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Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces Amit Bose as new administrator of Federal Railroad Administration

January 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Bose was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, and served as Deputy Administrator when […]


Shipping

Supply Chain Bottlenecks, COVID Expected to Slow Global Growth

January 11, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy, blaming continuing outbreaks of COVID-19, a reduction in government economic support and ongoing bottlenecks in global supply chains. The 189-country, anti-poverty agency forecasts worldwide economic growth of 4.1% this […]


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 […]


Impact & Regulations

Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules

January 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Supreme Court appears divided on legal challenges centering on the scope and federal authority of the Biden administration’s sweeping proposed COVID vaccine mandate, which would require private-sector firms to vaccinate or test tens of millions of employees. In a […]


Infrastructure

States Raise Tolls in Response to Budget Issues

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

In an effort to avert financial shortfalls for highway programs due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of states have raised their tolls for cars and trucks, effective Jan. 1. Those tolling authorities announcing increases include states with heavy freight […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois railway project receives $18M in state funding for road overpass

December 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently authorized $18 million from the agency’s five-year Crossing Safety Improvement Plan to assist the city of Decatur in constructing a road overpass over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. track near Brush College Road. The commission also […]


Infrastructure

District DOT announces preferred design for Connecticut Avenue project

December 17, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced its selection for the preferred redesign concept for the Connecticut Avenue NW project. The project will remove the reversible rush-hour lanes and add one-way, protected bicycle lanes on the east and west […]


Travel & Public Transit

Wisconsin transit services receive nearly $4M in state, federal funding

December 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Local transit services for seniors and residents with disabilities will receive nearly $4 million in combined Wisconsin state and federal funds. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently administered $3.99 million to 50 agencies in rural and smaller urban areas […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT invites public comment on FY2022-2026 Strategic Framework

December 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Monday it is asking the public to comment on its goals and priorities for the next five years. In light of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOT said it would be updating its […]


Impact & Regulations

South Dakota Freight Project Awarded $22M USDOT Grant

November 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The South Dakota Department of Transportation was recently awarded a federal grant for a corridor essential to the region’s flow of freight, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced. A $22 million grant was provided for connectivity and safety upgrades meant […]