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Impact & Regulations

Surprise! Uber and Lyft Do Not Like NYC’s New Ride-Hail Rules

August 16, 2019

Via: Wired

UBER CEO DARA Khosrowshahi, who took the helm of the controversial company back in 2017, is known for being pretty unflappable. He was even upbeat during the company’s second quarter earnings call, when he was charged with explaining why Uber […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Seeks to Block Release of Grace 1 in Gibraltar

August 15, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the authorities have made a last-minute application to block the release of the tanker, that was seized in waters off Gibraltar by the UK in early July under suspicion of violating EU sanctions and transferring oil to Syria. The […]


Impact & Regulations

New FAA chief sworn in with 737 MAX front and center

August 13, 2019

Via: Politico

DICKSON LANDS AT FAA: The agency has a Senate-confirmed administrator in place for the first time in more than a year and a half after Dickson, a retired Delta Air Lines executive, was sworn in on Monday. As our Brianna […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Large Cruise Ships to Be Diverted from Venice City Center?

August 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

A plan has been proposed by Danilo Toninelli, Italy’s Transport Minister, to reroute part of large ships from the Guidecca canal, one of the major canals in the city, starting from September this year. As informed, cruise vessels might be […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate Panel to Consider 5-Year, $287 Billion Highway Bill July 30

July 29, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The first step to reauthorize the country’s highway programs is scheduled for July 30 in the Senate, thanks to the leadership of the Environment and Public Works Committee. This five-year, $287 billion reauthorization of the 2015 FAST Act highway law […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Mass. Governor files $18B transportation bond bill

July 29, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito filed a transportation bond bill seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in building and modernizing a transportation system that meets the needs of residents, businesses, and cities and towns […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate confirms Dickson for FAA

July 25, 2019

Via: Politico

DICKSON CONFIRMED: The Senate gave Dickson the green light to be administrator of the FAA on Wednesday in a 52-40 party-line vote, with seven presidential candidates and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) not voting. (Isakson is in Georgia recovering after a […]


Impact & Regulations

San Francisco names interim director of transportation

July 18, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) named Tom Maguire as the agency’s interim director of transportation, replacing Ed Reiskin who leaves the agency next month. He will hold the interim position starting August 14 […]


Impact & Regulations

Former FCC chair backs ‘ATC for drones’

July 16, 2019

Via: Politico

AN ‘ATC FOR DRONES’: After decades of experience in the telecommunications sector, Wheeler is turning (some of) his attention to drones. Wheeler, who was FCC chairman during the Obama administration, recently joined the board of AirMap, which is building a […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Families of Boeing crash victims testify

July 15, 2019

Via: Politico

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL: Family members of some of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash will testify at a House Transportation subcommittee hearing on aviation safety issues, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. Paul Njoroge, whose three […]