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Pennsylvania targets statewide electric vehicle use

February 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania state officials said $936,000 in grant funding through the Commonwealth’s national settlement share with Volkswagen Group of America would be used to help expand statewide electric vehicle use. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently outlined plans to […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $76M in airport improvement grants

February 23, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FY2021 Airport Improvement Program grants would provide $76 million for improvements to three international airports. The first installment of the approximately $3.2 billion in funding will go to […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Virginia lawmakers adopt clean car standards

February 23, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The grassroots environmental organization Sierra Club is espousing the benefits of the Virginia legislature passing a measure adopting clean car standards, joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia. HB 1965 directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation Republicans Urge Bipartisan Policymaking

February 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Although Democrats have the votes to send to the White House legislation sans Republicans, albeit procedurally, there’s been talk about bipartisanship on the major stuff. During his inaugural address, President Joe Biden pointed to bipartisanship as a pillar for governance. […]


Infrastructure

What’s the tea on infrastructure funding?

February 22, 2021

Via: Politico

The White House says its attention is squarely on Covid relief, but talk in Washington is slowly but surely starting to shift to infrastructure. Last week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that “probably tax increases” would be used to pay […]


Vehicles

Ford to Go All Electric in Europe by 2030

February 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Ford announced a major push into electric vehicles in Europe, vowing to convert its entire passenger car lineup on the continent to electrics by 2030. Ford will spend $1 billion to revamp its factory in Cologne, Germany, and make it […]


Vehicles

Revel introduces a $99-a-month e-bike subscription for NYC residents

February 16, 2021

Via: The Verge

Electric moped rental company Revel is expanding its product lineup to include monthly e-bike subscriptions for residents of New York City. It’s the latest company to try to capitalize on the e-bike boom by shifting to a Netflix or Spotify […]


Shipping

ITF: Shipping companies should step up and end ordeal of seafarers stuck off China

February 16, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

The industry body is aware that the endavour would cost millions of dollars, however, the ITF believes this is the right thing to do. MSC has set an example for the industry with the recent solution for crew relief of […]


Infrastructure

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advances Biden’s relief legislation

February 15, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced out of committee nearly $100 billion in aid as part of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. “By approving this legislation, our Committee is moving forward with providing much-needed […]


Shipping

Transocean adds more work to backlog, retires Leiv Eiriksson rig

February 15, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

In a fleet status report published last Friday, Transocean said that, as of 12 February, the company’s total backlog was approximately $7.8 billion. When it comes to new deals, the fleet status report shows that Petrobras exercised a 680-day option […]