Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Planning Board Wants Virginia to Study Tax Based on Miles Driven

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With the rise of electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles, the state Virginia association of metropolitan planners is asking state Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine to take a look at a new way to pay for roads.

Jordan Pascale | The Virginian-Pilot
May 18, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Paying at the Pump for Infrastructure

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao kicked off Infrastructure Week with the hopeful message that the Trump Administration is keeping its options open for ways to pay for its planned 10-year, $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. But that message — and, perhaps, the very goal of the weeklong initiative itself — was somewhat offset by the reality that U.S. lawmakers likely won’t get anything done on infrastructure this year.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2018

Editorial: Infrastructure Week and the Work Ahead

It’s Infrastructure Week, the annual spotlight on the nation’s roads and bridges. During a week’s worth of discussion, a lot will be said about the need to update and repair existing infrastructure as well as build from scratch what will be needed to carry transportation into the future.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Unlikely This Year, White House Says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Just days before prominent infrastructure stakeholders kick off a campaign to promote regional and local highway construction needs, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that President Donald Trump’s massive infrastructure package is unlikely to advance this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2018
Business, Logistics

Trump Infrastructure Plan Ailing, but Not Dead, in Senate

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A water resources bill under consideration in the Senate appears to reject the White House’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, but top Republicans say parts of the Trump proposal eventually may make it into the legislation later this month.

David Schultz | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Additional $125 Billion for N.Y. Infrastructure

JFK airport A sign at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 8 that an additional $125 billion will go toward infrastructure investment over the next five years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 7: Little Bills

Kevin Hassett Hassett via C-Span

The art of the deal under the Trump administration is taking us from the promise of having a huge infrastructure package to asking us to settle for smaller, tinier measures. Essentially, you get what you can.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Hope to Ride a Gas-Tax Repeal to Victory

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In a Central Valley, Calif., barn decked out in red, white and blue, dairyman and state Senate candidate Johnny Tacherra drew cheers from a crowd of fellow farmers when he said he opposes the California Legislature’s hike on gas taxes and vehicle fees.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2018
Government, Business

Experts Recommend Composite Materials to Fulfill Infrastructure Needs

GangaRao GangaRao (Committee on Science, Space and Tech via YouTube)

Using composite materials in construction could help offset the country’s multi-trillion dollar infrastructure deficit, according to various engineering experts who testified April 18 before a House subcommittee on research and technology.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Business

Mississippi House Speaker Proposes Diversions, Tax Swap to Fund Infrastructure

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn Speaker Gunn, whose plan would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years. (Mississippi Legislature)

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn presented an infrastructure funding plan April 12 that would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018