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Trump, Chao Make Pitches to Revitalize Infrastructure

With support from Congress, critical freight routes and structurally deficient bridges would be repaired and modernized under the Trump administration’s $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure funding plan, the president and his lead transportation adviser argued last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Government

Trump Repackages Obama Council as `New' in Infrastructure Plan

Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg News

The “new council” that President Donald Trump announced on June 9 to streamline regulatory reviews for infrastructure projects isn’t actually new.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2017
Government

California Sheriff Recruits Truck Driver to Help Stop High-Speed Chase

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

With two suspected armed robbers barreling down Highway 101 into Sonoma County as the afternoon commute got underway, a hastily assembled law enforcement group had few options and little time. They came up with an unusual plan: create a roadblock with traffic in southern Healdsburg.

Randi Rossmann | The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
June 9, 2017
Government

Labor Department Rescinds Joint Employer Guidance

Adam Polák/Flickr

Guidance for holding companies responsible as joint employers for labor violations by their contractors was rescinded, the Department of Labor announced the week of June 5.

Transport Topics
June 9, 2017
Government

Trump Touts Regulatory Reforms in Infrastructure Plan

Cheriss May/Sipa USA/TNS

The environmental review process for construction projects would be streamlined under a long-term infrastructure proposal President Trump touted at the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2017
Government

Infrastructure Boost Fades in US Economic-Growth Forecasts

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President Donald Trump is stepping up the fanfare around his $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, but the plan is fast becoming a nonfactor in forecasts for U.S. economic growth.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2017
Government

FMCSA Announces Pair of Proposals to Help the Military and Driver Shortage

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on June 9 announced two proposed rules, one that would allow states to issue a commercial learner permit for up to one year, and the other a waiver that would help ease the transition for members of the military to become commercial truck and bus drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2017
Government

Senators Push Back on Trump’s Call for Selling Energy Assets

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s proposal to sell energy facilities as a way to partially back a long-term infrastructure funding plan has been met with bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2017
Government, Technology

Federal Highway Administration Partners With Inrix to Measure, Monitor, Report Health of Road Networks

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Traffic data from Inrix Inc., a Kirkland, Wash.-based global provider of car services and transportation analytics, will soon be helping to shape the federal government’s thought process on highway and driver issues.

Theo Douglas | Government Technology
June 8, 2017
Government

US No Longer Can Accept Crumbling Infrastructure, Trump Says

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Americans no longer can live with crumbling locks, dams, roads and bridges, President Donald Trump said June 8, and he outlined a plan to leverage $1 trillion in investment in U.S. infrastructure.

Mark Niquette and Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2017

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