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Impact & Regulations

House Republicans introduce bill to reform NEPA

April 16, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Garrett Graves (R-LA) joined nearly 20 other Republican House members in introducing legislation intended to reform the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Wednesday. The bill, Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews […]


Infrastructure

Buttigieg Promotes Budget for DOT, Touts Infrastructure Plan

April 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration’s proposal to increase funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation would enhance the flow of commerce and respond to concerns linked to climate change, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told House lawmakers April 15. Ahead […]


Shipping

Retail sales pop in March along with freight demand

April 15, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Retail sales, including food services, increased 9.8% sequentially in March, according to Thursday Census Bureau data. The pop in sales highlights the impacts of widespread vaccinations and federal stimulus payments to consumers. On a year-over-year comparison, sales were up 27.7% […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Taps Meera Joshi to Lead FMCSA

April 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has been serving as acting administrator of FMCSA since late January. The FMCSA administrator post […]


Infrastructure

Senators Working on Infrastructure Alternative

April 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Utah Republican Mitt Romney said April 14 a group of senators is in the “early stages” of discussing a potential counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and spending plan that would be more narrowly focused and less expensive. […]


Vehicles

NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

April 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the probe covers nearly 750,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac and […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available

April 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects. The discretionary grant program is known as Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE). “In communities across the […]


Infrastructure

White House Issues Reports on States’ Infrastructure Needs

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.25 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability. The figures in the state summaries, […]


Vehicles

Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena. Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology already has surpassed Tesla’s in some spheres, for […]


Vehicles

Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

April 9, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production. On a Jan. 27 conference call to discuss Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings, Musk […]