Transportation Policy

Transportation Policy

Commentary

From transportation to communications and technology infrastructure, investments in building, maintaining and upgrading the systems that keep the U.S. economy moving are vital to long-term success. Although the United States’ physical infrastructure is impressive, it’s aging. Investing in maintenance and expansion is critical.

News & Analysis

28 May 2015
An ambitious plan to rebuild Rhode Island's crumbling bridges using up to $700 million in truck tolls came under fire by the American Trucking Associations, which wants to stop the smallest state in the U.S. from setting a big precedent.
26 May 2015
When a routine maintenance dredging project at two key navigation spots on the Snake River in America’s Pacific Northwest finished in February, it was a welcome sign for commercial users of the waterway, part of the Columbia River system. But mixed messages from Washington on funding for other projects have shippers and transportation providers uneasy.
23 May 2015
The two-month extension of legislation authorizing the Highway Trust Fund to continue supporting infrastructure projects across the country is a patch, not a fix, to much-needed highway and transit development, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
21 May 2015
The U.S. Congress moved closer to hitting port funding goals set last year after a Senate committee this week passed a bill that would send $1.25 billion to ports in fiscal 2016.
road work
21 May 2015
The U.S. Senate now has just more than a day to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund before the money that maintains America’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure runs out.
13 May 2015
India's federal government awarded 10 new public-private partnership port development contracts in fiscal year 2014-15, which ended in March.
bulk ship and tug on Mississippi River
13 May 2015
U.S. ports on the lower Mississippi River cannot yet accommodate Capesize vessels, but the Obama administration is taking steps to see that they can.
11 May 2015
After more than 18 months of delays, the much heralded first phase of Brazil’s more than Reais 10 billion ($3.36 billion) port concession program received the go-ahead to proceed from the Tribunal de Contas da Uniao.
08 May 2015
Pressure is building on Congress and federal maritime regulators to more aggressively address the high demurrage and detention fees shippers are being hit with as a result of port congestion.
05 May 2015
U.S. lawmakers won’t likely pass a long-term highway bill before the June deadline, but when they do, shippers and transportation providers should expect the nation’s freight network to get added attention.