Congress needs to restore a federal highway account headed toward insolvency to provide funding certainty across the infrastructure construction sector, the leader of a national transportation advocacy group told lawmakers July 16.
Establishing a nationwide mandate to ensure municipalities design streets with every user in mind is the essence of legislation a group of federal lawmakers introduced this month.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a White House hopeful for 2020, says the president’s preoccupation with immigration policy is taking away from negotiating an infrastructure bill. Here’s your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.
Grants totaling $477 million will be used to assist with repairs and expansions at 264 airports, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 10.
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced by voice-vote approval the nomination of Michelle Schultz for a seat on the Surface Transportation Board.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says state and local governments also would benefit from a long-term infrastructure plan. Here’s your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.
Senate surface transportation leaders will meet July 10 to examine the merits of having a long-term highway policy bill on the books.
The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled the consideration of Michelle Schultz to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board for July 10.
Responding to whether the federal fuel tax should be raised to help fund the country’s corridors, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acknowledged the funding approach garnered interest during negotiations of a comprehensive infrastructure bill.
Congressional transportation leaders are the focus of a new social media campaign designed to draw attention to infrastructure funding priorities nationwide.