Election 2020: Road ahead for trucking infrastructure hinges on Nov. 3

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By John Gallagher  |  October 26, 2020

“[The Trump administration] has been pretty transparent in their desire to invest very heavily in rural infrastructure,” Elaine Nessle, executive director of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), told FreightWaves. “Of course there are freight projects located in rural parts of the country, but there are a lot of very significant freight projects located in more urban areas, and the federal dollar has the ability to go pretty far in those areas.”

Nessle said she would expect such a dynamic to change under a Biden administration. “Also, Senator [and Biden running mate Kamala] Harris is from California, and she knows what an economic engine freight movement is for the state. I think a renewed focus on that could be really helpful for all of the significant freight hubs and corridors across the country.”

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