Trump Administration

20 hours ago
After recent resignations, there's a new part of the job description: "maintain a sort of firewall between their scientific work and any political agendas."
Pacific Standard
At stake are greenhouse gas emission standards for 2022-25 model year passenger vehicles. Relaxing these standards would likely doom efforts to reduce these emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 as required by 2016 state legislation.
Bloomberg News via Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
TIGER grants aren't what they used to be, just like pretty much everything else in the federal government under the Trump Administration.
Streetsblog USA
4 days ago
Trump's animus towards using federal funds to replace a century-old, hurricane-damaged rail tunnel under the Hudson River is so strong that he warned Congress he will veto a spending bill they must pass by March 23 to keep the government operating.
The Hill
6 days ago
Although it's unclear if the change is final, it's been widely reported that leadership at the U.S. Department of Housing and Development is pushing to remove wording about racial discrimination from the organization's mission statement.
The Huffington Post
March 7, 2018, 9am PST
Adam Krantz, who leads the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, breaks down how the Trump Administration infrastructure plan would impact local water infrastructure.
The Planning Report
March 6, 2018, 5am PST
Another in a string of detailed exposés on the working conditions and policy agenda of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the leadership of Secretary Ben Carson.
The New York Times
March 5, 2018, 6am PST
President Trump is going out of his way to ensure that the Hudson River Tunnel and other projects in the Amtrak Gateway Program don't receive federal funding in the next omnibus spending bill Congress must approve by March 23 to avoid a shutdown.
The Washington Post
March 1, 2018, 12pm PST
Taking cues from the Trump Administration's recently-released infrastructure plan, the government intends to use a public-private partnership model to take on social challenges.
February 28, 2018, 2pm PST
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) seems to think there's no way the Trump Infrastructure plan gets taken up by Congress before the November election.
February 23, 2018, 8am PST
Polluters are going unpunished.
February 20, 2018, 9am PST
Amtrak's Gateway Program to replace a century-old rail tunnel and bridge from New Jersey to Manhattan, both bottlenecks on the busy Northeast Corridor, did not score well on an evaluation by the Federal Transit Administration for grant funding.
Progressive Railroading
February 19, 2018, 5am PST
Unlike Trump's suggested quarter-per-gallon gas tax, this 9-cents-per-barrel tax is real. Like the gas tax, it goes to a trust fund, to respond to oil spills rather than build and maintains roads. While small, it brings in $500 million annually.
Washington Examiner
February 18, 2018, 1pm PST
The president's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget cuts the critical Capital investment Grants program run by the Federal Transit Administration. Projects lacking a full-funding grant agreement, like the Sacramento Streetcar, may fall victim.
The Sacramento Bee
February 18, 2018, 7am PST
During a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Democratic and Republican lawmakers, President Trump endorsed hiking the gas tax by 25-cents per gallon to help pay for the $200 billion investment and restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund.
February 16, 2018, 1pm PST
Expect more cities and transit agencies around the country to wrestle with funding quandaries if the Trump Administration gets its way with existing capital investment grants.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Blog post
February 13, 2018, 2pm PST
Opposition mobilized quickly after the Trump Administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan. There's even a hashtag.
James Brasuell
February 12, 2018, 2pm PST
How can President Trump, who has made environmental regulation rollbacks and climate denial trademarks of his administration, be expected to select projects for his infrastructure plan that must weather climate change?
The New York Times
February 12, 2018, 9am PST
The federal government is basically asking for matching funds from states and localities to fund infrastructure projects.
The Washington Post
February 6, 2018, 11am PST
A low unemployment rate means major investments by the federal government could ultimately harm the economy.