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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Republicans Unveil NEPA Reform Bill

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation aimed at updating the environmental review process related to infrastructure projects recently was introduced by House Republicans. The Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews, or BUILDER, Act seeks to reduce the costs of big-ticket projects to […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next […]


Vehicles

Tesla Falls on Musk Cautioning Battery Output Is Years Away

September 22, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Elon Musk tempered expectations for Tesla Inc.’s long-awaited battery day by cautioning that the company will unveil something that won’t be widely produced for two years. Tesla shares fell as much as 6% and were down 5.2% at $425.97 as […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Launches Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

September 21, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a panel consisting of commercial drivers to contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Chartered in 2006, MCSAC advises FMCSA leaders on motor carrier safety programs and regulations. MCSAC’s members […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

US senators introduce bill to enable resumption of cruising

September 21, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

As informed, the bill will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise […]


Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s LAVTA Named ‘Outstanding Public Transportation System’

September 16, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the selection of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. The annual award acknowledges excellence among public transportation providers in North […]


Shipping

Pan Ocean takes stake in US export grain terminal

September 15, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

Pan Ocean bought the 36.25 per cent stake from Japanese trading company Itochu, Yonhap News Agency reported. No financial details have been disclosed. With this move, Pan Ocean has become EGT’s second-largest shareholder. Although EGT has been listed a joint […]


Travel & Public Transit

AC Transit Launches New Health and Safety Plan

September 15, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) recently unveiled its reNEW Plan, a multi-prong action plan outlining the agency’s commitments to onboard health and safety. The reNEW Plan goes beyond the standards of the 30-member Bay Area Blue Ribbon Transit […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Big week for Boeing

September 14, 2020

Via: Politico

When it comes to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, two things are happening simultaneously in the next few weeks: Regulators around the world are nearing the end of their processes to approve the plane to fly again. And lawmakers in […]


Impact & Regulations

House Considers Electric Vehicles Legislation

September 14, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Senate-passed legislation meant to promote access to electric vehicles around the country will be under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives this month. A House companion bill sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna aims to provoke government agencies to buy […]