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Infrastructure

Biden White House Proposes NEPA Guidance Updates

October 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A proposal to restore certain environmental review guidelines for infrastructure projects that were modified by the Trump administration was announced by the Biden White House. In a proposed rule issued this month by the Council on Environmental Quality, agencies would […]


Shipping

Euronav tanker wraps up B30 biofuel trial

October 11, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

Euronav bunkered 1,502 MT of a B30 biodiesel blend manufactured by BP on the 150,205 dwt Statia. As explained, the biofuel is composed of 30% advanced carbon-neutral biofuel mixed with 70% of a conventional VLSFO bunker fuel. Consumption of this […]


Infrastructure

Transportation union urges Congress to pass infrastructure bill

October 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

In a letter to members of the House of Representatives, the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO urged the two parties to come together and pass historic infrastructure investment bills. The TTD, as well as the 33 affiliated unions […]


Shipping

K Line ships to participate in research on marine plastic waste

October 4, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

The TUMSAT has been surveying the amount of marine plastic waste, including microplastics — plastic particles 5 mm or less — floating in the world’s oceans. This joint research will use K Line’s vessels to collect samples of plastic particles […]


Travel & Public Transit

NTSB calls for end to unsafe rail practice

October 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently urged Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration to stop using “train approach warning” as the sole method of on-track safety in areas covered by positive train control. The technique uses a designated watchmen […]


Shipping

China to receive 3 carbon-neutral LNG cargoes from Petronas

September 30, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

This agreement will mark Petronas’ first delivery of carbon-neutral LNG to China. The cargoes will come to Shenergy’s terminals in Shanghai between October 2021 and March 2022. Earlier, the Malaysian giant shipped its maiden carbon neutral LNG cargo to Japan. […]


Impact & Regulations

Driver Positive Drug Tests Up Nearly 13% in August

September 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The number of positive driver drug tests through August increased by nearly 13%, when compared with a year ago, according to a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse summary report. Not only were there increases in […]


Travel & Public Transit

U.S. DOT announced $3.84 billion in loans for Washington State transit

September 21, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Friday it had provided a packages of loans worth up to $3.84 billion to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for six projects in Washington State. The Transportation Infrastructure Finance […]


Travel & Public Transit

New Fuel Cell Tech Points Toward Zero-Emission Trains

September 17, 2021

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Diesel and steam-powered trains have been transporting passengers and cargo around the world for more than 200 years—all the while releasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. In the hopes of a greener future, many countries and companies are eyeing […]


Travel & Public Transit

U.S. DOT announces $25 million in funding for transit agencies

September 16, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Tuesday it would make $25 million in funding available to help public transportation agencies return to service. Part of the American Rescue Plan, the Route Planning Restoration Program funds can […]