended to reform the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Wednesday. The bill, Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews […]


Infrastructure

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 […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Taps Meera Joshi to Lead FMCSA

April 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has been serving as acting administrator of FMCSA since late January. The FMCSA administrator post […]


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. […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available

April 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects. The discretionary grant program is known as Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE). “In communities across the […]


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

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

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, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Ridesharing intensifies urban road congestion

March 31, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Transport Network Companies (TNCs) or ridesharing companies have gained widespread popularity across much of the world, with more and more cities adopting the phenomenon. While ridesharing has been credited with being more environmentally friendly than taxis and private vehicles, is […]