US Transportation Policy

16 Sep 2016
The US Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the Water Resources Development Act, setting up final passage for the legislation.
22 Nov 2015
Transportation stakeholders received something to celebrate this year as 44 percent of the new $500 million round of the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program went to projects dedicated to moving freight.
05 Nov 2015
A year after acrimonious labor negotiations snarled traffic at U.S. West Coast ports, lawmakers have unveiled draft legislation that could trigger federal intervention to head off future slowdowns.
05 Nov 2015
U.S. lawmakers took a serious step closer to a multi-year highway funding bill Thursday after the House of Representatives passed a six-year, $325 billion bill.
29 Oct 2015
U.S. infrastructure projects focused on improving freight movement got more backing from the federal government in the latest round of a popular grant program.
05 Oct 2015
U.S. lawmakers may have avoided a government shutdown last week, but the temporary funding bill that bought Congress 10 more weeks has left important port construction projects and ports’ access to federal grants in peril, according to the top U.S. port lobby.
28 Sep 2015
U.S.-flag requirements raised shipping costs of taxpayer-funded international food aid by 23 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to a government report that provides fresh ammunition to critics of U.S. cargo preference laws.
30 Jul 2015
U.S. lawmakers have cornered themselves into another stopgap measure to fund the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.
21 Jul 2015
The U.S. Maritime Administration expects by late summer or early fall to seek public comments for its proposed national maritime strategy, which has been a top goal of Marad Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen.
21 Jul 2015
The U.S. Senate Tuesday failed to move forward with legislation that would have authorized funding for American roads and infrastructure for another six years, after Democrats said they hadn’t had enough time to review the bill.
16 Jul 2015
A U.S. Senate committee Wednesday voted to send new legislation requiring U.S. ports to provide monthly productivity reports to the federal government to the Senate floor.
16 Jul 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an $8 billion measure to extend federal highway funding through the end of the year. It’s enough time, Republicans say, to find a long-term for the Highway Trust Fund’s chronic shortfalls.