Infrastructure

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November 14, 2017

Siemens eHighway Trials in California [Photos]

Siemens has begun testing a zero-emissions highway concept in California that allows trucks to use diesel engines part of the time and run on electric power supplied by overhead power lines to save fuel and reduce emissions.

November 14, 2017

Business Interests Spur Autonomous Vehicle Policy Moves in Wisconsin

A multinational electronics manufacturer is considering building a new facility near Racine, Wisconsin, that would employee 13,000 workers – provided the city has a plan to develop autonomous vehicle infrastructure in the area.

October 23, 2017

ATA's Spear Praises Trump for Championing Trucking Interests

ORLANDO – American Trucking Associations chief Chris Spear praised President Trump for his administration's work to improve trade policy, reform tax law and criticized the culture of obstruction in Washington toward trucking industry legislation during ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

September 11, 2017

2017 HDT Fact Book: Highways

HDT’s Fourth Annual Fact Book is an overview of the trucking industry by the numbers. Each of the graphs, charts, tables, and infographics are designed to offer a snapshot of the current industry and serve as a reference guide Check out the full Fact Book in the digital edition.

September 11, 2017

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

September 8, 2017

Canada Approves Ambassador Bridge Expansion on Border

Canada has issued the final permit needed for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.

August 16, 2017

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

August 13, 2017

Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

June 22, 2017

House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods.

June 9, 2017

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

June 7, 2017

Trump Sticks to Vague Infrastructure Script

In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen gives his take on the latest words on infrastructure from President Trump.

June 2, 2017

Bicyclists Were Original Advocates for Good Roads

Motorists and truckers can thank touring "wheelmen" and isolated farmers for together pressuring lawmakers to improve primitive dirt byways, notes Tom Berg in the Trailer Talk blog.

May 31, 2017

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

May 18, 2017

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

May 18, 2017

Eisenhower and the Interstate

Because of his personal experiences as both a lowly Army officer and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, Dwight Eisenhower understood the importance of a modern highway system better than any other leader of his time. Part 2 in a series.

May 15, 2017

Third Annual Infrastructure Week Kicks Off

Infrastructure Week is an industry-wide image and education movement, featuring a series of events, education, and advocacy efforts with the goal of improving our nation's infrastructure.

May 5, 2017

U.S. Mayors Push For Infrastructure Task Force

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has formed a task force on infrastructure aimed at working with President Trump and Congress to develop and pass a major infrastructure package. The task force will be headed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

April 28, 2017

Talking Trucking at the White House

So what was it like getting to park a couple of semi trucks on the White House Lawn and shake hands with the president of the United States? Deborah Lockridge shares some of ATA Chairman Kevin Burch's comments in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 24, 2017

The Future of Tolling in America

Regardless of what happens to improve infrastructure at the federal level, state and local governments are increasingly taking steps to improve roads and bridges through tolling.

April 14, 2017

America’s 'Check Engine Light' is On, Says New Film About Failing Infrastructure

America’s roads and bridges aren’t far from failing. And when that happens, the country will have about five days of normalcy before the trucks stop rolling and chaos ensues, says filmmaker Jennifer Clymer.

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