CAGTC in the News
“Transportation” bill delay means longer road to prosperity, freight coalition leaders say
09-15-2009, Logistics Management
Freight and logistics interests are getting antsy. They want their six-year, $500 billion highway bill, and they want it now.
Senate signs off on Highway Trust Fund capital transfer
07-31-2009, Logistics Management
Following Wednesday’s House vote to transfer $7 billion from the United States General Treasury Fund to the Highway Trust Fund in order to keep it solvent through September 30, the Senate followed suit with a 79-17 vote yesterday.
Ports must get behind Federal Freight Fee
07-15-2009, Port Strategy
Later this year, the US Congress will re-authorise the fuelling of surface transportation by the beleaguered Highway Trust fund. At a time that the Obama camp has now mandated even more improvements in fleet efficiencies, it’s clear that there must be a better way to fund infrastructure in the US.
“Give freight a fund” is new cry in Washington
05-21-2009, Logistics Management
A potentially powerful coalition of transportation and freight interests is calling for a separate, dedicated freight mobility program to optimize freight movements across all modes and political jurisdictions. The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) is calling on Congress to create a dedicated federal Freight Trust Fund (FTF), modeled after the Highway Trust Fund to pay for freight-only projects.
Untangling the Chicago Knot
04-20-2009, The Journal of Commerce
An ambitious CREATE plan could help speed freight movement across North America, but it has to get off the ground first. A computer model in Chicago displays the city’s rail network, using different colors for different kinds of trains.