March 4, 2014 - Industry News
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.
Tags: Legislation, U.S. House of Representatives, Freight, Ports, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Port Trucking
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
Congress is getting to work on the next highway bill. At its opening hearing on reauthorization on Jan. 14, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard urgent calls for a bipartisan approach to sustainable funding, a multi-year program and federal leadership.
Tags: Congress, Caterpillar, National Transportation Safety Board, Intermodal, highway funding, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Multimodal, The Partnership to Build America Act
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
A congressional panel is recommending a comprehensive, multimodal approach to freight transportation with robust, sustainable funding from public and private sources. The bipartisan Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation unanimously backs more spending on freight infrastructure – but does not take a position on where the money should come from.
Tags: infrastructure, Government, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster
October 14, 2013 - Industry News
The House panel studying freight transportation saved the toughest for last: how to pay for it. It was a sign of the enduring paralysis over funding that the panel had Jack Schenendorf and Robert Atkinson as witnesses in its final hearing last week.
Tags: Taxes, Congress, highway funding, U.S. House of Representatives, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
At a hearing on the Highway Trust Fund Tuesday it was clear that the key House transportation committee has some distance to go before it can achieve consensus on how the fund could be made whole, or even if it should be preserved.
Tags: highway funding, Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, infrastructure, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
A Congressional panel will hold a hearing in Southern California on Thursday to examine how the region’s unique transportation challenges impact the movement of freight throughout the entire nation.
Tags: Freight, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, California
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