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Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Biden Moves to Restore California’s Power to Fight Vehicle Pollution

April 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration on April 26 took a key step toward restoring California’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and overturn a Trump-era policy that pitted the federal government against a state seeking to eventually ban conventional gas-powered […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden to Restore California’s Ability to Set Pollution Rules

April 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Transportation Department is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump’s bid to end California’s ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the DOT, said April 22 […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

House Transportation Committee chair skeptical of rail merger offers

April 23, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee panned competing efforts by two Canadian railways to acquire Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), saying the offers threaten to usher in a new round of consolidations in the rail sector. In […]


Shipping

Sen. Tom Carper Says USPS Should Buy More Electric Vehicles

April 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board. “The Postal Service has […]


Shipping

Containerships Wanted: Carriers ‘Scraping the Barrel’ for Tonnage

April 22, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Carriers are “scraping the bottom of the barrel” for available tonnage, as the percentage of the global containership fleet commercially idle and not in dry dock has fallen to just 0.8%. And according to the latest Alphaliner survey, the severe […]


Vehicles

Democrats Push $25 Billion to Electrify School Buses

April 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, aiming at a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health. […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Bill seeks to reconnect highway divided communities

April 21, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

A group of lawmakers maintains the recently introduced Reconnecting Communities Act would reconnect and revitalize areas harmed by Interstate Highway System construction. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), joined Sens. Chris […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Senate Funding Leader Endorses Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Concerns among some lawmakers regarding climate change and freight connectivity would be addressed by President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, the U.S. Senate’s funding leader said April 20. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of that chamber’s Appropriations Committee, pointed […]


Travel & Public Transit

Congressional members concerned about California high speed rail

April 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Twelve Republican members of the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary, expressing concern over federal funding for California’s high speed rail project. The project, a line between Los Angeles and San […]


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 […]