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Travel & Public Transit

Congressmen call on Transportation Department to deny possible foreign air carrier permit from Norse Atlantic Airways

April 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen (D-WA), chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday to deny Norse Atlantic Airways a foreign air […]


Travel & Public Transit

Ridesharing intensifies urban road congestion

March 31, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Transport Network Companies (TNCs) or ridesharing companies have gained widespread popularity across much of the world, with more and more cities adopting the phenomenon. While ridesharing has been credited with being more environmentally friendly than taxis and private vehicles, is […]


Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg announces $30.5B for public transportation systems

March 31, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Monday a total of $30.5 billion in federal funding would be available for the nation’s public transportation systems to help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of President […]


Travel & Public Transit

Nevada DOT launches bus service between Las Vegas, Fallon/Fernley, and Reno

March 17, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Salt Lake Express launched service Monday between Reno, Fallon/Fernley, and Las Vegas. The goal is to increase mobility and expand regional intercity transit. NDOT administers approximately $10 million in Federal Transit Administration funds […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces $250 Million for Local Transportation

March 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker recently announced $250 million in grants to support local transportation projects. Pritzker announced the grants, which are directed to counties, municipalities and townships, in DeKalb County on March 11. DeKalb is about 65 miles west […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Aid Included in COVID-19 Relief Bill

March 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Aid for transportation programs around the country was approved as part of the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden on March 11. The new round of federal emergency aid, backed primarily by Democrats, is meant […]


Travel & Public Transit

Minnesota DOT accepting applications for rail service improvement grants

March 10, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said it is accepting applications for grants to improve freight rail service that supports economic development through March 31. The $4 million in general obligation bonds were approved during the state’s 2020 special legislative session. […]


Travel & Public Transit

GAMA applauds introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Act

March 2, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauded the introduction of legislation designed to coordinate the federal government’s response to advanced air mobility. On Friday, U.S. Reps Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and […]


Travel & Public Transit

Funds to aid Silver Line Rail Project in Dallas

March 1, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) officials said a $908 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan would aid Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Silver Line Regional Rail Project. The funding allotment via the Build America Bureau serves as the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Bill seeks to advance transportation system technologies

February 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) recently reintroduced the Strengthening Methods to Advance Research and Technology (SMART) in Transportation Act, which he would bolster transportation system technologies. “Throughout our history, central Ohio has always led our country in smart mobility and advanced […]