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Impact & Regulations

U.S. Transportation Department awards $25M infrastructure grant to Camden City, N.J.

November 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Camden City, N.J., a $25 million Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for improving infrastructure between the Port of Camden and Interstate-676. The project will expand access to the Port of Camden and help […]


Travel & Public Transit

Alaska DOT, city of Skagway to develop new facilities for Marine Highway System

November 3, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the Municipality of Skagway recently signed an agreement to develop new marine facilities for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and commercial and private marine businesses. The project aligns with […]


Travel & Public Transit

Locomotive machinist explains what’s at stake in rail contract negotiations

November 2, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

FreightWaves recently chatted with Josh Hartford, special assistant to the international president for the rail division of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – District 19 (IAM). Between Monday and Friday of this week, IAM members are voting […]


Shipping

Alabama Port Study Highlights Growth, Economic Impact

October 24, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Alabama State Port Authority has released a new study showing significant growth in jobs, tax revenue and general economic impact since 2019, underscoring the port’s place as a major economic driver in the state. The study covering calendar year […]


Infrastructure

Senate advances bill incentivizing efficient airport construction

September 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A bill introduced by U.S. Sens Todd Young (R-IN), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would incentivize more efficient construction at airports advanced through the Senate Wednesday night. The legislation, the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, would […]


Travel & Public Transit

Biden announces proposed rule to protect air traveling consumers

September 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden on Monday announced a new proposed rule to strengthen consumer protections for air travelers as they purchase tickets. Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel search websites would be required to disclose the first time an airfare […]


Impact & Regulations

Former DC Transportation Director Gabe Klein to lead Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation announced Gabe Klein, former head of the Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, will take the helm of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Klein, who also served as Commissioner of the Chicago […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces agency partnerships connecting small businesses to infrastructure programs

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to help small and […]


Infrastructure

Michigan receives $104.7M for I-375 project

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the Michigan Department of Transportation a $104.7 million grant through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the I-375 project in Detroit. The goal of the project is to rebuild the Black Bottom […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Department announces $1.5B for 26 highway, rail improvement projects

September 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had awarded $1.5 billion in grants to 26 projects across the county to improve highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations. The grants, part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA), […]


Travel & Public Transit

Advice to merchant shipping from the men behind the cruise sector’s first zero emissions vessel

September 9, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology exist today to take merchant shipping to zero emissions, it just needs the hand of government, charterers and some pioneering shipowners to make it happen. That’s the message from two men responsible for one […]


Travel & Public Transit

Consumer complaints on air travel up 270 percent over pre-pandemic levels

August 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, consumer air travel service complaints are up nearly 270 percent above what they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) for the month of June […]


Impact & Regulations

Railroads Back Plan Calling for 24% Raises

August 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The major freight railroads signaled they’re ready to negotiate a new deal with their workers based on a presidential report that calls for 24% raises, but the 12 unions involved in the stalled talks covering 115,000 workers still haven’t commented […]


Travel & Public Transit

Iowa Transportation Commission approves $8.3 million for aviation

August 11, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved $8.3 million for the fiscal year 2023 State Aviation Program, an initiative that supplements local and federal funding sources. A total of $5.4 million will fund the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Funding is from […]


Impact & Regulations

Transportation spending unchanged as reconciliation passes Senate

August 8, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Senate Democrats passed their signature climate, tax and health care package Sunday afternoon, Marianne LeVine, Burgess Everett and Jordain Carney report, despite some last-second changes to adjust corporate minimum tax provisions. The bill includes billions in transportation-related spending, most notably […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois DOT releases Aviation System Plan

August 8, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released the Illinois Aviation System Plan Thursday, the first comprehensive study of the state’s aviation goals and needs in more than 25 years. The plan identifies the short- and long-term needs and goals for […]


Impact & Regulations

New Jersey releases $161M in county aid for road, bridge improvements

July 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently released $161.3 million in fiscal year 2023 County Aid. The program, funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, helps counties maintain roads and bridges under their jurisdictions. Funds also can be […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

New Rule to Thwart Railroad Efforts to Cut Train Crews

July 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

OMAHA, Neb. — Railroads will be required to maintain two-person crews under a new rule announced July 27 that will thwart industry efforts to cut crews down to one person. The Federal Railroad Administration said in a rule published in […]


Shipping

An ocean of risk? Managing new cyber threats from MLC amendments

July 26, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Seafarers have won the right to mandatory internet access while at sea, under an update to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) agreed in May. What this will mean in practice will not become clear any time soon; shipowners are […]


Travel & Public Transit

Organization sends Buttigieg letter, urging safe summer travel

June 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Airlines for America (A4A) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio recently sent U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg a letter, urging airline operations remain safe and reliable over the summer travel season. Calio stated the industry is doing everything possible to […]