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Impact & Regulations

Senate Passes Measure to Avoid Rail Strike

December 1, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Moving quickly to help avert a rail workers strike that would have cost the national economy an estimated $2 billion per day, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 1 advanced a tentative labor agreement between railroads and their employees. Senators on […]


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EU agrees preliminary ETS deal for shipping

December 1, 2022

Via: Splash 247

EU institutions have hammered out a preliminary agreement to include shipping within the scope of the emissions trading system (ETS). Under the deal struck late Tuesday evening, all ships of 5,000 gt and over within the EU will be required […]


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Biden Ready to Urge Congress to Intervene in Freight Rail Fight

November 29, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

With a Dec. 9 deadline looming to reach an agreement on a nationwide freight rail contract, President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene in the dispute, which threatens to severely damage the U.S. economy. “As a proud pro-labor president, […]


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GAO to Congress: It’s time to standardize e-commerce sales taxes

November 21, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Consumers are used to paying sales taxes in their local stores. Within the past few years, many started paying taxes on items bought online as well. The collection of sales tax on e-commerce purchases is referred to “economic nexus.” According […]


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Diesel Dips 2¢ to $5.313 a Gallon

November 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price of diesel dipped 2 cents to $5.313 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 14. A gallon of diesel now costs $1.579 more than it did at this time in 2021. Of the […]


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USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

November 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure. The Department of Transportation and the White House outlined guidance to assist stakeholders seeking to enhance workforce programs. The administration’s efforts, announced this month, are […]


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U.S. Transportation Department awards $25M infrastructure grant to Camden City, N.J.

November 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Camden City, N.J., a $25 million Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for improving infrastructure between the Port of Camden and Interstate-676. The project will expand access to the Port of Camden and help […]


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Diesel Bumps Up 1.6¢ to $5.333 a Gallon

November 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price of diesel nudged up 1.6 cents to $5.333 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 7. Highlights • The average price of diesel has increased in four of the past five weeks. The […]


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Chart and Flowserve forge ties on hydrogen as cleaner fuel source

November 1, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

Chart Industries and Flowserve Corporation have entered into an agreement to support the growth of hydrogen as an alternative, cleaner fuel source. Under the agreement, Flowserve will acquire in-process R&D related to Chart’s liquid hydrogen fueling pump and will be […]


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Rules on ship carbon intensity and rating system enter into force

November 1, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI enter into force today, the starting gun for the introduction of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), the most […]


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National Average for Diesel Falls 2.4¢ to $5.317 a Gallon

October 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price for diesel dropped 2.4 cents to $5.317 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Oct. 31. Highlights Diesel had risen 50.5 cents a gallon the previous three weeks before the current dip. A gallon […]


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Gasoline Prices Are Rising Again as Big Oil Profits Soar

October 28, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. gasoline prices are on the rise for the first time in 16 days, potentially posing a political challenge for the Biden administration ahead of elections even as it casts a spotlight on Big Oil’s massive profits. The average national […]


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Over 300 trade groups press White House to avoid potential rail strike

October 28, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Over 300 national- and state-level trade associations are pressing President Joe Biden to work with railroad unions and their employers to ratify all outstanding tentative labor agreements in order to prevent “a rail shutdown [that] would have a significant impact […]


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NHTSA Plans Survey, Research to Find Out Why Drivers Speed

October 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

With continuing concerns about speeding on the nation’s highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to conduct a survey-research effort to ask 1,500 drivers with one or more recent speeding tickets why they speed — and why others with […]


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US Economy Returned to Growth Last Quarter, Expanding 2.6%

October 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate from July through September, snapping two straight quarters of contraction and overcoming high inflation and interest rates just as voting begins in midterm elections in which the economy’s health has emerged […]


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EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars as of 2035

October 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The European Union reached a deal to effectively ban new combustion engine cars from 2035, a move that will reshape transportation and mark a significant step on the path to reduce carbon emissions. The bloc’s three key institutions — its […]


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Tesla Faces US Criminal Probe Around Self-Driving Claims

October 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Tesla Inc. made misleading claims about the capabilities of its Autopilot driver assistance system, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Justice Department’s Washington and San Francisco offices are probing statements by the […]


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Government Awards $1 Billion to Schools for Electric Buses

October 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The Biden administration […]


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EC sets forth emergency rules to fight high gas prices and ensure security of supplies

October 19, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

On 18 October, the EC made additional proposals to fight the energy crisis through joint gas purchasing, price limiting mechanisms on the TTF gas exchange, new measures on transparent infrastructure use and solidarity between the Member States, and continuous efforts […]


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Senators push back on emissions mandates for states

October 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are urging the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to withdraw a proposal to implement greenhouse gas emissions performance measures on state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations. Capito, ranking […]