Daily Transportation and Logistics News – May 10, 2011

Financing remains major challenge to any future surface transportation legislation

This blog by Jeff Berman of Logistics Management discusses the financial issues associated with any future legislation for surface transportation.  He goes into detail on the current proposals by the White House and the other possible bills circulating.

Diesel Prices Down, Oil Recovering From Significant Fall

National on-highway diesel prices fell by 2 cents from last week to $4.104, according to the Energy Information Administration.

John Boehner: Cut ‘trillions’ as debt limit nears

Speaker John Boehner spoke to the Economic Club of New York to unveil a staunchly conservative plan to offset a debt ceiling hike with spending cuts of a greater amount.

Opinion: Infrastructure – A Pivotal Moment

This is an opinion piece by Transportation for America Director, James Corless, discussing the needs of a transportation bill and investment in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. The key things he says need addressed are crippling commutes, rising costs, wasteful spending, lack of options and the need for economic development in urban, suburban and rural communities alike.

Florida’s high-speed rail loss is the Northeast’s gain

Secretary Ray LaHood and the US Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the $2 billion in high-speed rail fund that Florida Governor Rick Scott rejected. A total of 22 projects across the US have been selected to receive funding.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst