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Impact & Regulations

Senate Passes Measure to Avoid Rail Strike

December 1, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Moving quickly to help avert a rail workers strike that would have cost the national economy an estimated $2 billion per day, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 1 advanced a tentative labor agreement between railroads and their employees. Senators on […]


Shipping

Rail workers frustrated, hopeful as Congress moves to avert strike

November 30, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Nearly 115,000 railroaders were closely following two votes Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives after President Joe Biden called on Congress to immediately pass legislation to avert a rail strike. The House voted 290-137 Wednesday to avert a possible […]


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 […]


Infrastructure

Study Says Charging Network Isn’t on Pace With Electric Truck Development

November 14, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

In December, Tesla Inc. plans to deliver the first of its electric Semi trucks — able to haul a full 40 ton-load some 500 miles on a single charge. These massive batteries-on-wheels may accelerate the transition to electrified transport, but […]


Shipping

Regional Rail expands footprint to include western Canada

November 11, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Short-line owner and operator Regional Rail has acquired freight rail assets in western Canada from grain company G3 Canada. The acquisition from Winnipeg, Manitoba-based G3 Canada, which operates a network of grain elevators and port terminals, includes the Great Sandhills […]


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 […]


Shipping

PS Logistics adds Mississippi carrier, broker to portfolio

November 10, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

PS Logistics subsidiary P&S Transportation announced Thursday it has acquired the transportation assets of Clay’s Transport and Clay’s Logistics. The two entities, collectively known as Clay’s, are based in Brookhaven, Mississippi, providing flatbed transportation and brokerage services throughout the Southeast. […]


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 […]


Shipping

Governments around the globe spur creation of green corridors

November 8, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

Green shipping corridors are specific maritime routes decarbonised from end to end, including both land-side infrastructure and vessels. Setting up such routes involves using zero-emission fuel or energy, putting in place refuelling or recharging infrastructure at ports, and deploying zero-emission […]


Shipping

Supply Chain Woes Accelerate Reshoring, Nearshoring Trend

November 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by supply chain disruptions around the world has sparked a resurgence of companies bringing sourcing and manufacturing back to the United States or closer to U.S. shores. While the pandemic continues to be […]


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 […]


Infrastructure

Utah Receives $800,000 Grant to Assess 40 Bridges on I-84

November 2, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Utah is receiving an $800,000 federal grant to determine how to repair or rebuild 40 at-risk bridges along a rural freight corridor. The Federal Highway Administration planning grant was awarded to the Interstate 84 Uintah Junction to Echo Junction Feasibility […]


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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

Industry Groups Urge White House to Intercede on Rail Talks

October 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A coalition of 322 organizations that relies on the nation’s Class I freight railroads wrote a letter to President Joe Biden Oct. 27, urging the White House and administration officials to continue to seek a settlement in the increasingly bitter […]


Impact & Regulations

Over 300 trade groups press White House to avoid potential rail strike

October 28, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Over 300 national- and state-level trade associations are pressing President Joe Biden to work with railroad unions and their employers to ratify all outstanding tentative labor agreements in order to prevent “a rail shutdown [that] would have a significant impact […]


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 […]


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 […]