A day before his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the country’s transportation policy affairs championed a pandemic aid package that includes funds for transit systems.
Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, has committed to turn the slogan Build Back Better into reality. Here’s your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.
The incoming administration is calling on Congress to approve emergency aid for transportation programs as part of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.
By July 4, Congress should pass comprehensive legislation that rehabilitates highway programs, modernizes freight corridors and tackles climate change concerns, nearly 200 stakeholders said in a message to federal lawmakers.
A number of lawmakers and transportation stakeholders express optimism about the potential for advancing various infrastructure funding initiatives this year.
Approving comprehensive legislation aimed at upgrading the country’s infrastructure systems is a way for the incoming Biden administration to stimulate an economy hard-hit by the pandemic, the leader of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.
Failure to invest in long-term infrastructure upgrades will likely result in trillions of dollars in lost business productivity, ASCE said in a new report.
The country’s freight and passenger railways are operating with automatic braking system technology, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
A new report chronicling infrastructure concerns around the country will be unveiled Jan. 12, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently announced.
Lawmakers are working to shift attention from the contentious battle for the White House to legislative issues now that Congress has certified President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory, and the outcomes of two Senate runoff elections in Geo…