US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

21 Nov 2014
U.S. retailers today expressed their disappointment that coastwide U.S. West Coast port labor talks won’t begin until early December and reiterated their call for President Obama to get involved.
10 Jan 2014
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., today reintroduced legislation that would create a competitive grant program for freight projects by charging shippers a user fee on cargo transported within the United States.
08 Jan 2014
As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares to expand its rulebook in 2014, others are scrutinizing the agency’s playbook.
U.S. Capitol at night
06 Jan 2014
The need for U.S. lawmakers to match their calls for increased infrastructure spending with action has never been so grave. There are few signs, however, of bold leadership willing to make unpopular political decisions so shippers and transportation providers can move goods on the nations’ network more efficiently. Congress and the Obama administration have balked at raising fuel taxes, the most straightforward method of boosting funding, transportation proponents argue.
12 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Merchant Marine would take another hit if the proposed bipartisan federal budget deal is passed with language that would stop reimbursing agencies for the additional cost of shipping food aid on U.S.-flag vessels.
U.S. Capitol in winter
11 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — Congress is unlikely to send a long-delayed major water resources bill to President Obama by year end, but shippers and transportation providers can expect action in early 2014.
09 Dec 2013
The G6 Alliance laid out an aggressive blueprint for expanding in the U.S. market, saying it could establish a joint operations center similar to the P3 alliance and could jointly negotiate for terminal space, shipbuilding, as well as barge, transshipment and other services.
04 Dec 2013
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., this week introduced a bill that would double the federal gas tax and another to push the federal government to look further into raising highway construction funds on the basis of how far trucks travel.