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Louisiana Transportation Revamp Wins Final Legislative Approval, but Critics Say it Ensures Political Projects

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Despite charges that it will spawn politically driven road and bridge projects, the Louisiana House gave final approval to a bill aimed at improving voter confidence in transportation spending.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
June 8, 2017
Government

Trump's Actual Infrastructure Plan to Be Unveiled Before Autumn, Secretary Chao Says

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would reflect President Donald Trump’s vision for repairing and modernizing the country’s transportation network will likely be unveiled sometime between July and September, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said June 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Government

Port of L.A. Approves $1.17 Billion Budget to Help Terminals Better Handle Trucks, Ships

Nick Souza

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $1.17 billion budget to cover infrastructure improvements and reduce the wait time truckers face when doing business at the largest port in North America.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Government

Trump to Outline Infrastructure Plan That Includes Rural Funding

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President Donald Trump will outline his vision on June 7 for an infrastructure plan that includes federal grants to rural areas as well as to states and localities to create additional funding for projects, according to a preview of the speech provided by the White House.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2017
Government

Is Trump's Private-Investment Push Enough to Fix Infrastructure?

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's trip to Cincinnati on June 7 to highlight the nation's infrastructure needs echoes President Barack Obama's 2011 visit to the city's Brent Spence Bridge.

Jessica Wehrman | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
June 7, 2017
Government

Mexico Open to ‘Rebalancing’ Trade Amid US NAFTA Overhaul

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Mexico would accept some “rebalancing” of its trade surplus with the United States as part of a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, as long as that doesn’t lead to tariffs or other restrictions, said Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo.

Andrew Mayeda and Nacha Cattan | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2017
Government

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Program for Split Sleeper Berth

Federal regulators are proposing to review whether to allow certain truckers to have temporary relief from sleeper berth regulation.

Transport Topics
June 6, 2017
Government

Rest of the World Already Builds Infrastructure the Way Trump Envisions

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Tapping private money to rebuild America’s decrepit infrastructure, the linchpin of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion vision, would be a no-brainer in large parts of the world.

Matthew Campbell and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2017
Government, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 6: Trump's Infrastructure Week

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

While the nation recognized Infrastructure Week in May, President Donald Trump is embarking on his own sprint this week to push his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Goes Into Effect

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

An entry-level driver training rule for truck drivers went into effect June 5 after it had been delayed multiple times.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2017

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