Infrastructure bill on limbo, prolonging uncertainty for trucking

Last Thursday night, Transportation Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen briefed state transportation officials, industry groups, union leaders, and other stakeholders on the details of the Trump administration’s yet-to-be-released infrastructure bill. That meeting followed a Thursday morning huddle on infrastructure between President Trump and a select group of House lawmakers that included two Democrats and three Republicans. While legislative wheels are starting to turn, there is little reason to expect major movement on any infrastructure bill in 2017. The most optimistic timelines being floated on Capitol Hill call for the law to be signed in 2018, with funds released in 2020.

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Source: Freight Waves

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