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Travel & Public Transit

5 things you should know about a potential rail strike

November 23, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

A rail strike — or a lockout by the railroads — could occur in early December if unions and railroads can’t reach a labor agreement that satisfies everyone. Congress has the ability to stop a strike. So why is it […]


Travel & Public Transit

Aviation drives Iowa’s economy, DOT report shows

November 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A new report from the Iowa Department of Transportation shows that the aviation industry in Iowa not only provides essential services but also is a driver of the state’s economy. Aviation’s Impact on Iowa’s Economy reports that aviation generates $6.4 […]


Travel & Public Transit

EIA diesel benchmark rises as other market factors point divergently

November 7, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Concern over diesel prices is beginning to rise in the market even as there are some indicators that may signal some moderation. The tight diesel market and the fact that inventories “days cover” is down to less than 26 — […]


Travel & Public Transit

Alaska DOT, city of Skagway to develop new facilities for Marine Highway System

November 3, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the Municipality of Skagway recently signed an agreement to develop new marine facilities for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and commercial and private marine businesses. The project aligns with […]


Travel & Public Transit

Locomotive machinist explains what’s at stake in rail contract negotiations

November 2, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

FreightWaves recently chatted with Josh Hartford, special assistant to the international president for the rail division of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – District 19 (IAM). Between Monday and Friday of this week, IAM members are voting […]


Travel & Public Transit

Industry Groups Urge White House to Intercede on Rail Talks

October 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A coalition of 322 organizations that relies on the nation’s Class I freight railroads wrote a letter to President Joe Biden Oct. 27, urging the White House and administration officials to continue to seek a settlement in the increasingly bitter […]


Travel & Public Transit

Ridership on public transportation inches toward pre-pandemic levels

September 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

According to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association, public transportation ridership rose to more than 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels in September. After falling significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, ridership has begun a climb back to pre-pandemic […]


Travel & Public Transit

Biden announces proposed rule to protect air traveling consumers

September 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden on Monday announced a new proposed rule to strengthen consumer protections for air travelers as they purchase tickets. Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel search websites would be required to disclose the first time an airfare […]


Travel & Public Transit

Idaho Transportation Board approves ‘unprecedented’ FY2023-2029 transportation plan

September 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Idaho Transportation Board approved the recommended fiscal years 2023-2029 Idaho Transportation Investment Program at its September meeting. The seven-year investment plan is updated and approved annually. It includes summarized preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction costs for each project […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $6.5M in research funding for bus safety projects

September 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it would make $6.5 million in research funding available for innovative transit bus automation demonstration projects that improve safety and efficiency. Projects might include strategies for avoiding collisions with […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Department announces $1.5B for 26 highway, rail improvement projects

September 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had awarded $1.5 billion in grants to 26 projects across the county to improve highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations. The grants, part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA), […]


Travel & Public Transit

Advice to merchant shipping from the men behind the cruise sector’s first zero emissions vessel

September 9, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology exist today to take merchant shipping to zero emissions, it just needs the hand of government, charterers and some pioneering shipowners to make it happen. That’s the message from two men responsible for one […]


Travel & Public Transit

Universities’ research aims to make railroads climate resilient

September 6, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

California wildfires that closed down portions of the Union Pacific and BNSF train networks for days. Severe flooding in the Midwest that damaged tracks. The extreme cold temperatures of Texas in February 2021 that caused considerable service disruptions on the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Consumer complaints on air travel up 270 percent over pre-pandemic levels

August 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, consumer air travel service complaints are up nearly 270 percent above what they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) for the month of June […]


Travel & Public Transit

Iowa Transportation Commission approves $8.3 million for aviation

August 11, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved $8.3 million for the fiscal year 2023 State Aviation Program, an initiative that supplements local and federal funding sources. A total of $5.4 million will fund the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Funding is from […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois DOT releases Aviation System Plan

August 8, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released the Illinois Aviation System Plan Thursday, the first comprehensive study of the state’s aviation goals and needs in more than 25 years. The plan identifies the short- and long-term needs and goals for […]


Travel & Public Transit

FRA issues proposed train safety, crew requirement rule

July 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it had issued a proposed rule on crew requirements for safety purposes. The new requirement would require two train crewmembers for over-the-road railroad operations, with some exceptions for […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

New Rule to Thwart Railroad Efforts to Cut Train Crews

July 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

OMAHA, Neb. — Railroads will be required to maintain two-person crews under a new rule announced July 27 that will thwart industry efforts to cut crews down to one person. The Federal Railroad Administration said in a rule published in […]


Travel & Public Transit

Iowa Transportation Commission approves $1.5M in transit funding

July 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1.5 million in funding for four public transit projects statewide through the Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program. The North Iowa Area Council of Governments in Mason City was approved for $200,000 for the replacement of […]


Travel & Public Transit

Organization sends Buttigieg letter, urging safe summer travel

June 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Airlines for America (A4A) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio recently sent U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg a letter, urging airline operations remain safe and reliable over the summer travel season. Calio stated the industry is doing everything possible to […]