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Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airports, airlines split over temperature checks

May 27, 2020

Via: Politico

The Airports Council International is warning that screening passengers for coronavirus symptoms at airports could create crowding and long lines, which “would be counterproductive in terms of physical distancing, and also create unnecessary concerns about the safety of the aviation […]


Shipping

Port of Helsinki to temporarily lay off its entire personnel

May 21, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“Because of this, we have been forced to start extensive cost reductions. As a part of the reduction plan, the Port of Helsinki Ltd and its employees have agreed that the Port’s personnel will be temporarily dismissed,” the port said […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Tesla Reopens California Plant, Says It Has Alameda County’s Approval

May 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. told employees that a California county health official has now signed off on safety measures the company took last week at its car plant as it restarted production in defiance of the area’s shutdown order. The Alameda County […]


Shipping

COVID-19 could be driving force to decarbonise shipping before 2050

May 15, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“The coronavirus could be the driving force enabling us to achieve the decarbonisation goals even before 2050,” Aleixendri pointed out, explaining that one possible way to cut emissions today is wind propulsion. Her Catalan start-up does its share to make […]


Impact & Regulations

Uber’s Bid to Acquire Grubhub Draws Rebukes

May 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc.’s offer to buy Grubhub Inc. antagonized officials in Washington and major U.S. cities, who already were taking steps to limit the fees companies charge restaurants and regulate their treatment of workers. If a deal between the companies […]


Impact & Regulations

House Democrats Propose $15 Billion for State Highway Programs

May 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The country’s transportation agencies would receive a funding boost in a coronavirus economic relief measure House Democrats unveiled May 12. A $3 trillion bill prepared by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s caucus would provide $15 billion for transportation departments at states and […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

CARES Act help never came for Miami Air

May 12, 2020

Via: Politico

A Florida-based charter airline is going out of business, costing hundreds of employees their jobs, and workers say the Trump administration is to blame. Miami Air International had filed for bankruptcy in March but told employees it was ending operations […]


Impact & Regulations

Musk Emerges as Loud Reopen Proponent With Tesla Threats

May 11, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. asserts that restarting its operations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t make the company an outlier, nor is it going against the grain. But its CEO’s handling of the health crisis has been anything but ordinary. […]


Travel & Public Transit

Bus Industry Seeks More Recovery Relief

May 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers allocated $61 billion to airlines, $25 billion to transit and $1 billion for Amtrak in the roughly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package, but the motorcoach industry, which includes charter buses, private transit buses and passenger buses, said […]


Travel & Public Transit

Port of Seattle shelves cruise terminal development amid COVID-19 uncertainties

April 30, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The cruise industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic especially on the back of the suspension of global sailings that have quashed cruise liners’ earnings. Global liners have predominantly had to postpone their sailings until June awaiting clearance from […]