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Travel & Public Transit

San Diego’s MTS Approves Electric Bus Transition Plan

September 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with its board unanimously approving a transition plan to convert all the agency’s 800 buses to zero emissions by 2040. The transition plan will now be […]


Shipping

Port of Hamburg’s cargo volumes hit by COVID-19

August 26, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

In the first six months of 2020, seaborne cargoes loaded/discharged at its terminals totalled just 61.2 million tonnes, representing a 12 per cent downturn compared to 69.6 million tonnes reported last year. Both the main elements of throughput were hit, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Statewide procurement: Simplifying zero-emission bus purchasing

June 24, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Contract development for the purchase of new vehicles is time and resource demanding, and with advances in zero-emission bus technology, these new technologies further attenuate resources. Couple this with the incremental costs for the asset over conventional technologies and the […]


Travel & Public Transit

St. Louis Metro teams with Transit, Masabi to launch mobile ticketing

June 23, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

St. Louis Metro Transit riders are now able to purchase MetroBus and MetroLink fares directly from their mobile device using Transit, the official app of Metro Transit. The app is already used by tens of thousands of transit riders in […]


Impact & Regulations

A flood of surface transportation amendments

June 16, 2020

Via: Politico

Highway, transit and rail watchers, strap in for a long Wednesday. The House Transportation Committee is marking up its surface transportation bill and will consider hundreds of amendments that have been introduced so far this week. As of our deadline, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Bus Industry Seeks More Recovery Relief

May 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers allocated $61 billion to airlines, $25 billion to transit and $1 billion for Amtrak in the roughly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package, but the motorcoach industry, which includes charter buses, private transit buses and passenger buses, said […]


Travel & Public Transit

Port of Seattle shelves cruise terminal development amid COVID-19 uncertainties

April 30, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The cruise industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic especially on the back of the suspension of global sailings that have quashed cruise liners’ earnings. Global liners have predominantly had to postpone their sailings until June awaiting clearance from […]


Travel & Public Transit

COVID-19 Crisis: 114 Cruise Ships Are in or near US Waters

April 6, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

According to the US Coast Guard, 73 cruise vessels, with 52,000 crew on board, are moored or anchored in US ports and anchorages. Another 41 cruise ships, with 41,000 crew members, are underway and still in the vicinity of the […]


Travel & Public Transit

4 People on board Ruby Princess Test Positive to Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

These include three guests and a crew member, according to Princess Cruises. “Please be advised that all four had reported flu-like symptoms during the cruise and, along with their stateroom occupants, were in isolation on board the ship minimising contact […]


Shipping

Imports at Top US Ports to Return to Normal After Year of Tariff Surges

January 13, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

“We’ll be more confident after we see the Phase One agreement signed, but right now 2020 looks like it should be back to what used to be normal,” Jonathan Gold, NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, said. […]