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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 […]


Vehicles

Tesla on Autopilot Rear-Ends a Parked Cop Car in Connecticut

December 10, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads. A Tesla Model 3 sedan hit a parked […]


Travel & Public Transit

TransLink adding tactile, braille signage at bus stops

December 9, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Vancouver’s TransLink is moving ahead with plans to implement a program benefiting customers who are blind or partially sighted. Beginning in 2020, tactile and braille signage will be installed at every bus stop, and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at […]


Vehicles

USA Truck Plans to Cut Costs Following Disappointing Q3 Earnings

November 1, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

USA Truck posted disappointing earnings when the Van Buren, Ark.-based carrier released its third-quarter financial report Oct. 31. The company’s year-over-year net income fell to a loss of nearly $1.4 million, or a negative 16 cents per share, after reporting […]


Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Confirms Talks With French Carmaker Peugeot

October 30, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Oct. 30 confirmed that it is in talks with French rival PSA Peugeot, its second bid this year to reshape the global auto industry, which is facing huge challenges with the transition to electric […]


Travel & Public Transit

Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

October 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]