January 31, 2017

WASHINGTON - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been approved by a Senate committee to serve as energy secretary in the Trump administration, The Associated Press reports.

Perry, most known for serving as governor of Texas for 15 years and running for president in 2012 and 2016, cast himself as an advocate for a range of energ...

January 31, 2017

The Maritime Administration (MARAD), in partnership with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, Transportation, and Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and maritime industry stakeholders, has announced the launch of the new U.S. Maritime Advisory System, which establishes a single federal process to expediti...

January 31, 2017

Executive action roundup

Need a refresher? In the 10 days since President Donald Trump was sworn in, he has signed executive actions to alter federal policies on trade, immigration, energy, healthcare, abortion, lobbying, federal employment, and the organization of the National Security Council.

The executive actions taken by...

January 30, 2017

Tolls have been a fact of life in Indiana for at least 60 years, but state Rep. Edmond Soliday thinks there will have to be more of them if the state wants to keep its roads in good shape.

Soliday, a Republican who chairs his chamber’s transportation committee, said the most expensive part of the state’s transportation netwo...

State and local governments are eager to find ways to address the infrastructure deficit. While both the Obama administration and the incoming Trump White House have promoted a greater use of public-private partnerships (P3s), government officials are well advised to bring rigorous analysis and staff expertise to the negoti...

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - (KBTX) A high speed rail project between Houston and Dallas is getting national attention after it was listed as a priority to President Trump.

College Station's City Council wanted to know more about the rail line.

Questions continue to surface about the future of a high speed train that would pass th...

President Donald Trump is warming to a congressional Republican proposal that would replace the U.S. corporate income tax with a levy on companies’ imports and domestic sales, even though he had recently criticized the idea as too complicated, a senior administration official said.

The Republican proposal, which enjoys broad...

January 30, 2017

The seven-year-old Hammonia Grenada, delivered in 2010, has taken pole position as the youngest container ship ever sold for scrap. The previous record-holder, the Panamax Rickmers India, was delivered in 2009 and sold to shipbreakers last month. A brokerage data firm reported a sale price for the Grenada of $315 per LDT, o...

January 30, 2017

House lawmakers next week will begin exploring ways to revitalize the nation’s crumbling infrastructure with the promise of a massive legislative package on the horizon.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its first hearing in the new Congress on Wednesday in an effort to hear input from busines...

January 30, 2017

President Trump issued an executive order Jan. 24 that empowers his White House Council on Environmental Quality chief to decide which infrastructure projects can be designated "high priority," and then coordinate deadlines with federal agencies in an effort to speed up processing of those projects.

While that new policy dir...

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