Category: Impact & Regulations

Impact & Regulations

The Daily Dash: YRC loan under congressional scrutiny; LTL tonnage climbs

December 3, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, members of Congress have some questions about a government loan that was granted to YRC Worldwide. Plus, freight tonnage continues climbing in […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Washington State DOT seeking transportation plan input

December 2, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public input regarding its Human Services Transportation Plan, noting that the effort would help determine future investments in communities statewide. Following the Stay Home – Stay Healthy order issued March 23, […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Suez Canal slashes tolls in half for laden VLCCs heading from Europe to Asia

November 25, 2020

Via: Splash 247

With tanker rates looking dire for the winter and beyond, the Suez Canal Authority has taken the decision to slash tolls for laden VLCCs heading from Europe to Asia in half in a bid to avoid operators taking the slower, […]

Impact & Regulations

U.S. Charges 31 Alleging Bribes to Fix Coast Guard Credentialing Test Scores

November 24, 2020

Via: gCaptain

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 31 individuals, including three former Coast Guard employees, related to a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. The indictment was announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Pennsylvania transportation funding plan feedback sought

November 20, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking public input regarding plans exploring funding options for state highway and bridge maintenance and improvements. In accordance with the Pathways Program, which examines possible near and long-term funding solutions, the department recently […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Washington State transportation initiative seeks public input

November 19, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials said the agency is seeking public review and comment regarding the agency’s 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP incorporates more than 1,100 statewide transportation projects using $3.7 billion in federal funds. […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

FAA announces federal funds for Military Airport Program

November 9, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is encouraging airport sponsors to submit funding applications through the Military Airport Program (MAP) to increase civilian aviation capacity by financing a myriad of projects. The FAA said Fiscal Year 2021 applications would be accepted […]

Impact & Regulations

Funds to aid North Carolina transportation safety, efficiency initiative

November 6, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has awarded the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) a $2.1 million FAST Act grant to address transportation safety and efficiency. NCDOT officials indicated the agency would use the funding allotment to partner with North […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Maryland DOT meets with county officials as part of statewide tour on transportation priorities

November 4, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Maryland Transportation Secretary Gregory Slater met with Anne Arundel County officials Monday to discuss the Maryland Department of transportation’s proposed six-year capital budget. The meeting is part of the MDOT’s annual tour of all 23 Maryland counties, as well as […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Pelosi Wants ‘Big’ Health Care, Infrastructure Push in 2021

October 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and taking on fresh urgency […]