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Infrastructure

Biden Pushes for His Infrastructure Plan in GOP Stronghold

May 6, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on May 6 to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to compromise on the […]


Impact & Regulations

Flood threat not drying up across Deep South

May 5, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Thunderstorms have drenched many areas of the South this week, with the National Weather Service (NWS) posting one flash flood warning after another. Birmingham, Alabama, was one area hit hard Tuesday. At one point, the NWS issued a flash flood […]


Shipping

U.S. Xpress Reports Revenue of $450M for Q1

April 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. Xpress Enterprises saw revenue and earnings growth during the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 22. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier posted net income attributable to controlling interest of $2.5 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Biden Moves to Restore California’s Power to Fight Vehicle Pollution

April 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration on April 26 took a key step toward restoring California’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and overturn a Trump-era policy that pitted the federal government against a state seeking to eventually ban conventional gas-powered […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

House Transportation Committee chair skeptical of rail merger offers

April 23, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee panned competing efforts by two Canadian railways to acquire Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), saying the offers threaten to usher in a new round of consolidations in the rail sector. In […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Senate Funding Leader Endorses Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Concerns among some lawmakers regarding climate change and freight connectivity would be addressed by President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, the U.S. Senate’s funding leader said April 20. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of that chamber’s Appropriations Committee, pointed […]


Travel & Public Transit

Congressional members concerned about California high speed rail

April 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Twelve Republican members of the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary, expressing concern over federal funding for California’s high speed rail project. The project, a line between Los Angeles and San […]


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 […]


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, […]