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Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

June 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance. The Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Says Decision on Gas Tax Holiday May Come This Week

June 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden said June 20 that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” […]


Shipping

Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

June 20, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make some big decisions. […]


Shipping

Port Houston awards $429M in dredging contracts to widen channel

June 17, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Two contracts totaling $429.4 million for the dredging of the Houston ship channel have been awarded to Weeks Marine and Curtin Maritime Corp. The announcement was made during a special meeting of the port’s board of commissioners Friday. The commissioners […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advances aviation safety, capital investment and disaster recovery legislation

June 17, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Several bills advanced by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week included major attempts to revamp aircraft maintenance and the aerospace supply chain, among other measures. Passing the scrutiny of committee markup were the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards […]


Vehicles

Tesla Increases Prices Up to $6,000 Across Lineup

June 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. has increased prices across its lineup by as much as $6,000, Electrek reported, as global automakers grapple with surging costs for raw materials, particularly battery components. In at least its third hike this year, the electric car pioneer […]


Vehicles

Effect of EVs on gas cars

June 16, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

According to a recent Bloomberg article, electric vehicles are taking off even faster than expected and “are eating into the transportation system and taking bigger bites every year.” Soon, it predicted, the number of gas cars globally will start to […]


Infrastructure

Railroad, Union Labor Fight Moves Toward Biden Intervention

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major railroads, including Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co., and their unions remain at an impasse after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement, a move that will likely force President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene and […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Tells US Oil Refiners Record Profits ‘Not Acceptable’

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden told U.S. oil refiners that unprecedented profit margins are unacceptable and called for “immediate action” to improve capacity as the soaring price of gasoline feeds record inflation and fears of a recession. “At a time of war, […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The top Democrats on the House transportation panel highlighted workplace safety concerns across freight rail operations shortly after the Biden administration awarded the industry grants to alleviate supply chain woes. Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Donald Payne of […]