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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 […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA announces more than $123M in airport improvement grants

July 2, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last week more than $123 million has been awarded to 235 airports in 35 states and the District of Columbia for airfield, safety, and other improvement projects. This is the […]


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 […]


Shipping

Northern Air Cargo to discharge 18 pilots on Hawaii route

May 30, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Northern Air Cargo will furlough 18 pilots as a result of its recent decision to close down the route between Los Angeles and Honolulu operated on behalf of sister airline Aloha Air Cargo, according to a company official. FreightWaves reported […]


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, […]


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), […]


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

Meyer Werft lays keel of Disney’s third LNG-powered cruise ship

March 21, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

As informed, the ceremony took place at Meyer Werft’s yard on March 20. The ship Disney Destiny is the sister ship of Disney Treasure, which is also under construction, and Disney Wish, which was launched in 2022. Philip Gennotte, Portfolio […]


Shipping

Norwegians to build ‘first of its kind’ energy subsea construction vessel

March 21, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

According to Rem, the ESCV will use a number of solutions where energy consumption is almost halved compared to comparable tonnage in today’s market, as well as meeting future requirements for zero emissions from end to end. “This is a […]


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 […]


Infrastructure

Shared mobility: A revolution in urban mobility and beyond

February 29, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

Within a constantly changing world, public transport is an evolving sector. If you have an eye on mobility and how people move in their daily life, you will have heard this before. Here at the International Association of Public Transport […]


Shipping

DHL moves Norfolk operations to larger facility

February 28, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Transport and logistics provider DHL Group said Tuesday that it has relocated its Norfolk, Virginia, operations to a facility more than twice the size of its prior location. The $7.3 million investment increases shipment capacity and enables faster processing, resulting […]


Travel & Public Transit

New computer models can help improve airport landing delays

February 27, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Airport operations are affected by the unpredictable nature of flight times, departure delays, weather conditions, and other factors. Research from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) uses computer simulations to show how airports can arrange landings to help reduce delays and […]


Infrastructure

How technology can help infrastructure owners to fly

February 22, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

In Summer 2023, a billboard ad was wrapped around a construction site in Antwerp, Belgium. “Hey ChatGPT,” it read, “Finish this building…” The ad – which went viral and notched up thousands of approving comments – continued: “AI can do […]


Infrastructure

USDOT offers $1.256 billion grants to boost roadway safety

February 22, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a significant opportunity for communities nationwide to enhance roadway safety through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant programme. With $1.256 billion in funding available, the initiative, established under the […]


Impact & Regulations

New Jersey law disrupts carrier insurance market

February 20, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

The top three carrier expenses are fuel, maintenance and insurance – things that are crucial to the success of a trucking company but that have seen a drastic uptick in cost the past few years. A new law in New […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $1.5 billion to upgrade and deploy clean transit buses in America

February 12, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has unveiled a historic investment of approximately $1.5 billion to revitalise U.S. transit vehicle manufacturing, particularly focusing on zero-emission buses, bus facility development and workforce enhancement. This funding, made possible […]


Shipping

Shipping and the Macroeconomic Environment: What to Expect?

February 8, 2024

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

The global economy is heading towards monetary easing, expected to arrive in the following months. This could trigger a rebound in trade growth dynamics and demand across the board. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Xclusiv said that “despite record […]