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Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airlines united against hypothetical distancing mandate

May 28, 2020

Via: Politico

Airlines are united against any federal social distancing requirements, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. The latest effort came Wednesday from a trade group representing ultra low-cost carriers like Frontier and Spirit, which urged DOT to push back on “any federal regulatory […]


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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

Veovo unveils social distancing solution for passenger rail

May 27, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Veovo introduced its Passenger Density Management solution, designed to assist rail and metro operators in measuring, understanding, and managing crowd density to support social distancing. COVID-19 lockdowns have meant that train and rapid transit stations around the globe have seen […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

DOT warns China over airline access

May 26, 2020

Via: Politico

The Transportation Department is at the center of the latest conflict between the U.S. and China, with the tension revolving around airline rights. As first reported by Reuters late Friday, the U.S. government alleged that the Chinese government is making […]


Shipping

World’s largest construction vessel gets first-ever drone delivery

May 26, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The Pioneering Spirit is currently moored at Alexiahaven in preparation of upcoming offshore activities. The vessel is 382 meters long and 124 meters wide and hosts an international crew of 570. The Port of Rotterdam said last Friday that this […]


Travel & Public Transit

RTA identifies costs, potential funding strategies for Metra service improvements

May 20, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently completed a study of potential service improvements along Metra’s North Central Service (NCS) line and the feasibility of various funding mechanisms to support those improvements. The RTA partnered with the Village of Mundelein, the […]


Vehicles

Americans Still Skeptical of Self-Driving Cars, Poll Shows

May 19, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Nearly half of Americans say they would not get in a self-driving taxi, according to a poll commissioned by the advocacy group Partners for Automated Vehicle Education. The poll, conducted online in February and March by SurveyUSA, found widespread skepticism […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

May 19, 2020

Via: Wired

ACCUSE REPRESENTATIVE SETH Moulton of loving trains too much at your peril. Yes, the Massachusetts Democrat worked for a time on a high-speed-rail project in Texas, one that is now finally inching towards a groundbreaking ceremony. He’s pressed for a […]


Infrastructure

FRA report looks at PTC progress

May 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31, 2020, as required by Congress. Based on railroads’ First Quarter 2020 […]


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 […]