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Travel & Public Transit

California approves more than $1.9B for public transportation agencies

July 10, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) recently approved more than $1.9 billion in Senate Bill 125 funds to support 22 public transportation agencies. The 2023 bill provided $5.1 billion to be distributed to regional transportation planning agencies over multiple years. […]


Infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Department awards $7M for positioning, navigation and timing technology companies

July 9, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded contracts to nine companies support critical Global Positioning System infrastructure. The Complementary Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology vendors will receive funding that will ultimately enable the DOT […]


Shipping

Study: Low-pressure CO2 ship transport chain is technically feasible

July 8, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

The CO2 Efficient Transport via Ocean (CETO) joint industry project (JiP) concluded recently with the release of the report setting out the findings of the Technology Qualification performed in the study. CETO was funded by the project partners and Gassonova […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT appoints acting AI chief to lead FMCSA

June 26, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The length of White’s tenure as the FMCSA’s top official will likely be determined by the outcome of this year’s presidential election. But his promotion to acting FMCSA chief and deputy administrator at the trucking industry’s primary safety regulator reflects […]


Impact & Regulations

Federal Highway Administration awards nearly $60M for speedy deployment of vehicle-to-everything technologies

June 24, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Through the Saving Lives with Connectivity: Accelerating V2X Deployment initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will award nearly $60 million to recipients in Arizona, Texas, and Utah looking to advance deployments of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies. Meant to promote road safety, […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Material testing technique could boost safety for travelers

June 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Civil and Natural Resource Engineering Professor Derek Warner, alongside his research partners, has developed a method for faster and cheaper fatigue testing for materials in cars, ships and planes with […]


Vehicles

Fears over future of the car industry as sales fall and spare parts become scarce

May 29, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Much money and time has been spent recently persuading people not to be so reliant on cars. And there are certainly good reasons—for our health and the environment—to move about more on foot, by bike or on trains. Yet cars […]


Impact & Regulations

Massachusetts DOT announces $37M in regional public transportation grants

May 21, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it had awarded $37 million in grant funding available to support regional public transportation. The funding will be used to invest in vehicles, fleet electrification and transit services, authorities said. Funding […]


Impact & Regulations

CDL truck driving school shutters operations, files for bankruptcy

May 20, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

A CDL training school that had centers in Tacoma and Kent, Washington, as well as a third site in Portland, Oregon, has ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy liquidation. Pacific NW Professional Driving School, doing business as Toro Trucking Academy, […]


Vehicles

Electric buses enter operation in New York

May 17, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Sixty new electric buses that will operate in routes in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn were recently introduced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The buses, purchased with nearly $70 million in formula funds from the Federal Transit Administration, feature electric traction […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

New York State budget includes investments in transit infrastructure and safety

April 24, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

New York state plans to invest in transit, infrastructure and roadway safety as part of the fiscal year 2025 budget. “Whether you’re on the roadway or the subway, you deserve to get to your destination quickly and safely,” Gov. Kathy […]


Impact & Regulations

Nobina awarded contract renewal for sustainable transit in Stockholm Region

April 22, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

Nobina, the pioneering Nordic public transport operator, has announced that it has secured a significant contract renewal with Stockholm Region (SL) to operate and enhance transportation services in Haninge and Nynäshamn. This new agreement underscores a shared commitment towards sustainability, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Pennsylvania officials discuss how governor’s budget supports public transit

April 15, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania officials and business leaders discussed at the recent Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association (PPTA) how Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal supports public transit. The proposal would provide transit with an additional $282.8 million through an additional 1.75 percent of the […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA finalizes rule updating Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans regulation

April 11, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a final rule that updates the agency’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation. Under the updated PTASP regulation, the FTA will increase frontline transit worker involvement in safety decision-making. The update includes […]


Travel & Public Transit

New York City greenlights congestion pricing—toll plan is expected to improve traffic, air quality and public transit

April 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

New York City is poised to launch the first congestion pricing plan to reduce traffic in a major U.S. metropolitan area. Like many journeys in the Big Apple, this one has been punctuated by delays. Once the system starts up, […]


Travel & Public Transit

European transport coalition urges increased funding for public transport in EU budget review

April 4, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

In a concerted effort to elevate the status of public transport within Europe, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and a coalition of 43 European transport organisations have united to advocate for increased funding in the European Union’s (EU) […]


Impact & Regulations

Pennsylvania officials push transit budget proposal

March 20, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania state transportation officials and an operator from rabbittransit, a Pennsylvania regional public transportation provider, recently spoke about how Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal to invest in transit agencies would benefit Pennsylvanians. The proposal would invest an additional $282.8 million […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

New FRA grants will support intercity passenger rail service

March 18, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said it had awarded nearly $1 million in grants to support multi-state and regional passenger rail service efforts. The $900,000 in Interstate Rail Compacts (IRC) Grants, part of the […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA announces $9.9B in formula funding for public transit

March 4, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it was making another $9.9 billion in federal formula funding available to support public transit infrastructure. Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the funding is designed to help communities […]


Shipping

With natural gas in high demand, Shell forecasts global LNG growth will top 50% by 2040

March 1, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

With tight supplies of LNG constraining growth while maintaining prices and price volatility above historic averages, the UK oil major highlights that demand for natural gas has already peaked in some regions but continues to rise globally, after the global […]