The president continues to highlight the need for significant investments in infrastructure that will modernize our eroding transportation system, create jobs and boost the economy. Talking about top-line numbers – like $1 trillion – may feel aspirational, but high-profile speeches at themed events aren’t enough. The types of investments that will create good jobs and […]
While the political partisan divide gets a lot of attention these days — and rightfully so — a group of lawmakers has proven that coming together for a common goal may not be such a difficult concept to grasp. Last week, more than 250 Members of Congress from across the political spectrum recently urged the […]
Since the days of the Revolutionary War, civilian mariners and port workers have played a critical role in keeping our country safe and secure and our economy strong. Their work is difficult, dangerous and underappreciated, yet these men and women — backed by strong unions — have always risen to the occasion. Today, National Maritime […]
While fierce partisanship in Washington is alive and well, an opening still exists for action on a serious plan to modernize our transportation infrastructure. No, I am not drinking Kool-Aid — we have a President who continues to talk about “going big” on a $1 trillion plan. Many in Congress are saying infrastructure investment is […]
The rapid acceleration of new and automated technology will fundamentally change the way our economy functions and moves. This technology could reshape the very nature of our transportation system, and, in turn, place millions of good jobs at risk.
While public transit continues to be a lifeline for millions of Americans, too many transit agencies nationwide are failing with upkeep and modernization efforts and thus experiencing system failures. That isn’t just my opinion — the American Society of Civil Engineers gave transit a grade of D- in their 2017 report card. The demand for public transit […]
As President Trump has called for new investments in our infrastructure, he has routinely criticized our nation’s passenger rail system, lamenting America’s lack of ‘fast trains’. There is no denying that America should have more frequent and faster train service. But those fast trains will not just show up at the station. They will emerge […]
The infrastructure report card released today by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) underscores the urgent need for robust, long-term investments in our nation’s infrastructure. America’s overall infrastructure GPA? D+ Our nation’s transportation infrastructure is in especially troubling shape. Our nation’s roads and aviation system received D grades, while our ports and bridges received […]