Topics: infrastructure

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes Asset Recycling and Tolls to Pay for Infrastructure

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued a statement to media June 18 opposing asset recycling and tolls as a means of funding infrastructure after media reports contained leaked draft documents speculated to be the funding principles of the infrastructure legislation being negotiated between a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House. More

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

President Biden on March 31 released the first phase of his “Build Back Better” proposal, the “American Jobs Plan,” focusing on the infrastructure components of the White House’s recovery efforts as well as addressing climate change and job creation. The package includes $2.3 trillion in spending over eight years with a $621 billion investment in transportation and the resiliency of our infrastructure. Specifically, the proposal provides $115 billion for bridge, highway, and road investments. More

Biden Administration Pivots to Infrastructure Members Only Join or Login

The Biden Administration and congressional Democrats are beginning to pivot to their next legislative priority: infrastructure. The Administration's strategic and substantive thinking is starting to leak out and it is quite ambitious. More

Fuel Retailers, Travel Plazas and Truckstops Oppose Moving Forward Act Ahead of House Vote

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) urged Members of Congress to oppose the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, ahead of today’s House vote. The legislation includes a focus on climate change policies but includes provisions that will discourage private businesses from investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and stifle the market’s transition to electric vehicles. More

NATSO Joins 70 Groups in Urging Administration to Advance Infrastructure Investment

NATSO Joins 70 Groups in Urging Administration to Advance Infrastructure Investment

NATSO joined 70 other trade organizations in urging President Trump to make federal infrastructure investment a top priority in coming months. More

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

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Rep. DeFazio to Focus on Transportation Reauthorization After Infrastructure Talks Fall Apart

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) plans to pursue a surface transportation reauthorization as well as individual pieces of infrastructure legislation after infrastructure talks between Democratic Leadership and the White House broke down on May 22. More

Rep. Blumenauer to Introduce Bill to Increase Motor Fuels Taxes

One day before President Donald Trump and Democratic Congressional leaders are scheduled to discuss ways to pay for a 2$ trillion infrastructure plan, Rep. Earl Blumenauer plans to introduce a bill to increase the motor fuels tax by 5 cents a year for the next five years and indexing it to inflation. More

White House Meeting on Infrastructure Reignites Debate Over Pay-Fors

The meeting between Congressional Democrats and the White House on the potential for a $2 trillion infrastructure deal earlier this week reignited bipartisan arguments over just how to pay for an infrastructure measure – further calling into question the viability of anything moving forward in the near term. More

House Leaders Reserve Floor Time for Infrastructure

As the House Ways and Means Committee prepares to hold its March 6 hearing examining the nation’s infrastructure, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said that House leadership has reserved floor time for an infrastructure bill with a target of late spring. More

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