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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Oregon DOT Surveys Drivers Ahead of Local Road Usage Pilot

January 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Oregon Department of Transportation is in the process of determining whether interested Portland-area drivers are eligible to participate in a road usage pilot program. The Local Road Usage Charge Pilot is associated with OReGO, the state’s voluntary road usage […]


Shipping

Maersk Essen Re-Routes to Mexico After Losing 750 Containers Overboard

January 22, 2021

Via: gCaptain

The Maersk Essen has been re-routed to Mexico after the ship lost approximately 750 containers overboard during its voyage from China to the U.S. West Coast last week. A spokesperson for Maersk has confirmed that the will call at APM […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Appoints Slew of DOT Officials

January 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden has appointed Meera Joshi to serve as deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Joshi’s appointment Jan. 21, the day after Biden’s inauguration. Joshi represents one of 40 people […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Buttigieg Pledges to Make Transportation Systems COVID-Safe

January 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Transportation says he will focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the nation’s transportation systems if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “Safety is the foundation of the department’s […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Panel lists potential Washington airport expansion sites

January 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Washington state’s Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) has included within its recently released Phase I report a preliminary list of six airport sites possessing the potential for expansion. Arlington Municipal Airport, Bremerton National Airport, Paine Field, Sanderson Field Airport, Tacoma […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT announces recall grant funding for three states

January 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

California, Ohio, and Texas are slated to receive grant funds totaling $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address open recalls. State motor vehicle departments would use the funds to inform […]


Vehicles

GM, Microsoft Lead $2 Billion Funding Round for Cruise

January 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp. are leading a $2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup Cruise in a deal that will bring the software giant’s cloud and edge-computing capabilities to the venture. The new funds will raise Cruise’s […]


Impact & Regulations

California’s road to reducing truck emissions runs through warehouses

January 18, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The warehouse industry in Southern California is pushing back against a proposed emissions rule that would make operators of distribution centers responsible for pollutants generated by trucks going into and out of their facilities. The “indirect source” rule drafted by […]


Infrastructure

DOT awards $40 million in highway-railway crossing grants

January 15, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $40 million in grants to projects that improve highway-railway crossings. Although the grants are for commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, they could affect freight transportation flows in […]


Shipping

Ship repair gets the Airbnb treatment

January 15, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Newport Shipping has unveiled an online portal designed to ease the complexities of ship repair and retrofit works. Digitalisation is making its mark in the shipping sector, with many bespoke online tools now being utilised daily to operate and manage […]