Articles tagged “infrastructure”

Australia Wants to Help Bankroll Trump’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Australia Wants to Help Bankroll Trump’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Brett Foley and Jason Scott, Bloomberg

Trump is determined to push much of the infrastructure funding responsibility off the federal government. Since when are roads, bridges, and airports no longer public assets?

3 days ago

Trump Wants to Sell Reagan National and Washington Dulles Airports

Trump Wants to Sell Reagan National and Washington Dulles Airports

Melissa Mittelman, Bloomberg

President Trump's plans often seem to fizzle, so there's probably no use in getting all worked up over a blueprint. But it seems odd the government would want to sell prized assets to private businesses.

2 weeks ago

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Clears Way for Private Sector Investment

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Clears Way for Private Sector Investment

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

The Trump administration is now on its third "Infrastructure Week" in a year's time. It is still figuring out how to push through a plan that essentially sells off infrastructure projects to private companies.

2 weeks ago

Next Congressional Showdown Will Feature Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Next Congressional Showdown Will Feature Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Infrastructure investment is next on the docket after a year of unfulfilled promises from the Trump Administration. It's doubtful that congressional Democrats will buy into a plan that calls for states and local governments to invest heavily in these improvements.

4 weeks ago

House Transportation Committee Chairman to Retire After Infrastructure Push

House Transportation Committee Chairman to Retire After Infrastructure Push

Anna Edgerton, Bloomberg

This year U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster will step down as House transportation committee chairman. He has been unable to achieve many industry goals, such as the privatization of U.S. air traffic control.

2 months ago

Amtrak Accident Leads to Trump Call for Infrastructure Improvements

Amtrak Accident Leads to Trump Call for Infrastructure Improvements

Joshua Gallu, Bloomberg

It's a relief to see the president push for legislation that actually makes sense and that would benefit the travel industry. But if the U.S. tax bill passes this week, it will be more difficult to find the funding for such a massive infrastructure investment project.

2 months ago

Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Is there anything this leader can't not do? This is basic stuff that improves commerce, movement, and travel, and gives a ton of people jobs in the process. It's not a hard win if you're competent and have a vision.

5 months ago

Trump Plan to Improve U.S. Infrastructure Is Going Nowhere for Now

Trump Plan to Improve U.S. Infrastructure Is Going Nowhere for Now

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A plan to invest in U.S. infrastructure was supposed to be a slam dunk for the Trump administration. Yet even with an experienced political operator such as the Secretary of Transportation, it's now unclear whether any robust plan will ever come to fruition.

6 months ago

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A private air traffic control system isn't dangerous or untested; many countries around the world use them. Until more details are known about what it will take to implement and operate this new system in the U.S., however, you should remain skeptical about the transformative prospects of such a change.

9 months ago

Trump’s U.S. Budget Proposal Has $200 Billion for Transport and Infrastructure

Trump’s U.S. Budget Proposal Has $200 Billion for Transport and Infrastructure

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, when politicians get in trouble they don't plan very well and tend to throw money at problems. America's infrastructure needs some strategic thinking.

9 months ago

Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

Scott Deveau and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Selling a stake to a company that knows how to run an airport well has worked in multiple other markets.

10 months ago

Amtrak CEO Says New York Rail Troubles Will Worsen Without More Funding

Amtrak CEO Says New York Rail Troubles Will Worsen Without More Funding

Elise Young and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Travelers to New York depend on trains -- safety issues and chronic delays must be addressed before tackling the aesthetic horror that is Penn Station. Hopefully Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan will come through and finally make New York's rail system world-class.

10 months ago