Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America

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Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America

Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2018): The White House today released its long-anticipated “infrastructure package” that contains funding for a wide array of infrastructure projects with significant reliance on contributions from state, local, and private sources to achieve its overall investment goals. The outline proposes a total federal funding level of $200 billion. By requiring significant…

Press Release: NARC Responds To Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NARC Contact: Anna Rosenbaum / anna@narc.org Transportation Contact: Erich Zimmermann / erich@narc.org NARC Responds To Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2018) – With today’s release of the Trump administration’s Infrastructure Plan, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) appreciates the national conversation regarding the important role the federal government plays…

What the White House Infrastructure Proposal May Contain

A document was leaked yesterday that contains an outline of what might be contained in a long-promised White House infrastructure proposal. Heavy caveats are required, as we do not know who prepared this document, who leaked it, or whether it reflects the administration’s thinking. When asked about the document, a White House spokesperson declined to…

Freight Movement: Assessing Where We Are Now and Where We Need to Go

Yesterday Mark Policinski, CEO of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments, testified in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Policinski represented OKI and the Coalition of America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, which consists of over 60 public and private organizations committed to increasing federal investment…

Tax Bill Heads to President’s Desk

A tax reform bill is headed to the president’s desk, but will not receive his signature until early January to avoid mandatory spending cuts from the PAYGO law. Waiting until January pushes the spending cuts that the bill triggers to 2019, including a $25 billion cut to Medicare among other federal programs. While some transportation-related…

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