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Impact & Regulations

Boeing, Suppliers Advance on Restart of 737 Max Production

May 28, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Boeing Co. and its suppliers climbed as the plane maker resumed production of the 737 Max jetliner while working with regulators to end a yearlong global grounding. Output of the Max resumed at a low rate as employees focused on […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airlines united against hypothetical distancing mandate

May 28, 2020

Via: Politico

Airlines are united against any federal social distancing requirements, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. The latest effort came Wednesday from a trade group representing ultra low-cost carriers like Frontier and Spirit, which urged DOT to push back on “any federal regulatory […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airports, airlines split over temperature checks

May 27, 2020

Via: Politico

The Airports Council International is warning that screening passengers for coronavirus symptoms at airports could create crowding and long lines, which “would be counterproductive in terms of physical distancing, and also create unnecessary concerns about the safety of the aviation […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

DOT warns China over airline access

May 26, 2020

Via: Politico

The Transportation Department is at the center of the latest conflict between the U.S. and China, with the tension revolving around airline rights. As first reported by Reuters late Friday, the U.S. government alleged that the Chinese government is making […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT watchdog shuffle alarms lawmakers

May 20, 2020

Via: Politico

DOT is the latest agency to get swept into the Trump administration’s moves against independent government watchdogs in recent months. Three high-ranking House Democrats on Tuesday demanded the reinstatement of Mitchell Behm, who they say was removed as acting DOT […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

May 19, 2020

Via: Wired

ACCUSE REPRESENTATIVE SETH Moulton of loving trains too much at your peril. Yes, the Massachusetts Democrat worked for a time on a high-speed-rail project in Texas, one that is now finally inching towards a groundbreaking ceremony. He’s pressed for a […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Tesla Reopens California Plant, Says It Has Alameda County’s Approval

May 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. told employees that a California county health official has now signed off on safety measures the company took last week at its car plant as it restarted production in defiance of the area’s shutdown order. The Alameda County […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Could TSA do temperature checks at airports?

May 15, 2020

Via: Politico

With airlines and the White House pushing for the agency to start conducting passenger temperature screenings, there are concerns on the Hill that it may not have the legal authority, our team scooped Thursday. A House Homeland Security aide told […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Worldwide, aviation tries to figure out the next step

May 14, 2020

Via: Politico

A collection of health and aviation groups, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, want to establish so-called public health corridors, in which steps have been taken to ensure passengers, crew, planes and airports are “COVID-19 free” to the extent possible. […]


Impact & Regulations

Uber’s Bid to Acquire Grubhub Draws Rebukes

May 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc.’s offer to buy Grubhub Inc. antagonized officials in Washington and major U.S. cities, who already were taking steps to limit the fees companies charge restaurants and regulate their treatment of workers. If a deal between the companies […]