5 Cabinet Secretaries Stump for Infrastructure Plan on Capitol Hill

The officials appeared before a Senate committee. Finding money for President Trump's public works plan remains a sticking point.

Senator Casts Doubt on Chances for New Infrastructure Grant Programs

Nebraska's Deb Fischer, who chairs a Senate transportation subcommittee, made her remarks as the Trump administration is stumping for three new, major public works grant initiatives.

City Leaders Prepare for an Infrastructure Lobbying Push

The effort will take place this week as part of the National League of Cities 2018 Congressional City Conference.

U.S. DOT Announces TIGER Grants Totaling Nearly $500 Million

The White House has called for axing the grant program in each of the two budget plans it has sent to Congress.

Paul Ryan Says House Infrastructure Action Will Happen in 'Stages'

The House speaker's remarks come one day after he ruled out the idea of raising the gas tax.

House Panel Chairman: Stop the 'Shotgun' Approach to Infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who leads a House infrastructure subcommittee, explained to Route Fifty why he's not quite ready to talk about raising new revenues for public works.

5G Preemption Is Coming

The streamlined broadband deployment the FCC is contemplating will lessen local control without making rural build-outs more likely.

Gas Tax Hike in an Election Year? It'll Be a Tough Sell in Congress

Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.

Has Trump Intervened to Kill Gateway Funding? Chao: 'Yes!'

The multi-billion dollar project features a rail tunnel in and out of Manhattan and is a priority in the New York City region. It's getting fresh attention as Congress works on a major spending bill.

‘Desperate’ Illinois City Looks to Sell Assets After Big Pension Surprise

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U.S. DOT Official: Gas Tax Debate Could Jam Up Infrastructure Talks

"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.

County Leaders Not Giving Up Fight on Exemption Nixed in Tax Overhaul

They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.

Raleigh’s Long-Awaited New 'Front Door' Is Nearly Complete

A new multi-modal transportation hub has sparked mixed-use development and fueled neighborhood revitalization in North Carolina's capital city.

Congress Kicks Off Discussions About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.

Highway Trust Fund Casts Shadow Over Infrastructure Debate

Meanwhile, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster says the "lame duck" session after this year's election could provide a window to pass a public works package.

233 Mayors Object to EPA's Proposal to Scrap Clean Power Plan

The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."

Iowa’s Costly Tunnels Cause Ongoing Headache for State

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Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.