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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 […]


Shipping

Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

June 20, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make some big decisions. […]


Infrastructure

Railroad, Union Labor Fight Moves Toward Biden Intervention

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major railroads, including Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co., and their unions remain at an impasse after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement, a move that will likely force President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene and […]


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 […]


Shipping

Maersk supply vessels to continue ocean plastic clean-up work

May 25, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

Since 2018, Maersk Supply Service has project managed and delivered offshore campaigns for The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch green tech non-profit organisation developing and scaling plastic-harvesting technologies to rid the oceans of floating plastic. In May 2021, Maersk Supply Service […]


Shipping

Senators demand regulators take action on freight rail service disruptions

May 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators representing major agricultural and energy-producing states is demanding that the Surface Transportation Board take action on inadequate freight rail service. A Monday letter addressed to STB Chairman Marty Oberman comes as four U.S. Class […]


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 […]