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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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

FreightWaves Classics: Exploring the history of U.S. railroads

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

As profiled in an earlier Flashback Friday article, the railroad was first developed in Great Britain. Although they developed later in the United States than in England, wooden railroads were also built in the American colonies. These early railroads used […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $173M grant for Indiana rail project

January 11, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday that it would be providing $173 million in grant funding for a second track project in northwest Indiana. The FTA said it had reached a grant agreement with the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airlines reinstate collection of federal excise tax for air cargo

January 8, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Airlines operating in the U.S. are once again collecting the federal excise tax on freight shipments that were suspended for most of last year to help the industry survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The $2.2 trillion economic […]


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, Travel & Public Transit

FAA announces new airport grant program

January 5, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

As part of the second Coronavirus relief act, more than $2 billion in funds will be awarded to U.S. airports and concessions, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Dec. 31. The grant program, part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

U.S. representatives introduce Transit Parity Resolution

December 17, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

More than 30 members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), introduced legislation on Thursday calling for equal funding for transit and highways. Called the Transit Parity Resolution, the legislation would […]


Travel & Public Transit

CCW Lands Oregon Remanufacturing Contract

December 16, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Complete Coach Works (CCW) was recently awarded a contract from Yamhill County Transit (Yamhill Transit) to supply three 30-foot and two 35-foot remanufactured GILLIG buses. In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic essential businesses, including public transit agencies, implemented safety […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces administrative relief for transit agencies during pandemic

December 15, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Friday that it would take additional action to improve access to grant funding and provide relief from some regulator and administrative requirements. Specifically, the agency said, FTA will extend access […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Pete Buttigieg to Get DOT Secretary Nomination

December 15, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to nominate former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to head the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to published reports. As transportation secretary, he would play a large role in Biden’s push for a bipartisan infrastructure package. […]