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Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces Amit Bose as new administrator of Federal Railroad Administration

January 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Bose was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, and served as Deputy Administrator when […]


Shipping

Supply Chain Bottlenecks, COVID Expected to Slow Global Growth

January 11, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy, blaming continuing outbreaks of COVID-19, a reduction in government economic support and ongoing bottlenecks in global supply chains. The 189-country, anti-poverty agency forecasts worldwide economic growth of 4.1% this […]


Impact & Regulations

Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules

January 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Supreme Court appears divided on legal challenges centering on the scope and federal authority of the Biden administration’s sweeping proposed COVID vaccine mandate, which would require private-sector firms to vaccinate or test tens of millions of employees. In a […]


Infrastructure

Senate Keeps Social Infrastructure Budget on Radar

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Federal lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this month to resume consideration of President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure budget as the White House continues to respond to a national supply chain crisis. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), aiming to advance […]


Infrastructure

States Raise Tolls in Response to Budget Issues

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

In an effort to avert financial shortfalls for highway programs due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of states have raised their tolls for cars and trucks, effective Jan. 1. Those tolling authorities announcing increases include states with heavy freight […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT Recognizes Louisiana’s Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

January 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Louisiana’s transportation department is among the groups recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for its anti-human trafficking efforts. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development earned recognition for an outreach meant to target more than 5 million motorists. […]


Shipping

Port of Gothenburg to save CO2 with hybrid service ship

December 27, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

The 700 dwt ship will run mostly using electric power although there will also be an auxiliary engine that runs on the renewable fuel HVO. The Gothenburg Port Authority procured the service from Northern Energy & Supply. The conversion is […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois railway project receives $18M in state funding for road overpass

December 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently authorized $18 million from the agency’s five-year Crossing Safety Improvement Plan to assist the city of Decatur in constructing a road overpass over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. track near Brush College Road. The commission also […]


Travel & Public Transit

Omicron Hits Carnival’s Near-Term Cruise Bookings

December 20, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Carnival Corp said on Monday Omicron has hurt near-term bookings, but demand for cruises late next year and 2023 suggest that the impact from new coronavirus variants could be shortlived. Shares of the company fell marginally after the cruise operator […]


Infrastructure

District DOT announces preferred design for Connecticut Avenue project

December 17, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced its selection for the preferred redesign concept for the Connecticut Avenue NW project. The project will remove the reversible rush-hour lanes and add one-way, protected bicycle lanes on the east and west […]