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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 […]


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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces proposal to require airlines to refund fees for missing bags, services

July 13, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Friday that it was proposing a new rule that would require airlines to refund fees for checked bags and ancillary services if consumers pay for services they do not receive. According to the […]


Vehicles

Electric delivery vehicles: When, where, how they’re charged has big impact on greenhouse gas emissions

July 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and a lot of attention has been devoted to electric passenger vehicles and their potential to help reduce those emissions. But with the rise of […]


Travel & Public Transit

Commercial, general aviation airports contribute $1.63B to West Virginia economy

July 7, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Commercial and general aviation airports contributed approximately $1.63 billion in revenue to the West Virginian economy and created more than 10,000 jobs, according to a study commissioned by the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission. Additionally, visitors to the state’s airports spent […]


Travel & Public Transit

FAA awards nationwide airports $8B in relief grants

June 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded hundreds of airports $8 billion in grants through the Airport Rescue Grants program created in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Funding will be used to help U.S. airports recover from the […]


Travel & Public Transit

US extends COVID-19 travel restrictions with Mexico and Canada

June 22, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Land and ferry border crossings between the United States, Canada and Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21. U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) announced the border closure extension Monday. Commercial trucks will continue to move freely […]


Infrastructure

Senators Eye $579 Billion in New Infrastructure Spending, $1 Trillion Plan

June 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on President Joe Biden’s top priority, according to those briefed on the plan. The […]


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, 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 […]