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Travel & Public Transit

An uncertain future for road travel

August 24, 2020

Via: Politico

Some traffic is returning to the roads, but volumes remain down by as much as half on some major turnpikes and toll authorities around the country, according to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, which released new data from […]


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House Passes Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill

August 7, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills that included the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies measure recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which received a 217-197 vote, would provide the Federal Motor Carrier […]


Vehicles

Trucking Companies Reaffirm Commitment to Diversity

August 5, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Trucking companies are taking steps to expand and reaffirm their commitment to a diversified workforce, and to promote trucking as an inclusive industry. XPO Logistics on July 28 announced that LaQuenta Jacobs assumed the newly created role of chief diversity […]


Vehicles

Will automated vehicles cut parking revenue?

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily

As a proxy for AVs, researchers often examine transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft, because in many ways they operate as AVs will. In a 2019 NITC Small Starts project, “How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Congress turns to surface transportation

June 2, 2020

Via: Politico

With progress still stalled over a next coronavirus response package, lawmakers are pivoting to other priorities, including surface transportation. The text of the House’s surface bill is expected to come out this week, our Tanya Snyder reports. Lobbyists are preparing […]


Impact & Regulations

House Democrats Propose $15 Billion for State Highway Programs

May 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The country’s transportation agencies would receive a funding boost in a coronavirus economic relief measure House Democrats unveiled May 12. A $3 trillion bill prepared by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s caucus would provide $15 billion for transportation departments at states and […]


Impact & Regulations

A massive crisis in the transportation workforce

April 8, 2020

Via: Politico

It’s hard to get a full picture of the massive toll the epidemic has taken on transportation workers across sectors, but we tried to come close in a team story published Tuesday. The numbers are perhaps starkest among transit agencies, […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Low-Cost Airlines Seeking Aid Get Break on Minimum-Flight Rule

April 7, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The federal government ordered airlines accepting financial aid to maintain minimal service levels to cities they served before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the transportation system, but made adjustments for low-cost carriers and those that fly to some destinations only part […]


Infrastructure

Members lining up to get their priorities into infrastructure bill

January 31, 2020

Via: Politico

House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) is already getting an earful from his fellow members after joining Nancy Pelosi to roll out House Democrats’ infrastructure plans. As our Tanya Snyder reports, he’s facing an onslaught of member asks on priorities […]


Impact & Regulations

White House Proposes Guidelines for Regulating AI Use, Including in Transportation

January 7, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future federal regulation of artificial intelligence used in medicine, transportation and other industries. But the vagueness of the principles announced by the White House is unlikely to satisfy AI watchdogs who […]