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Are you overspending on driver training?

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Recruiting drivers is becoming more difficult. With the country navigating a weakening economy, companies industry wide are struggling to hire and retain drivers. According to Andrei Zakhareuski, CEO of Driving Tests, rising attrition rates across the industry can and will […]


Infrastructure

Inflation means Biden’s infrastructure package gets less bang for the buck

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Road, rail and port projects may have to be curtailed or delayed because of the effect that rising inflation is having on the purchasing power of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill enacted last year. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act […]


Infrastructure

Railroad, Union Labor Fight Moves Toward Biden Intervention

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major railroads, including Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co., and their unions remain at an impasse after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement, a move that will likely force President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene and […]


Infrastructure

FHWA awards $8.9M through Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund

June 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded 51 tribes $8.9 million for 58 projects through the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund for fiscal year 2021. This includes 11 tribes that have not previously participated in the program. “There are projects […]


Infrastructure

House Transportation Leaders Call for Truck Parking Funding

June 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the nation’s top transportation officer to increase resources for the expansion of parking facilities for truck drivers. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Passes Water Infrastructure Bill

June 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A bill that would authorize dozens of water infrastructure projects and studies was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 8. By a vote of 384 to 37, the chamber approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, […]


Infrastructure

cat NYC-Area Bridges, Tunnels Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

May 24, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Traffic at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s bridges and tunnels has returned to pre-pandemic levels, partly due to changes in traveling habits, said Rick Cotton, the agency’s executive director. “At the bridges and tunnels, the volumes […]


Infrastructure

Cities Find Easier Access to Infrastructure Funds

May 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

While local communities have more access to federal infrastructure funds to improve transportation, rising project costs are creating difficulties. Leaders from four prominent organizations representing cities, counties and state legislatures gathered at a National League of Cities virtual briefing for […]


Infrastructure

FreightWaves Classics/Infrastructure: I-40 is a key east-west highway

May 2, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

This is the latest in an intermittent FreightWaves Classics series about the U.S. Interstate Highway System (IHS). The series began with a profile of Interstate 2 (I-2) and has covered each interstate in numerical order. Today’s article profiles Interstate 40 […]


Infrastructure

Wisconsin to invest $282.9 million on infrastructure

May 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance recently approved Gov. Steven Evers’ plan to invest $282.9 million on infrastructure. This was the final step necessary before the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) can use the funds. Funding is via the state’s […]