While the new bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by Congress will result in long-term improvements at the nation’s ports, where backlogs of intermodal containers have been a focus of the supply-chain problems that have plagued the country and the globe, near-term efforts from the federal government are still continuing.
November 10, 2021
What's in the newly passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for trucking?
November 8, 2021
The Senate’s enormous infrastructure bill must still make it through the House.
August 18, 2021
After months of negotiation, the U.S. Senate Aug. 10 passed a bipartisan, $1 trillion infrastructure bill. What's in it for trucking? What happens next?
August 10, 2021
Some key stakeholders seek changes before Senate takes up highway bill passed by the House.
July 19, 2021
The House passed a five-year highway bill, but there's still a long way to go before there's a real agreement on infrastructure funding on Capitol Hill.
July 1, 2021
In what’s become something of a tradition in Washington, rather than rolling up the proverbial sleeves to hammer out a better way to finance the Highway Trust Fund, Congress took the easy way out.
June 22, 2021
Will the shutdown the Hernando De Soto bridge be a wake-up call to support the nation's infrastructure? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge thinks it is way beyond time for politicians in Washington to come together and fix this problem.
June 21, 2021
If the measure is approved by the Connecticut governor as expected, beginning in January 2022 the state will collect fees from trucks weighing 26,000 pounds or more.
June 9, 2021
Revenue options are being considered to help fund President Biden's infrastructure plan. One idea that has been floated is a vehicle miles traveled tax to raise revenue for the shrinking Highway Trust Fund.
March 30, 2021
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure found that roads in the U.S. were frequently underfunded.
March 4, 2021
Tractor-trailers would be taxed based on the trucks weight and the miles traveled within Connecticut, if the state governor gets his way.
February 16, 2021
With a new presidential administration pushing for a sweeping new infrastructure program, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says it’s time to ask the question: Has the fuel tax outlived its usefulness as a highway-funding mechanism?
February 11, 2021
The Senate on Feb. 2 approved Pete Buttigieg as the nation’s 19th U.S. transportation secretary.
February 2, 2021
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