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Shipping

New DHL Report Focuses on Strong Growth of E-Commerce

June 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The post-COVID-19 economy will continue to rely more on e-commerce and emphasizing the importance of final- and mid-mile delivery services at the same time as the logistics industry is being pushed to become more sustainable and develop better, cleaner methods […]


Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg recommends $2.5B for new, expanded public transit

June 2, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Friday that he recommends spending $2.5 billion in FY 2022 to construct or complete 25 rail, bus rapid transit, and streetcar projects in 12 states. The projects, funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) […]


Infrastructure

Biden, Capito to Meet as Infrastructure Deadline Looms

June 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden is set to meet June 2 with West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure as the administration signals time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal on the White House’s big […]


Infrastructure, Shipping

Biden budget pumps $84 million into Virginia port deepening

June 1, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The deepening and widening of Norfolk Harbor at the Port of Virginia was for the first time included in a federal budget with $83.7 million that will help ensure the project remains on course for completion in 2024. The project […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Biden’s Budget Includes Boost for Transportation Purposes

May 28, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden on May 28 unveiled a whopping $6 trillion budget proposal, which includes billions for provisions to boost transportation infrastructure. The budget, proposed for fiscal 2022 spending, will be considered by Congress, which actually sets the budget. During […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Senate Panel Advances Five-Year Highway Bill

May 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation designed to update the country’s highway infrastructure networks was approved by a committee in the U.S. Senate May 26. The Environment and Public Works Committee’s unanimous approval of a five-year, $304 billion reauthorization of surface transportation programs puts pressure […]


Shipping

FedEx delivering higher surcharges June 21

May 25, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Effective June 21, FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) will stick it to its customers in the form of significant percentage increases to three delivery surcharges. FedEx’s residential delivery surcharges on domestic air and ground deliveries will double from 30 cents per package […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT issues new guidance for transit-oriented development projects

May 25, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently updated guidance that clarifies the eligibility of transit-oriented development (TOD) projects for specific department resources. TOD projects create walkable residential and commercial centers by focusing economic development around transit, rail, and intercity bus […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Senate Panel to Consider Highway Policy Bill May 26

May 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Democratic leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee scheduled consideration of comprehensive highway policy legislation for May 26. The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, sponsored by committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), would propose about $300 billion […]


Infrastructure

Sens. Kelly, Burr introduce rural road safety legislation

May 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced legislation to increase funding for rural road safety Thursday. The High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act of 2021 would increase funding for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and create […]