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Vehicles

Hybrid cars are twice as vulnerable to supply chain issues as gas-powered models

July 28, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

The global computer chip shortage has hit car manufacturers especially hard, indicating the importance of supply chain resilience. Yet, for hybrid electric vehicles, it isn’t clear how their production could be impacted by fluctuating supplies and high prices. To get […]


Infrastructure

Michigan DOT launches new virtual tool to track bridge bundling initiative

July 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now using an online tool that allows the public to track the state’s initiative to bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective. The bridge bundling initiative also addresses multiple local agency […]


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 […]


Infrastructure

Kansas Leaders Award $23 Million for Road Improvement Projects

July 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced $23 million has been awarded to support road improvement projects in 36 cities across the state. The funding, meant specifically to assist with highway and intersection projects, was issued as part of the Kansas Department […]


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 […]


Shipping

Containers continue to triumph

July 22, 2021

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

The Container market continues to impress with record breaking rates and ordering never seen before. Olivia Watkins, Head Cargo Analyst takes us through what has been happening with orders, transactions, values, rates and trade for the first half of 2021 […]


Shipping

Preferred stock in the shipping sector

July 22, 2021

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

There has been an increasing trend for private equity investments in the shipping sector to take the form of preferred stock in either publicly listed or private companies, rather than through a more traditional method of establishing a joint venture […]


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 […]