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Travel and Public transit

Is Uber killing transit?

October 16, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

It has long been a concern that if the roads are flooded with Uber and Lyft cars, will people switch from transit? Will it increase congestion? Now, a new study from UC Davis shows that people are indeed switching. Angie […]


Shipping

China Driving Dry Bulk Shipping Markets Recovery

September 13, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

Sentiment among dry bulk ship owners seems to be at a new high as Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit a 34-month record at 1,332 points, according to a weekly shipping report from Allied Shipping Research. The market increase that has […]


Shipping

Listing Ship Closes Traffic at India’s Vizag Port

September 8, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

A number of berths were closed to vessel traffic at India’s Visakhapatnam Port after a general cargo ship started to list badly, according to GAC India. The 10,959 dwt vessel HAI DUONG 09 was being loaded with steel billets when […]


Infrastructure

Surface Transportation Board to Examine CSX Service Woes

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Surface Transportation Board will hold a special session to listen to CSX Corp. and railroad shippers discuss service disruptions since May that have ratcheted up the animosity between the sides in a public war of words. Hunter Harrison, CEO […]


Impact & Regulations

Analysts Predict Spot Rates Could Soar Once ELD Mandate Goes Into Effect

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

When the electronic logging device mandate finally takes effect in December, freight hauling capacity will tighten and spot market rates are likely to rise, according to trucking industry analysts. The mandate could result in a 7% loss of capacity in […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Advisory group on self-driving cars stalls under Trump

August 25, 2017

Via: The Hill transportation

The government’s council on self-driving cars, which was working to speed up efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the road, has stalled under the Trump administration. The Federal Committee on Automation held its first meeting on Jan. 16, with representatives […]


Vehicles

As Cashless Toll Roads Proliferate, So Do Rental Car Fees

August 25, 2017

Via: The Huffington Post

Traffic tends to pile up quickly on Interstate 95 as cars push south toward Washington, D.C. Electronic signs post the time it will take to reach the highway that encircles the nation’s capital and often the minutes quickly multiply. Along […]


Travel and Public transit

Sound Transit station achieves LEED Gold certification

July 17, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Seattle Sound Transit’s newest light rail facility earned Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its use of sustainable practices in the design and construction of the Angle Lake Station, which opened in the […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

July 13, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus projects nationwide. The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program is authorized by Congress to improve the […]


Impact & Regulations

Congress turns to DOT’s 2018 budget

July 10, 2017

Via: Politico

IT BEGINS WITH A THUD: Something other than jostling over the FAA bill will be happening today, MT readers. House appropriators will mark up their fiscal 2018 spending bill for DOT Tuesday night, which means the legislation should be released tonight […]