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Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces Amit Bose as new administrator of Federal Railroad Administration

January 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Bose was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, and served as Deputy Administrator when […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois railway project receives $18M in state funding for road overpass

December 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently authorized $18 million from the agency’s five-year Crossing Safety Improvement Plan to assist the city of Decatur in constructing a road overpass over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. track near Brush College Road. The commission also […]


Travel & Public Transit

Omicron Hits Carnival’s Near-Term Cruise Bookings

December 20, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Carnival Corp said on Monday Omicron has hurt near-term bookings, but demand for cruises late next year and 2023 suggest that the impact from new coronavirus variants could be shortlived. Shares of the company fell marginally after the cruise operator […]


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Wisconsin transit services receive nearly $4M in state, federal funding

December 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Local transit services for seniors and residents with disabilities will receive nearly $4 million in combined Wisconsin state and federal funds. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently administered $3.99 million to 50 agencies in rural and smaller urban areas […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT secures $4.5M refund agreement with Air Canada

November 29, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) announced it had reached a $4.5 million settlement agreement with Air Canada over American customer refunds. The refunds stem from an OACP action against the carrier for […]


Travel & Public Transit

FAA awards California airport grant to repair taxiways

October 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Ontario International Airport (ONT) an $11.4 million grant for the rehabilitation of its existing taxiways through the American Rescue Plan Act. The airport, located approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in […]


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NTSB calls for end to unsafe rail practice

October 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently urged Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration to stop using “train approach warning” as the sole method of on-track safety in areas covered by positive train control. The technique uses a designated watchmen […]


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Delta variant stifles domestic air travel demand, group says

October 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the recovery in air travel decelerated in August, due to government action in response to concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant. When comparing domestic travel numbers in August 2021 to air travel […]


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U.S. DOT announced $3.84 billion in loans for Washington State transit

September 21, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Friday it had provided a packages of loans worth up to $3.84 billion to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for six projects in Washington State. The Transportation Infrastructure Finance […]


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USDOT seeks carrier for Newark-Liberty airport

September 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently issued a notice seeking a low-cost or ultra-low cost carrier to operate 16 peak afternoon and evening runway slots at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The notice is in response to President Joe Biden’s executive […]