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Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

June 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance. The Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel Hits New Record at $5.718 a Gallon

June 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price for a gallon of diesel reached a new record high this week at $5.718 a gallon, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration June 13. EIA made survey changes to its methodology this week, […]


Shipping

Biden to Visit Busiest US Port as Union Talks Raise Risk of a New Logjam

June 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to avert another inflation-spawning logjam at the nation’s busiest seaport, just as the economy is starting to recover from the last one. Biden will visit the port of Los Angeles on Friday with the […]


Infrastructure

FHWA awards $8.9M through Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund

June 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded 51 tribes $8.9 million for 58 projects through the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund for fiscal year 2021. This includes 11 tribes that have not previously participated in the program. “There are projects […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate Committee Advances Fuel Markets Bill

May 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation designed to enhance market transparency and direct the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud or manipulation linked to inflating gasoline prices was approved by a Senate panel. The Commerce Committee on May 25 voted along party lines to advance […]


Impact & Regulations

House Passes Workforce Bill

May 23, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation meant to facilitate access to employment opportunities and training for individuals in the marketplace was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this month. Lawmakers voted 220-196 on the bill that would update the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act […]


Infrastructure

Cities Find Easier Access to Infrastructure Funds

May 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

While local communities have more access to federal infrastructure funds to improve transportation, rising project costs are creating difficulties. Leaders from four prominent organizations representing cities, counties and state legislatures gathered at a National League of Cities virtual briefing for […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate Confirms Senior USDOT Officials

May 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Nominees to fill senior roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation recently were confirmed by the Senate. John Putnam was approved to serve as general counsel, and Vicky Wassmer was approved as chief financial officer. The Senate also voted 75-22 […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Seeks Members for Transportation Equity Committee

May 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Department of Transportation is seeking nominations for members to serve on the agency’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity, an effort aimed at empowering communities to “have a meaningful voice in local and regional transportation decisions, and prevent discrimination.” The […]


Impact & Regulations

Pennsylvania legislation would modernize management of state’s public transportation systems

May 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Legislation soon to be introduced in the state Senate would modernize the management of the state’s public transportation systems. The legislation would update Title 74 to provide predictability in capital funding and increase local control in transit decisions. The bill […]