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Travel & Public Transit

June US Class I rail headcount flat even as volumes grow

July 27, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

June employment levels at the U.S. operations of the Class I railroads were roughly flat with May, growing 0.8% amid a 21% growth in U.S. rail volumes. Headcount at Class I U.S. rail operations totaled 115,931 employees in June, according […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airports in West Deal With Shortage of Jet Fuel

July 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of […]


Infrastructure

Minnesota DOT releases sustainability report

July 23, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released its fifth annual Sustainability and Public Health Report. The report highlights progress toward the agency’s sustainability and climate goals and includes additional transportation resilience and public health measures. It is based on 2020 […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA finds more Americans riding public transportation

July 23, 2021

Via: FTA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said Wednesday that more American’s are riding public transit now than last year. According to the FTA, transit ridership is up more than 80 percent over early 2020 levels. “That’s why […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure Bill Expected to Fail First Test Vote

July 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Senate Republicans expected on July 21 to reject an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden, though supporters are hoping they’ll get another chance in coming days. A vote was expected […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA announces Request for Information on high-priority transit safety concerns

July 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it would be posting a Request for Information (RFI) to get feedback from transit riders and transit agencies to identify high-priority safety concerns so the agency can better address […]


Infrastructure

Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion

July 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said July 12 that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a “transformative” infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion in […]


Infrastructure

Business Groups, Unions Join Together on Infrastructure Plan

July 9, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Major business and union groups have formed a new coalition designed to add momentum for a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that the Senate is expected to take up this month. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, along with […]


Infrastructure

Missouri approves transportation projects through 2026

July 7, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) FY2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP includes 228 bridges, 704 lane miles of interstate pavements, 1,387 miles of major route pavements, and 2,733 miles […]


Travel & Public Transit

Texas Transportation Commission approves $89M in funding for state transit

July 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an $89 million in transit funding, representing the largest transit agency funding initiative at one time. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials noted that $54 million of the funding is sourced from the federal […]