Infrastructure

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.
By Patrick Burnson · March 11, 2013
Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its eleventh semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2013.
By John Schulz · January 29, 2013
During his term as DOT Secretary, LaHood was very active on the transportation infrastructure and freight fronts.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2013
Entitled “Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future,” the report takes a deep dive into the economic consequences of continued underinvestment in the country’s infrastructure along with providing an overall picture of the economic opportunity related to infrastructure investment and the cost of failing to fill the investment gap.
By John D. Schulz · January 11, 2013
The nation faces a balancing act between the need to spend more on infrastructure while finally addressing the ballooning national debt, which the nation’s top business lobbyist calls the biggest single threat to the U.S. economic future.
By John A. Gentle · December 1, 2012
Let’s compare notes: Here’s what my colleagues and I saw this year in logistics and transportation management and what we expect next year—along with some suggested actions on important issues.
By Patrick Burnson · November 29, 2012
As winter approaches, the nation’s supply chain infrastructure will continue to become damaged from seasonal elements such as freezing rain, sleet and snow.
By John Schulz · November 29, 2012
In a widely expected move, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named to the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress by the House Republican Conference.
By Patrick Burnson · November 28, 2012
The strike initiated yesterday by more than 70 International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") against APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles is entering a new stage of arbitration. Meanwhile, operations remain stymied.
By Patrick Burnson · November 27, 2012
While many U.S. West Coast ports have been benefitting from overseas demand for raw materials, even some of the largest East Coast ocean cargo gateways are seizing the opportunity
By Patrick Burnson · November 27, 2012
The Port of Vancouver USA – the third largest port in the State of Washington – has been investing heavily in its infrastructure in anticipation of surging U.S. exports.

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