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Travel and Public transit

New York MTA to unveil Bus Action Plan

April 23, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is unveiling its Bus Action Plan to improve service, which includes sweeping measures geared toward the reliability, speed, and modernization of a network that has lost ridership in recent years, amNewYork reports. […]


Travel and Public transit

Boston’s MBTA improves real-time information for subway service

April 23, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has improved subway arrival predication times on MBTA.com and select smartphone applications. Following last month’s announcement of improved prediction times and train locations for Commuter Rail, this latest improvement to the MBTA’s real-time information, […]


Shipping

Report: 28 of 100 World’s Largest Ports Offer Incentives for Green Ships

April 18, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Today, 28 of the 100 world’s largest ports in terms of total cargo volume handled offer incentives for environmentally-friendly ships, a new report released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping currently represent around 2.6% […]


Vehicles

Virginia Tech Vehicle Test Track System to Include Rural Road Simulation

April 17, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is in the midst of a major expansion of its vehicle test track system in Blacksburg, Va., as it works to complete this fall a simulated rural road system covering 120 acres. VTTI operates the Smart […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Uber Makes Peace With a Data-Sharing Deal for Cities

April 16, 2018

Via: Wired

THE TRUCE BETWEEN two old foes—city governments and secretive private companies like Uber—began at the curb. If you think the curb seems an unlikely Appomattox, you haven’t been pay attention. Today, the curb represents the most contested space in the […]


Shipping

Port of Long Beach Delivers Record First Quarter

April 16, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Marine terminals at the Port of Long Beach handled a total of 3.87 million TEUs during the first three months of 2018, marking its best-ever first quarter. For the three-month period ended March 31, the port’s volumes jumped by 19.1 […]


Impact & Regulations

New Hampshire Road Usage Fee Proposal Moves to Senate Hearings

April 11, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

With cars becoming more fuel-efficient, the revenue from gasoline taxes is declining, leaving New Hampshire with inadequate funds to maintain roads and bridges, according to state Rep. Norman Major (R-Plaistow), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Major has […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Grants Fuel Tank Drivers 5-Year Rest-Break Exemption

April 10, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a five-year exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement for trucks hauling petroleum products and will allow fuel trucks to operate 12 hours a day without triggering the requirement under certain conditions. FMCSA […]


Shipping

Ocean Alliance Day Two Product Gets Underway

April 10, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Ocean Alliance Day Two Product, the evolved service offering of the Ocean Alliance, has been launched. The service offering, announced in December last year, has a carrying capacity of around 3.1 million TEU with 331 containerships deployed on 41 services. […]


Shipping

Alphaliner: Total Volume at World’s Busiest Ports Rises in 2017

April 4, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Combined throughput at the world’s 110 busiest container ports increased by 6.1% in 2017, driven by a recovery witnessed in global economy and trade during the year. According to a report from Alphaliner, the 110 busiest container ports in the […]