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

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.
03 May 2015
Senate appropriators last year derailed Congress’ attempt to give U.S. ports the $1.2 billion for maintenance dredging and berth work — as set by the Water Resources Reform Development Act — by coming up $100 million short for fiscal year 2015.
harbor truckers at Port of Long Beach
30 Apr 2015
The picketing by independent harbor truckers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got some attention in Congress after a congresswoman on Wednesday highlighted their efforts and asked whether the federal government could come to their aid.