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Travel & Public Transit

June US Class I rail headcount flat even as volumes grow

July 27, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

June employment levels at the U.S. operations of the Class I railroads were roughly flat with May, growing 0.8% amid a 21% growth in U.S. rail volumes. Headcount at Class I U.S. rail operations totaled 115,931 employees in June, according […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airports in West Deal With Shortage of Jet Fuel

July 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA finds more Americans riding public transportation

July 23, 2021

Via: FTA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said Wednesday that more American’s are riding public transit now than last year. According to the FTA, transit ridership is up more than 80 percent over early 2020 levels. “That’s why […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA announces Request for Information on high-priority transit safety concerns

July 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it would be posting a Request for Information (RFI) to get feedback from transit riders and transit agencies to identify high-priority safety concerns so the agency can better address […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces proposal to require airlines to refund fees for missing bags, services

July 13, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Friday that it was proposing a new rule that would require airlines to refund fees for checked bags and ancillary services if consumers pay for services they do not receive. According to the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Commercial, general aviation airports contribute $1.63B to West Virginia economy

July 7, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Commercial and general aviation airports contributed approximately $1.63 billion in revenue to the West Virginian economy and created more than 10,000 jobs, according to a study commissioned by the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission. Additionally, visitors to the state’s airports spent […]


Travel & Public Transit

Texas Transportation Commission approves $89M in funding for state transit

July 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an $89 million in transit funding, representing the largest transit agency funding initiative at one time. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials noted that $54 million of the funding is sourced from the federal […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Rail-related projects included in $905M infrastructure grants

July 1, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A handful of freight rail-related projects have received federal funding from a popular infrastructure grant program. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states via the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary program. […]


Travel & Public Transit

FAA awards nationwide airports $8B in relief grants

June 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded hundreds of airports $8 billion in grants through the Airport Rescue Grants program created in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Funding will be used to help U.S. airports recover from the […]


Travel & Public Transit

US extends COVID-19 travel restrictions with Mexico and Canada

June 22, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Land and ferry border crossings between the United States, Canada and Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21. U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) announced the border closure extension Monday. Commercial trucks will continue to move freely […]