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Infrastructure

Michigan DOT launches new virtual tool to track bridge bundling initiative

July 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now using an online tool that allows the public to track the state’s initiative to bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective. The bridge bundling initiative also addresses multiple local agency […]


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 […]


Infrastructure

Kansas Leaders Award $23 Million for Road Improvement Projects

July 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced $23 million has been awarded to support road improvement projects in 36 cities across the state. The funding, meant specifically to assist with highway and intersection projects, was issued as part of the Kansas Department […]


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 […]


Shipping

Preferred stock in the shipping sector

July 22, 2021

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

There has been an increasing trend for private equity investments in the shipping sector to take the form of preferred stock in either publicly listed or private companies, rather than through a more traditional method of establishing a joint venture […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure Bill Expected to Fail First Test Vote

July 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Senate Republicans expected on July 21 to reject an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden, though supporters are hoping they’ll get another chance in coming days. A vote was expected […]


Shipping

Disruption caused by flooding to European railway networks

July 20, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Railway operators and transport companies have released further information on the extent of system disruptions following the flooding events last week in Germany and Belgium. The North Sea Mediterranean corridor has been disrupted. Infrabel published an overview of the affected […]


Shipping

Container shipping faces the brunt of new European emissions rules

July 20, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Maritime is having to contend with the splintering of environmental regulations following last week’s proposal by the European Commission of a cap and trade system for shipping emissions. Analysis carried by Splash today shows that of the three main shipping […]


Impact & Regulations

Safety panel: Government conflict on pay rules hurts driver retention

July 19, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A long-standing gap between how the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor view driver wages must be bridged before the trucking industry will have a shot at curing its chronic driver retention problem, according to a […]


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 […]