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Impact & Regulations

Bill targets enhanced pilot safety notifications

February 26, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) has reintroduced the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, a measure he said would improve aviation safety through enhanced pilot safety notifications. Stauber introduced the legislation last Congress, and it passed the House of Representatives with […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Virginia lawmakers adopt clean car standards

February 23, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The grassroots environmental organization Sierra Club is espousing the benefits of the Virginia legislature passing a measure adopting clean car standards, joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia. HB 1965 directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation Republicans Urge Bipartisan Policymaking

February 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Although Democrats have the votes to send to the White House legislation sans Republicans, albeit procedurally, there’s been talk about bipartisanship on the major stuff. During his inaugural address, President Joe Biden pointed to bipartisanship as a pillar for governance. […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

USDOT announces $2B in COVID-19 relief grants for airports

February 17, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday that it would be making nearly $2 billion in federal grants available for airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Coronavirus Response Grant […]


Impact & Regulations

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues Funding for Port Improvements

February 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded approximately $768,000 in multimodal funding to enhance port operations in the western part of the state. The three-member commission oversees the state’s transportation resources and supervises all modes of transportation related to highways, ports, […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Maersk Tankers signs Sea Cargo Charter

February 5, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

The Sea Cargo Charter is consistent with the targets of the UN’s International Maritime Organization, including GHG emissions reduction by at least 50% by 2050. The agreement was first signed by a group of the world’s leading energy, agriculture, mining, […]


Impact & Regulations

Transportation groups react to Buttigieg confirmation as Secretary of Transportation

February 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Transportation groups say they look forward to working with Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg, who was confirmed for the position on Tuesday by a vote of 87-13, will oversee the U.S. Department of Transportation – a federal […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

February 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a new leader in Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 presidential candidate and the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg on Feb. 2 was confirmed to become secretary of transportation by a Senate vote of […]


Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Delves Into COVID-19 Concerns

February 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The new year means a new session of Congress and the opportunity to achieve reforms across the federal landscape. To do so, lawmakers point to the need to push ahead on a resolution to the coronavirus pandemic. This week, the […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Bill Promotes Local Infrastructure Projects

February 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Rep. Julia Brownley recently introduced legislation designed to secure additional federal funds for local transportation programs. The Support Local Transportation Act would incrementally increase funding for localities via the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant program. Specifically, the legislation would amend […]