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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Oregon DOT Surveys Drivers Ahead of Local Road Usage Pilot

January 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Oregon Department of Transportation is in the process of determining whether interested Portland-area drivers are eligible to participate in a road usage pilot program. The Local Road Usage Charge Pilot is associated with OReGO, the state’s voluntary road usage […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Buttigieg Pledges to Make Transportation Systems COVID-Safe

January 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Transportation says he will focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the nation’s transportation systems if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “Safety is the foundation of the department’s […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Panel lists potential Washington airport expansion sites

January 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Washington state’s Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) has included within its recently released Phase I report a preliminary list of six airport sites possessing the potential for expansion. Arlington Municipal Airport, Bremerton National Airport, Paine Field, Sanderson Field Airport, Tacoma […]


Infrastructure

DOT awards $40 million in highway-railway crossing grants

January 15, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $40 million in grants to projects that improve highway-railway crossings. Although the grants are for commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, they could affect freight transportation flows in […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces nearly $530M for Phoenix rail project

January 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Wednesday that it had awarded $529.8 million in a federal grant to a Phoenix, Ariz., rail project. The 5.5-mile South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Project by Valley Metro in […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

USDOT awards nearly $50M in transportation grants

January 5, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced it had awarded nearly $50 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants Thursday. The grants will fund 10 projects that use advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure, Vehicles

Weekly diesel price increase marks longest run in almost 3 years

January 4, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The weekly Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration retail diesel price rose a half-cent per gallon this week, the ninth consecutive week it has posted a gain. The Monday price of $2.64 a gallon stands 36.8 cents more than the $2.372-per-gallon […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Texas terminal for refining and chemical shippers opens for business

December 8, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

Alpenglow Rail subsidiary USA Rail has a new railcar storage, switching and transloading logistic park near Port Arthur, Texas. The facility has received its first railcars and is open for business. Alpenglow Rail seeks to target refining and chemical shippers […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

California Transportation Commission approves $2B in new projects

December 7, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The California Transportation Commission approved more than $2 billion for 56 new projects across the state Thursday, which the commission says will create more than 100,000 jobs over the next several years. The projects focus on reducing traffic, improving goods […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Washington State light rail operating via carbon-free electricity

December 4, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Washington State officials are espousing the benefits of the Sound Transit Link light rail system operating via carbon-free electricity – becoming the first major light rail system to achieve the milestone. The accomplishment stems from a Sound Transit Link agreement […]