Infrastructure

By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2014
In a speech at the Union Depot train station in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday, President Barack Obama again called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure as a way to spur job creation and repairing and modernizing the nation’s roads, bridges, railways, and transit systems.
By John D. Schulz · February 20, 2014
The United States is facing “a massive infrastructure deficit” that will cripple the U.S. economy and stunt the economic recovery, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has declared.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2014
President Barack Obama again stressed the importance of the role of transportation and transportation infrastructure as a key driver of the United States economy and the nation’s global competitiveness in last night’s State of the Union address.
By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2014
In the coming weeks, the Port of Los Angeles will start construction on two major roadway projects that will improve the Harbor I-110 Freeway and nearby surface streets in San Pedro and Wilmington. The work, due to begin in February and extend through fall 2016, will make the Harbor Area safer and easier for cargo drayage vehicles to navigate.
By Jeff Berman · January 15, 2014
The push for new surface transportation reauthorization was evident during a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hearing yesterday, entitled “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization.”
By John D. Schulz · January 8, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will make a major push this election year to push Congress to pass multi-year surface transportation funding programs that are due to expire at the end of the September, the nation’s top business lobbyist vowed Wednesday.
By Patrick Burnson · October 14, 2013
As the Caribbean Basin gains more attention as a logistical hub, Florida’s ports will become key business partners.
By Patrick Burnson · September 30, 2013
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the Port of Oakland called for much needed improvements in port infrastructure.
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2013
The Airforwarders Association has applauded a U.S. House committee's approval of legislation to improve America's ports and waterways.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2013
In case you did not notice, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2013 program received roughly $474 million for 52 transportation projects in 37 states.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
During a speech at the Amazon.com Chattanooga Fulfillment Center this week focused on jobs for the middle class, President Obama called for reforming the country’s corporate tax code and subsequently re-allocating the funds from transitioning from a simpler tax system for significant investment in creating middle-class jobs.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2013
During a speech made while visiting the Jacksonville Port Authority late last week, President Barack Obama again called for increased infrastructure investment as a way to drive economic growth.
By John D. Schulz · July 16, 2013
Prior to leaving town for its lengthy summer recess before returning to work on Sept 5, top Congressional representatives on an important transportation committee visited a FedEx hub and a leading intermodal port to get a feel for the importance of logistics to the overall U.S. economy.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
The United States Senate today voted by a 100-0 margin to confirm Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation.
By John D. Schulz · April 9, 2013
On the eve of President Barack Obama’s FY 2014 budget release, freight interests in the Nation’s Capital on Tuesday were telling policy leaders that it’s never too early to be thinking about the next multi-year highway bill—and, more importantly, how to pay for it.

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