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Infrastructure

Biden Promotes Infrastructure Plan Amid GOP Opposition

April 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden and his team are galvanizing public support for their multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal as Congress prepares to debate both the plan and the administration’s budget request for federal agencies. The president on April 7 touted proposals in his […]


Travel & Public Transit

Congressmen call on Transportation Department to deny possible foreign air carrier permit from Norse Atlantic Airways

April 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen (D-WA), chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday to deny Norse Atlantic Airways a foreign air […]


Infrastructure

Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Includes $17 Billion for Ports and Waterways

April 2, 2021

Via: gCaptain

President Biden on Wednesday announced a more than $2 trillion jobs-creating infrastructure proposal which the administration says will add millions of jobs and position the United States to out-compete China. “It’s a once-in-a-generation investment in America, unlike anything we’ve seen […]


Infrastructure

Biden Economic Plan to Focus First on Infrastructure This Week

March 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care. White House […]


Shipping

Suez Canal Choked for Third Day as Elite Team Tackles Stuck Ship

March 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A huge backlog of ships was building up around the Suez Canal for a third day as an elite salvage team set about the monumental challenge of freeing the container vessel that’s blocking the crucial waterway. Work to refloat the […]


Infrastructure

Senate Commerce Committee Chair Looks to Infrastructure Investments

March 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Approving massive investments for transportation projects would significantly improve the country’s economy, the chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee said at a hearing March 24. About a week before President Joe Biden unveils his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure policy plan, Sen. Maria […]


Travel & Public Transit

Nevada DOT launches bus service between Las Vegas, Fallon/Fernley, and Reno

March 17, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Salt Lake Express launched service Monday between Reno, Fallon/Fernley, and Las Vegas. The goal is to increase mobility and expand regional intercity transit. NDOT administers approximately $10 million in Federal Transit Administration funds […]


Infrastructure

Wisconsin DOT Issues Funds to Support County Forest Roads

March 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently distributed funds to improve public roads that run through county forests. Some $320,600 will support 900 miles of public roads throughout 24 counties. The funding was administered by WisDOT through the County Forest Road […]


Travel & Public Transit

Minnesota DOT accepting applications for rail service improvement grants

March 10, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said it is accepting applications for grants to improve freight rail service that supports economic development through March 31. The $4 million in general obligation bonds were approved during the state’s 2020 special legislative session. […]


Travel & Public Transit

GAMA applauds introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Act

March 2, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauded the introduction of legislation designed to coordinate the federal government’s response to advanced air mobility. On Friday, U.S. Reps Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and […]