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Sen. Roy Blunt Sees Path to Scaled-Down Infrastructure DealBloomberg News

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A senior Republican senator said fees for airports and other infrastructure, along with levies for highways, could be used to fund a bipartisan investment package, amid GOP opposition to the corporate tax hikes proposed by President Joe Biden.A senior Republican senator said fees for airports and other infrastructure, along with levies for highways, could be used to fund a bipartisan investment package, amid GOP opposition to the corporate tax hikes proposed by President Joe Biden.Read MoreTransport Topics

Naval Group delivers French frigate with bolstered capabilities

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Alsace’s role will be to provide anti-aircraft defense around the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle or around the Mistral-class helicopter landing docks as part of a naval air and amphibious…Alsace’s role will be to provide anti-aircraft defense around the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle or around the Mistral-class helicopter landing docks as part of a naval air and amphibious…Defense News

Drivers at Grocery Startup Imperfect Foods Vote to UnionizeJosh Eidelson and Deena Shanker

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Drivers at grocery delivery startup Imperfect Foods Inc. have voted to unionize, a victory for organized labor as it steps up efforts to make inroads into California’s fast-growing startups.Drivers at grocery delivery startup Imperfect Foods Inc. have voted to unionize, a victory for organized labor as it steps up efforts to make inroads into California’s fast-growing startups.Read MoreTransport Topics

Consumer Sentiment Rises Along With Inflation ExpectationsPayne Lubbers

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U.S. consumer sentiment improved in April following another round of fiscal stimulus and as job growth accelerated. At the same time, inflation expectations surged to the highest in nine years.U.S. consumer sentiment improved in April following another round of fiscal stimulus and as job growth accelerated. At the same time, inflation expectations surged to the highest in nine years.Read MoreTransport Topics

Home Construction Rebounds in MarchMartin Crutsinger

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WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.Read MoreTransport Topics

Remembrance of Martin Wachs, a Distinguished and Active TRB Volunteer

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“With the unfortunate passing of Marty Wachs, the world has lost an icon of the transportation research world,” says TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen. “Marty was a teacher, a mentor, a role model, a friend, and an inspiration to so many of us whose lives he touched in such a meaningful way during the course of his lengthy career. “He was a scholar, whose rigorous research informed policy in numerous areas. He was also recognized for his research that helped improve planning methods over a six decade …”With the unfortunate passing of Marty Wachs, the world has lost an icon of the transportation research world,” says TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen. “Marty was a teacher, a mentor, a role model, a friend, and an inspiration to so many of us whose lives he touched in such a meaningful way during the course of his lengthy career. “He was a scholar, whose rigorous research informed policy in numerous areas. He was also recognized for his research that helped improve planning methods over a six decade …Read MoreMarine Transportation RSS Feed

Port Manatee Sees Record Container Cargo BusinessJames A. Jones Jr.

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PORT MANATEE, Fla. — In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Manatee is experiencing a boom in business with containerized cargo trade increasing nearly 74% in the six months ending March 31, compared to the same period a year earlier.PORT MANATEE, Fla. — In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Manatee is experiencing a boom in business with containerized cargo trade increasing nearly 74% in the six months ending March 31, compared to the same period a year earlier.Read MoreTransport Topics