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Impact & Regulations

Tesla hacking heightens auto industry’s cybersecurity worries

February 19, 2020

Via: Politico

It’s a well-known phenomenon in the cybersecurity world that the more technology you pack into a product, the more vulnerable it is to hacking. Cars are no exception, and new research released today by the security company McAfee could raise […]


Impact & Regulations

Trucking Stakeholders Question CARB’s Zero-Emissions Plan

February 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A plan by California environmental regulators to get zero-emissions vehicles on the road as soon as possible is getting pushback from truckers and other concerned industry stakeholders. Some truckers are saying they’ve “seen this movie before” when the California Air […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Cruise Ship Banned over Coronavirus Fears Arrives in Cambodia

February 13, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The 82,862 GT passenger ship Westerdam departed Hong Kong on February 1, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members. It spent two weeks offshore as ports in Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and Guam banned the cruise ship from docking […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Meet With Cuomo Over New York Trusted Traveler Ban

February 12, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump will meet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss a potential compromise on the administration’s ban on state residents using programs that allow travelers to breeze through airport passport and customs checks. Cuomo, in a Feb. […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

What will Trump’s budget say on infrastructure?

February 10, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration will release its fiscal 2021 budget proposal today. Here’s what we know: The proposal includes $1 trillion for infrastructure, over the next decade, offset by savings in mandatory spending (a funding method which has been repeatedly rejected […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Trump’s war on New York hits traveler programs

February 7, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration’s move to bar New Yorkers from enrolling in DHS trusted traveler programs jolted the state and Congress, but there could be more where that came from. The agency’s acting deputy secretary threatened a similar fate for other […]


Impact & Regulations

Congress could make EV drivers pay

February 6, 2020

Via: Politico

It’s starting to look like there’s agreement on at least one small source of infrastructure funding, though it wouldn’t come near filling the entire hole in the Highway Trust Fund. Sens. John Barrasso and Tom Carper, the chairman and ranking […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Trade Deficit Drops for First Time in Six Years

February 5, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. trade deficit fell for the first time in six years in 2019 as President Donald Trump hammered China with import taxes. The Commerce Department said Feb. 5 that the gap between what the United States sells and what […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump bows to the inevitable on infrastructure

February 5, 2020

Via: Politico

Two years ago, Trump stood in the House chamber and called on Congress to produce a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. On Tuesday night, during this year’s State of the Union and two years wiser about the ways of Washington, it […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure in no man’s land ahead of SOTU

February 4, 2020

Via: Politico

Federal infrastructure policy is in a partisan no man’s land going into President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address tonight. The White House, which tried to push its own ideas for infrastructure during the first two years of the […]