Tag: federal government


Study unveils policy insights for reshoring EV battery production

June 14, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

With the federal government incentivizing the expansion of domestic electric-vehicle battery manufacturing, a new Cornell University study examines the long-term energy and sustainability prospects of U.S. production, and highlights policy approaches for building a more resilient battery supply chain. EV […]

Impact & Regulations

Georgia Senate Backs Higher Truck Weights

March 24, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

The Georgia state Senate on March 23 approved a measure that would temporarily allow heavier trucks on Georgia roads. State law limits trucks to 80,000 pounds, though vehicles carrying certain products are allowed to weigh up to 84,000 pounds. House […]

Impact & Regulations

Former DC Transportation Director Gabe Klein to lead Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation announced Gabe Klein, former head of the Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, will take the helm of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Klein, who also served as Commissioner of the Chicago […]


Buttigieg Tells States to Consider Safety for Road Projects

March 2, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The federal government has a fresh warning to states seeking billions of dollars from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law to widen roads: Protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists or risk losing funds. In a new report submitted to Congress […]

Impact & Regulations

Senators Propose Fuel-Tax Holiday Amid Funding Debate

February 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Congressional lawmakers are proposing measures that include a suspension of the federal gas tax to stave off soaring prices at the pump, and are considering other remedies to ease inflationary price increases as Congress averted a federal government shutdown by […]

Impact & Regulations

Biden Appoints Slew of DOT Officials

January 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden has appointed Meera Joshi to serve as deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Joshi’s appointment Jan. 21, the day after Biden’s inauguration. Joshi represents one of 40 people […]

Impact & Regulations

FAST Act’s Yearlong Extension Signed Into Law

October 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The law governing the country’s transportation operations was extended for a year after President Donald Trump’s recent signing of a temporary funding measure that averts a shutdown of the federal government. The stopgap appropriations law funds the government through Dec. […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Who’s Regulating Self-Driving Cars? Often, No One

November 27, 2019

Via: Wired

A few hundred self-driving cars are undergoing testing on American roads today, using advanced technology to journey down highways, stop at red lights, and avoid pedestrians and cyclists—except when they don’t. More than 60 companies are registered to test in […]

Impact & Regulations

White House tries to revive air traffic control spinoff plan

June 22, 2018

Via: Politico

The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a far-reaching proposal to reorganize the federal government, with four pages dedicated to our favorite department. The document makes clear that the administration still wants air traffic control operations taken out of the FAA, […]