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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Approves $200 Million for Roads and Bridges in Cities

June 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an infrastructure bill providing funds for road and bridge projects in every city and town in the state. The legislation, known as “an act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges,” authorizes $200 million […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Administration Bans Cuba Cruise Ship Port Calls

June 5, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Under the newly announced changes, meant to tighten the economic pressure on the Cuban government, the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including cruise ships and yachts, and private and corporate aircraft. […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure meeting goes off the rails

May 23, 2019

Via: Politico

INFRASTRUCTURE MEETING MELTDOWN: It wasn’t an unexpected outcome, but it did go down in dramatic fashion. A Wednesday morning White House meeting on infrastructure policy was derailed after President Donald Trump took umbrage at remarks by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump administration rescinds California rail funds

May 17, 2019

Via: Politico

FAST TRAIN TO NOWHERE: The Trump administration made it official Thursday: It’s rescinding nearly $1 billion in funding for California’s high-speed rail project, arguing the state has repeatedly violated the terms of a grant agreement. Our Tanya Snyder has more […]


Impact & Regulations

House committee grills Elwell over FAA’s handling of Boeing crashes

May 16, 2019

Via: Politico

HOUSE COMMITTEE DIGS IN: The House Transportation Committee grilled Elwell on Wednesday about the agency’s work on the Boeing 737 MAX, which is grounded worldwide after two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Our Brianna Gurciullo has you covered on […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Sanctions Two Tankers, Owners for Venezuela Ties

May 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The ships in question are the crude oil tanker Ocean Elegance and the chemical and oil tanker Leon Dias. Both vessels delivered crude oil from Venezuela to Cuba from late 2018 through March 2019. The Department of the Treasury’s Office […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

European Ports Support Call for Harmonized Action on Scrubbers

May 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74), which is commencing next week in London, will discuss an EU proposal on the exhaust gas cleaning systems. The proposal, which has been submitted by the EU 28 Member States and the European […]


Impact & Regulations

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on New Trucks

May 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation aimed at repealing the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers. Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) led a bipartisan effort April 29 […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Bill Aims to Boost Electric-Car Battery Mineral Production

May 6, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

A group of U.S. senators is introducing legislation to boost domestic production of “critical minerals” that are often imported from China to make electric car batteries. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Martha […]


Impact & Regulations

New questions emerge about Boeing’s transparency

May 6, 2019

Via: Politico

DRIP DRIP DRIP: Boeing test pilots didn’t know how strong the 737 MAX’s anti-stall system was or that it depended on only one sensor, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Also in the spotlight: who Boeing told and when about […]