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Impact & Regulations

USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

November 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure. The Department of Transportation and the White House outlined guidance to assist stakeholders seeking to enhance workforce programs. The administration’s efforts, announced this month, are […]


Travel & Public Transit

Biden announces proposed rule to protect air traveling consumers

September 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden on Monday announced a new proposed rule to strengthen consumer protections for air travelers as they purchase tickets. Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel search websites would be required to disclose the first time an airfare […]


Vehicles

EV charging network moves forward in all 50 states

September 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy announced the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have been approved under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The […]


Infrastructure

Transportation Committee Republicans to hold roundtable on inflation, infrastructure

July 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a roundtable July 14 with key industry stakeholders to discuss inflation’s impact on America’s infrastructure, U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) said. Graves, the ranking member of the T&I committee, said […]


Shipping

Port of Baltimore nets $15.6M to bolster intermodal rail yards

June 1, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The Port of Baltimore has been awarded $15.6 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to improve intermodal rail yard infrastructure at the port. The improvements will include the construction of four working rail tracks totaling 17,670 track feet and two […]


Infrastructure

FreightWaves Classics/Infrastructure: I-40 is a key east-west highway

May 2, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

This is the latest in an intermittent FreightWaves Classics series about the U.S. Interstate Highway System (IHS). The series began with a profile of Interstate 2 (I-2) and has covered each interstate in numerical order. Today’s article profiles Interstate 40 […]


Infrastructure

Wisconsin to invest $282.9 million on infrastructure

May 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance recently approved Gov. Steven Evers’ plan to invest $282.9 million on infrastructure. This was the final step necessary before the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) can use the funds. Funding is via the state’s […]


Shipping

USA Truck Reports Earnings, Revenue Growth for Q1

April 29, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

USA Truck posted increased year-over-year profits and revenue during the first quarter, the company reported April 28. The Van Buren, Ark.-based motor carrier posted net income of $13.1 million, or $1.45 a diluted share, for the three months ending March […]


Infrastructure

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 […]


Shipping

U.S. national labs seek industry input on infrastructure upgrades for marine energy testing

February 21, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Sandia National Laboratories are currently analyzing the testing needs that can be addressed by upgrades and expansions to marine energy testing infrastructure. In that regard, the laboratories have […]


Infrastructure

USDOT releases toolkit to help rural communities build out EV charging infrastructure

February 4, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation released a guide Wednesday to help rural communities take advantage of federal funding to build out electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. The guide, Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure, […]


Infrastructure

Rep. Graves requests IIJA implementation briefing from Infrastructure Task Force leadership

January 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (D-MO), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, asked White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu for a full Committee briefing on the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), […]


Infrastructure

DOT Dedicates $27 Billion to Bridge Repairs Nationwide

January 14, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation is allocating $26.5 billion for repairs to bridges around the country in what the White House is calling the nation’s largest investment in bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. The Bridge Replacement, […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure money: ‘Informed risks’ to help guide rollout

January 10, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

With an unprecedented $567 billion it will be receiving from the new bipartisan infrastructure law — much of it to help unclog supply chain bottlenecks — the U.S. Department of Transportation is girding itself for the increased scrutiny it expects […]


Infrastructure

Senate Keeps Social Infrastructure Budget on Radar

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Federal lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this month to resume consideration of President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure budget as the White House continues to respond to a national supply chain crisis. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), aiming to advance […]


Shipping

Oregon lawmakers urge funding for port infrastructure

December 10, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Oregon’s Congressional delegation recently sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Management and Budget urging funding for the state’s port infrastructure as the Army Corps implements the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of […]


Infrastructure

Republican members of T&I Committee call for halt to ‘regulatory roadblocks’

November 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Republican leaders in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are calling on President Joe Biden’s Administration to stop inserting what they call “regulatory roadblocks.” Sam Graves (R-MO), the committee’s ranking member, and other committee Republicans wrote in a letter to the […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure: The money is there but the clock is ticking

November 22, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Now that President Joe Biden has signed into law the biggest investment in freight transportation in 65 years, the question turns to how quickly the money can reconnect the links of a broken supply chain. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]


Infrastructure

USDOT Awards $1B Grants for Infrastructure Projects

November 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Infrastructure projects around the country linked to freight and passenger networks were awarded nearly $1 billion in federal grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg indicated the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity […]


Infrastructure

Biden Pushes Electric Vehicle Chargers, Infrastructure

November 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden punched the accelerator on a battery-powered Hummer on Nov. 17, causing the wheels to squeal and the truck to jet forward as he tried to drive the country toward an electric vehicle future. The engine was quiet […]