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Impact & Regulations

USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

November 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure. The Department of Transportation and the White House outlined guidance to assist stakeholders seeking to enhance workforce programs. The administration’s efforts, announced this month, are […]


Travel & Public Transit

Industry Groups Urge White House to Intercede on Rail Talks

October 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A coalition of 322 organizations that relies on the nation’s Class I freight railroads wrote a letter to President Joe Biden Oct. 27, urging the White House and administration officials to continue to seek a settlement in the increasingly bitter […]


Shipping

White House Won’t Yet Step Into Rail, Port Talks

July 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The White House is monitoring labor talks in the logistics industry as unions representing 115,000 rail workers and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers negotiate fresh contracts, but won’t get directly involved in either bargaining process now, its supply chain envoy said. […]


Shipping

At White House, Biden Touts Trucking’s Workforce Program

April 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Standing alongside three Class 8 trucks parked outside the White House, President Joe Biden described a federal apprenticeship program designed to accelerate commercial driver license training as a “key ingredient” to boosting recruitment efforts in trucking. Biden, during an April […]


Infrastructure

White House Still Pushing Social Infrastructure Policies, Buttigieg Says

January 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden conceded during a recent press conference that a key aspect of his domestic agenda would not proceed on Capitol Hill in its current version. The nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better Act lacks the requisite support to […]


Impact & Regulations

White House to Unveil Plan to Recruit Truck Drivers

December 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden Administration is launching a multifaceted program in partnership with industry that aims to expand recruiting efforts in trucking through various efforts, and elevate the appeal of what one senior administration official described as “well-paying, solid careers.” The Biden-Harris […]


Impact & Regulations

Truckers Must Be Vaccinated to Enter US Starting in January

November 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration is planning to announce. A senior administration official said […]


Infrastructure

Biden-Manchin Meeting Makes ‘Progress’ in Bid to Break Deadlock

October 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The White House said President Joe Biden made progress on his big tax-and-spending plan in a meeting with key moderate Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, though further talks among staffers will be needed. The rare Sunday meeting, […]


Infrastructure

Biden White House Proposes NEPA Guidance Updates

October 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A proposal to restore certain environmental review guidelines for infrastructure projects that were modified by the Trump administration was announced by the Biden White House. In a proposed rule issued this month by the Council on Environmental Quality, agencies would […]


Impact & Regulations

EPA Rebuffed Warnings Auto Emissions Plan Was Too Weak

August 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

White House and other administration officials told the Environmental Protection Agency that its industry-backed plan for tightening auto emissions limits was too lax, but the agency rebuffed those warnings and released the proposal with provisions that could lessen its bite. […]


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

What’s the tea on infrastructure funding?

February 22, 2021

Via: Politico

The White House says its attention is squarely on Covid relief, but talk in Washington is slowly but surely starting to shift to infrastructure. Last week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that “probably tax increases” would be used to pay […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Seeks Survey for Beyond Compliance Program

August 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Federal trucking regulators are seeking White House approval to study the effectiveness of various technologies, programs and policies with a goal of allowing the agency to recognize and reward motor carriers that exceed regulatory safety requirements. In an Aug. 17 […]


Impact & Regulations

Congress considers DOT funding, transportation relief

July 27, 2020

Via: Politico

Congress will be put to the test this week, with the Senate plugging away on a next coronavirus bill and the House aiming to finish its appropriations process. In the upper chamber: Negotiations are dragging on between Senate Republicans and […]


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 […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Could TSA do temperature checks at airports?

May 15, 2020

Via: Politico

With airlines and the White House pushing for the agency to start conducting passenger temperature screenings, there are concerns on the Hill that it may not have the legal authority, our team scooped Thursday. A House Homeland Security aide told […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Thank Truckers at White House

April 16, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump has scheduled time at the White House today to commend America’s truckers for their dedication while serving as essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The event is planned for the South Lawn tentatively […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure response to coronavirus full steam ahead

April 1, 2020

Via: Politico

There’s now a full-throated push on from the White House to include infrastructure in the next round of coronavirus legislation. Here’s the presidential proclamation, by way of tweet: “With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is […]


Impact & Regulations

Administration’s airline plan meets resistance on Capitol Hill

March 18, 2020

Via: Politico

The White House took its $850 billion proposal for a coronavirus stimulus, which includes $50 billion for the airline industry, to Capitol Hill and was met with resistance from both sides of the aisle. Several Senate Republicans said they don’t […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

No airline bailout on the radar

March 5, 2020

Via: Politico

President Donald Trump, while meeting with airline CEOs at the White House on Wednesday, said the industry had not brought up the issue of government financial assistance. “I don’t want you to give them any ideas. We haven’t discussed that […]