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John D. Boyd, the editor of our Executive Briefing on Transportation, is a longtime reporter and editor on national economics, international trade and transportation policy issues. Before joining CQ Roll Call, he was associate editor at The Journal of Commerce covering trade and freight transportation, and earlier reported on the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, Congress and federal budget issues for Knight-Ridder Financial News.
He is also a regular contributor of economics articles to the World Book Encyclopedia Yearbook, and has also been managing editor of a weekly newspaper for the trucking industry. John comes from Tennessee, has worked in Chicago and Kansas City as well as Washington, and now makes his home in Virginia. Ż
House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster waited months after the Senate passed a water projects bill to present a House version, but infrastructure policy groups said it was worth the wait.
Itís not often that an industry comes to Congress begging to pay higher taxes ó but thatís exactly what users of the inland waterways barge system are proposing.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster apologized Wednesday at a major infrastructure conference, and later at a committee hearing, for remarks he made Tuesday night suggesting President Barack Obama lied about CEO interest in high-speed passenger rail service.
Transportation funding advocates in Congress got some fresh ammunition Tuesday with the release of a new report on worsening road congestion for urban commuters, which highlights the sometimes nightmarish commute for the Washington area as well as the rising costs of gridlock to the broader economy.