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Vehicles

MEMA-commissioned study examines vehicle supplier impact

February 25, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Findings from a Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)-commissioned study determined the vehicle supplier industry continues to be the nation’s largest manufacturing sector. The IHS Markit analysis showed automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers directly employed 907,000 workers domestically in 2019. […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation Republicans Urge Bipartisan Policymaking

February 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Although Democrats have the votes to send to the White House legislation sans Republicans, albeit procedurally, there’s been talk about bipartisanship on the major stuff. During his inaugural address, President Joe Biden pointed to bipartisanship as a pillar for governance. […]


Infrastructure

Stimulus funds aid Colorado infrastructure projects

February 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) personnel indicated $33 million earmarked for state infrastructure projects via federal stimulus efforts would have a far-reaching impact. The transportation mobility hub at CO 56 is similar to the one built to the north of […]


Infrastructure

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advances Biden’s relief legislation

February 15, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced out of committee nearly $100 billion in aid as part of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. “By approving this legislation, our Committee is moving forward with providing much-needed […]


Infrastructure

Texas, Ohio Earn Mediocre Infrastructure Grades From ASCE

February 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Texas and Ohio, which serve as important freight hubs, earned mediocre grades on the infrastructure report cards recently issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Texas earned a C on its report card, the results of which were announced […]


Infrastructure

Federal funding to aid Maine infrastructure projects

February 11, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Maine has been awarded $69.2 million in federal highway and transit funding under the recently signed COVID-19 relief package. “As the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, I have strongly advocated for funding to […]


Travel & Public Transit

Transit coalition calls on Congress to provide $39.3B in COVID relief

February 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

A coalition of transit industry organizations is calling on Congress to provide the industry with $39.3 billion in relief in the next COVID relief bill. Led by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye, the coalition sent a letter to […]


Impact & Regulations

Transportation groups react to Buttigieg confirmation as Secretary of Transportation

February 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Transportation groups say they look forward to working with Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg, who was confirmed for the position on Tuesday by a vote of 87-13, will oversee the U.S. Department of Transportation – a federal […]


Travel & Public Transit

New Year, New Opportunities: The State of the Transit Industry in 2021

February 2, 2021

Via: Metro Magazine

The year 2020 delivered a “gut-punch” to the public transportation industry. After riding high in 2019, seeing ridership gains for the first time in nearly a decade, transit agencies were caught flat-footed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant government […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Bill Promotes Local Infrastructure Projects

February 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Rep. Julia Brownley recently introduced legislation designed to secure additional federal funds for local transportation programs. The Support Local Transportation Act would incrementally increase funding for localities via the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant program. Specifically, the legislation would amend […]