The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president, coupled with the Senate majority returning to Democratic control upon the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, not only notched many historic “firsts,” but also instantly rewrote the calculus of policymaking and power-brokering on Capitol Hill.
January 27, 2021
The American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association presented their own takes on what trucking needs from Congress during a Senate subcommittee hearing.
February 5, 2020
New bill would authorize $287 billion over five years, with that total marking an increase of over 27% from levels of the FAST Act highway bill.
July 29, 2019
A bill that would raise the federal cap on private activity bonds for surface-transportation and freight-improvement projects has been rolled out to the House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
May 8, 2019
In his State of the Union address, President Trump again said he wants America’s infrastructure revamped and implied that Congress still does, too – but he offered no new details on how to go about it.
February 6, 2019
A congressionally mandated report finds the future of the Interstate Highway System so at risk that it recommends that drastic action should be taken over a period of years-- including hiking federal fuel taxes and allowing tolling and per-mile-charges on more interstate routes.
December 6, 2018
It’s a bumpy ride in the city – and getting bumpier, according to a new report on the deteriorating state of America’s urban roads.
October 22, 2018
The “discussion draft” of a wide-ranging infrastructure plan just released by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster is receiving a warm welcome from stakeholder groups, but there’s no guarantee it will be hammered into law.
July 24, 2018
Rhode Island’s controversial truck-tolling plan is now the target of a federal lawsuit filed by the American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers.
July 10, 2018
The Department of Transportation has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.
June 6, 2018
Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.
February 13, 2018
Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.
February 12, 2018
Reaction by highway stakeholder groups to President Trump’s State of the Union remarks on investing in infrastructure seem to be informed as much by earlier information on his spending proposal as by anything he said in his Jan. 30 address to Congress.
January 31, 2018
President Trump has upped the ante by requesting Congress to craft a bipartisan bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion to invest in infrastructure.
January 31, 2018
UPDATED A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-promised infrastructure plan, obtained and published on Jan. 22, is arguably most compelling for what it leaves out: Any talk of boosting federal fuel taxes.
January 22, 2018