Daily Transportation and Logistics News – Feb. 18, 2011

House T&I Committee Approves Aviation Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a four year plan that will cut spending and omit the bargaining rights language.

Funding questions are front and center in proposed surface transportation bill

The questions are still coming in as to where the funding will come from for many of the budget line items in the proposed surface transportation reauthorization.

Carrier Says Hours Plan Would Boost Driver Pay

Representatives from Schneider National have said that the new Hours of Service plan would cause drivers’ pay to rise $3,000 per year.

U.S. seaports have mixed reaction to Obama budget

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has mixed opinions on the recent budget proposal for the 2012 fiscal year. This organization and all those involved have many questions that need answered before they will be satisfied with the budget.

Labor’s Richard Trumka, Chamber’s Tom Donohue appear together to plead for infrastructure spending

Presidents of the AFL-CIO and US Chamber of Commerce testified on Wednesday to plead for more infrastructure spending. This comes after President Obama’s call for infrastructure spending in his State of the Union address.

BREAKING: LaHood to Meet with Florida Delegation to Salvage Florida High Speed Rail

Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, will meet with the Florida delegation to discuss options to save the high-speed rail projects in Florida.

Here’s to cautious (economic) optimism

Jeff Berman continues his insight into the economic conditions of the country, showing his optimism towards a strong recovery but being cautious in his hopes.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst