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Category: Impact & Regulations


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Democrats await Trump infrastructure plan with mounting skepticism

December 14, 2017

Via: Politico

GETTING TO NO: President Donald Trump and his team may have stumbled upon the one model of infrastructure investment that could turn off Democrats, who have been campaigning for years to crank it up. Administration plans to pay for roads, […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump huddles with Shuster on infrastructure

December 12, 2017

Via: Politico

ALL WE KNOW — IT WAS ‘PRODUCTIVE’: President Donald Trump huddled with House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to talk infrastructure Monday. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao and National Economic Council Gary Cohn also attended the meeting, which Shuster had […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

January is go time

December 8, 2017

Via: Politico

THUNDERCATS ARE GO: The White House plans to send lawmakers “a detailed infrastructure principles document” in January, an administration spokeswoman confirmed Thursday, setting off the latest iteration of Panda Watch for the transportation world. To review, the plan is expected […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

LA, Long Beach Ask for Proposals to Reduce Ships’ At-Berth Emissions

December 7, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are soliciting proposals for new technology to reduce at-berth emissions for non-container vessels, such as tankers, vehicle carriers, bulk and general cargo ships. As explained, at-berth air pollution from container […]


Impact & Regulations

Did Uber Hide Evidence? Judge in Self-Driving Trade Secrets Case Wants an Answer

December 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

A U.S. district judge wants to determine why Uber failed to turn over some explosive evidence as it battled a lawsuit alleging it stole self-driving car secrets. Judge William Alsup, overseeing the case brought against Uber by Waymo, the self-driving […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

December 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Railroads Must Modernize, Industry Consultant Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Class I railroads have rebounded in 2017, but volumes remain far below what they were decades ago, and if the industry hopes to return to its heyday, executives must re-examine how to offer 21st century solutions, according to a […]


Impact & Regulations

The Uber-Waymo Self-Driving Car Lawsuit Gets a New Star, and Takes a Wild Turn

November 30, 2017

Via: Wired

WHEN WAYMO, THE autonomous car company once known as Google’s self-driving car outfit, announced it was suing Uber for trade secret theft in February, the action seemed to center on a single person: Anthony Levandowski. According to Waymo, the former […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

November 29, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Seeks Approval to Study Driver Commuting Times

November 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to study the safety effects of excessive motor carrier operator work commutes — primarily those exceeding 150 minutes. The 2015 FAST Act […]