US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

29 Jun 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said Monday that bills before Congress seeking to avoid lengthy negotiations marked by slowdowns and employer retaliation that recently plagued West Coast ports aren’t the answer.
23 Jun 2015
A bipartisan committee in the U.S. Senate has unveiled a new six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that includes more than a quarter-trillion dollars in infrastructure investment and designated funding for freight corridors.
16 Jun 2015
The U.S. government needs to take on sweeping reforms and new national policies if it intends to address the mounting congestion at the nation’s major port cities, the Brookings Institution said in a pair of new reports released today.
transportation project
10 Jun 2015
U.S. freight infrastructure advocates are urging Congress not to let the TIGER grant program be reduced from a roar to a meow.
10 Jun 2015
U.S.-flag interests are supporting a congressional effort to increase annual government payments for the 60 commercial ships covered under the Maritime Security Program.
10 Jun 2015
The trucking lobby heartily approved a House spending bill that would allow 33-foot pup trailers in double-trailer combinations and restrict the government's ability to reintroduce tougher truck driver regulations. But those provisions face a long, uphill battle as the Obama administration and Democrats spar with Republicans over federal spending limits.
02 Jun 2015
The Obama administration opposes cuts to TIGER grants, housing programs and longer pup trailer limits in the House transportation and housing appropriations bill.
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.
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.
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.