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Infrastructure

With Road Projects on the Rise, Experts Offer Work Zone Tips

December 1, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Thanks to the infrastructure funding bill, badly needed improvements to the nation’s roadways and bridges will be underway in large numbers next year. This work brings with it a corresponding increase in construction work zones, which demand caution from drivers […]


Travel & Public Transit

5 things you should know about a potential rail strike

November 23, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

A rail strike — or a lockout by the railroads — could occur in early December if unions and railroads can’t reach a labor agreement that satisfies everyone. Congress has the ability to stop a strike. So why is it […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel Dips 2¢ to $5.313 a Gallon

November 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price of diesel dipped 2 cents to $5.313 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 14. A gallon of diesel now costs $1.579 more than it did at this time in 2021. Of the […]


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

Aviation drives Iowa’s economy, DOT report shows

November 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A new report from the Iowa Department of Transportation shows that the aviation industry in Iowa not only provides essential services but also is a driver of the state’s economy. Aviation’s Impact on Iowa’s Economy reports that aviation generates $6.4 […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. Transportation Department awards $25M infrastructure grant to Camden City, N.J.

November 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Camden City, N.J., a $25 million Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for improving infrastructure between the Port of Camden and Interstate-676. The project will expand access to the Port of Camden and help […]


Travel & Public Transit

Alaska DOT, city of Skagway to develop new facilities for Marine Highway System

November 3, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the Municipality of Skagway recently signed an agreement to develop new marine facilities for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and commercial and private marine businesses. The project aligns with […]


Travel & Public Transit

Locomotive machinist explains what’s at stake in rail contract negotiations

November 2, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

FreightWaves recently chatted with Josh Hartford, special assistant to the international president for the rail division of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – District 19 (IAM). Between Monday and Friday of this week, IAM members are voting […]


Infrastructure

Michigan receives $1.56 billion for infrastructure

October 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently allocated $1.56 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Michigan. A total of $54 million will be used on highway safety programs that improve the safety of Michigan’s transportation system; $363 million will be […]


Infrastructure

Oklahoma DOT approves newest update of Construction Work Plan

October 5, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced the first approval of the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan since the plan’s adoption 20 years ago, the department said Monday. The plan contains $8.4 billion worth of needed transportation improvement projects, the department said […]


Travel & Public Transit

Ridership on public transportation inches toward pre-pandemic levels

September 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

According to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association, public transportation ridership rose to more than 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels in September. After falling significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, ridership has begun a climb back to pre-pandemic […]


Infrastructure

Senate advances bill incentivizing efficient airport construction

September 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A bill introduced by U.S. Sens Todd Young (R-IN), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would incentivize more efficient construction at airports advanced through the Senate Wednesday night. The legislation, the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, would […]


Travel & Public Transit

Idaho Transportation Board approves ‘unprecedented’ FY2023-2029 transportation plan

September 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Idaho Transportation Board approved the recommended fiscal years 2023-2029 Idaho Transportation Investment Program at its September meeting. The seven-year investment plan is updated and approved annually. It includes summarized preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction costs for each project […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $6.5M in research funding for bus safety projects

September 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it would make $6.5 million in research funding available for innovative transit bus automation demonstration projects that improve safety and efficiency. Projects might include strategies for avoiding collisions with […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces agency partnerships connecting small businesses to infrastructure programs

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to help small and […]


Infrastructure

Michigan receives $104.7M for I-375 project

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the Michigan Department of Transportation a $104.7 million grant through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the I-375 project in Detroit. The goal of the project is to rebuild the Black Bottom […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Administration unveils interagency commitment to cut emissions, reduce costs

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Biden Administration announced Friday it had organized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between four federal agencies that will accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. According to the White House, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Department announces $1.5B for 26 highway, rail improvement projects

September 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had awarded $1.5 billion in grants to 26 projects across the county to improve highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations. The grants, part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA), […]


Travel & Public Transit

Universities’ research aims to make railroads climate resilient

September 6, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

California wildfires that closed down portions of the Union Pacific and BNSF train networks for days. Severe flooding in the Midwest that damaged tracks. The extreme cold temperatures of Texas in February 2021 that caused considerable service disruptions on the […]


Impact & Regulations

Transportation spending unchanged as reconciliation passes Senate

August 8, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Senate Democrats passed their signature climate, tax and health care package Sunday afternoon, Marianne LeVine, Burgess Everett and Jordain Carney report, despite some last-second changes to adjust corporate minimum tax provisions. The bill includes billions in transportation-related spending, most notably […]