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Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg announces $30.5B for public transportation systems

March 31, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Monday a total of $30.5 billion in federal funding would be available for the nation’s public transportation systems to help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of President […]


Impact & Regulations

Truck Parking Legislation Introduced in US House

March 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A bill designed to facilitate access to parking around the country for commercial vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act aims to ameliorate a shortage of available parking nationwide. For years, […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

A huge bipartisan opportunity for Congress is here, and it involves autonomous trucking

March 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

By Finch Fulton, Vice President of Policy and Strategy at Locomation and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the US Department of Transportation Developments in autonomous trucking regulations are so new that partisan lines have yet to harden. The […]


Infrastructure

Biden Economic Plan to Focus First on Infrastructure This Week

March 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care. White House […]


Vehicles

Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

March 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A bill designed to boost investments in vehicle infrastructure was recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators. The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act would aim to expand the alternative-fuel vehicle refueling property-investment tax credit to decrease costs for […]


Infrastructure

Senate Commerce Committee Chair Looks to Infrastructure Investments

March 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Approving massive investments for transportation projects would significantly improve the country’s economy, the chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee said at a hearing March 24. About a week before President Joe Biden unveils his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure policy plan, Sen. Maria […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT Begins Undoing Trump-Era Restrictions on Rulemaking

March 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation has begun the process of undoing a set of Trump-era regulations that ground agency work with industry to a halt and threatened to slow adoption of major policy goals of the Biden administration. DOT Secretary […]


Infrastructure

Biden Starts Infrastructure Bet With US Far Behind China

March 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden is betting that a multitrillion-dollar economic plan centered around infrastructure spending will do more than bolster an American economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic: It will ensure his country’s competitiveness against China for decades to come. “If […]


Infrastructure

Virginia DOT receive international award for P3 projects

March 23, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships have been named a Public Sector Procurer of the Year by industry publication P3 Bulletin. The 2020 P3 Awards recognized outstanding achievement in public-private partnerships throughout the Americas. […]


Impact & Regulations

A Year Later: ATA President Spear Reflects on Pandemic

March 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Last April, the White House hosted representatives of the trucking industry to recognize their contributions at a time when the pandemic already had afflicted segments of the economy. American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear was at that event alongside truck […]