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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 […]


Impact & Regulations

House approves FAA Reauthorization

May 17, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years. HR 3935 was introduced in the House last year by U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO), […]


Vehicles

GM’s Cruise to start testing robotaxis in Phoenix area with human safety drivers on board

May 13, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

General Motors’ troubled Cruise autonomous vehicle unit said Monday it will start testing robotaxis in Arizona this week with human safety drivers on board. Cruise said that during the testing, it will check the vehicles’ performance against the company’s “rigorous” […]


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

DOT Updates Safety Initiative After First Year

February 3, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

The Department of Transportation over the past year has undertaken a variety of actions related to guidance and rulemakings that officials say will lay the groundwork for reducing the number of fatal crashes on U.S. roadways. The actions, taken in […]


Infrastructure

DOT Unveils Strategic Safety Plan

January 17, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Evaluating existing technologies and supporting emerging technologies will facilitate the adoption of safety programs for the country’s mobility corridors, a new strategic plan from the Department of Transportation determined. In its “Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan” specific through 2026, […]


Shipping

Rural Freight Corridors Among $273.9 Million in Grant Funding

December 29, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $273.9 million to 12 projects that are designed to improve safety and freight movement on rural roadways in several states. The agency as part of an initiative funded under the Infrastructure Investment and […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

DOT Awards Virginia $97.6 Million in Loans to Improve I-81

December 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Virginia has $97.6 million in two new low-interest federal loans to improve safety and traffic flows along its rolling Interstate 81 that cuts through rural mountain areas in a main trucking route linking southern economic areas and northeast markets. The […]


Impact & Regulations

Hazardous Materials Regulations amendment announced

July 27, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently announced a final rule amending the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations. The rule streamlines the transport of hazardous materials, encourages shippers to package goods more efficiently, and harmonizes U.S. laws with numerous […]


Vehicles

Elon Musk, Autopilot Critic Sought as Witnesses in Tesla Crash Trial

November 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The first trial to determine whether Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot technology led to a fatal car crash may require jurors to weigh testimony from founder Elon Musk against criticism of the driver-assistance system by Mary “Missy” Cummings, a U.S. government safety […]


Vehicles

Novel methods to improve the range and safety of e-vehicles

May 18, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

As part of the European Union’s STEVE* project, Surrey has developed several pioneering approaches to torque vectoring in electric vehicles. In e-vehicles with multiple motors, it is possible to deliver different amounts of drive power to each wheel. This benefits […]


Vehicles

NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

April 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the probe covers nearly 750,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac and […]


Travel & Public Transit

AC Transit Launches New Health and Safety Plan

September 15, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) recently unveiled its reNEW Plan, a multi-prong action plan outlining the agency’s commitments to onboard health and safety. The reNEW Plan goes beyond the standards of the 30-member Bay Area Blue Ribbon Transit […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Seeks Survey for Beyond Compliance Program

August 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Federal trucking regulators are seeking White House approval to study the effectiveness of various technologies, programs and policies with a goal of allowing the agency to recognize and reward motor carriers that exceed regulatory safety requirements. In an Aug. 17 […]


Travel & Public Transit

N.Y. MTA finds 92% of ridership using masks, urges 100% compliance

June 9, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced officials at New York City Transit surveyed mask usage and found that approximately 92% of subway riders are complying with the MTA’s requirement that all customers and employees wear a face covering on […]


Infrastructure

FRA report looks at PTC progress

May 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31, 2020, as required by Congress. Based on railroads’ First Quarter 2020 […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Tesla Reopens California Plant, Says It Has Alameda County’s Approval

May 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. told employees that a California county health official has now signed off on safety measures the company took last week at its car plant as it restarted production in defiance of the area’s shutdown order. The Alameda County […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

FRA awards $22M to 3 rail projects

May 6, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced more than $22 million in grant funding to three projects that collectively span eight states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail […]


Travel & Public Transit

As COVID-19 lingers, motorcoach industry seeing devastating losses, report

April 27, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The American Bus Association Foundation released a report showcasing the effect COVID-19 is having on the U.S. motorcoach industry. Nearly the entire industry is currently shut down in every corner of the country. Most charter and tour companies have closed […]


Travel & Public Transit

More than 5K MTA employees return to work after quarantines

April 22, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The number of employees who have returned to work following mandatory quarantines is now higher than those still out on quarantine at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Systemwide, 5,033 employees have returned to work, compared with 4,112 employees are […]