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National Air Traffic Controllers Association calls on Senate to avoid government shutdown

September 22, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Sept. 20, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) called on the U.S. Senate to pass appropriations bills to avoid another government shutdown. In a letter to Senate leaders, the group said the Senate should reach a bipartisan consensus […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden’s rules on clean cars face a crucial test as Republican-led challenges go to an appeals court

September 14, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Efforts by the Biden administration to limit pollution from automobile tailpipes — a major source of planet-warming emissions — face a crucial test as legal challenges brought by Republican-led states head to a federal appeals court. The U.S. Court of […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Autoworkers strike would test Biden’s ‘most pro-union president in US history’ assertion

September 13, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The prospect of an auto workers strike could test Joe Biden’s treasured assertion that he’s the most pro-union president in U.S. history. The United Auto Workers is threatening to strike against the nation’s big three automakers, General Motors, Ford and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden admin quietly reverses Trump-era rule, bans transporting fossil fuels by train

September 5, 2023

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration quietly rescinded a Trump-era regulation allowing companies to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) via rail in a victory for environmental groups. In a federal filing Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and […]


Energy & Environment, Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

U.S. DOT proposes regulation updates to gas distribution pipelines

August 29, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced it was proposing updates to the country’s gas distribution pipelines. The new proposed regulations would improve safety and mitigate risk through the improvement of emergency […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

California Transportation Infrastructure removed from “high risk” list

August 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

After 16 years of warning about the state’s transportation infrastructure, the California State Auditor has removed it from the “high risk” list. Noting the improvements made in rebuilding and upgrading the state’s transportation systems in recent years, Auditor Grant Parks […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

More than $139M in federal railroad funds available to rural states

August 22, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Friday that it is making more than $139 million in safety and efficiency grants available to rural states. According to the Notice of Funding Opportunity, the funding will help […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

West Virginia launches national service for vehicle title transfers

August 14, 2023

Via: StateScoop

West Virginia last week announced it’s launched the nation’s first digital clearinghouse for out-of-state vehicle title transfers — enabling retailers, fleet operators and insurance carriers from around the country to quickly transfer vehicle ownership online. Much as Delaware has established […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

USPS faces bipartisan pushback as it ramps up consolidation efforts

August 1, 2023

Via: Government Executive

The U.S. Postal Service is facing intensifying pressure as it prepares to significantly scale up its efforts to consolidate mail sorting into fewer facilities, with lawmakers in both parties and employees warning of the unintended consequences of the plan. A […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Congress urged to revive long-stalled debate about regulating self-driving vehicles

July 26, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Advocates for the self-driving vehicle industry on Wednesday warned that years of regulatory inaction is putting American manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage and urged Congress to expand their ability to test and eventually sell autonomous cars and trucks. “I’m sure […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

FAA reauthorization, aviation infrastructure programs supported by more than 1,000 stakeholders

July 20, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years has gained the support of more than 1,000 aviation industry stakeholders, U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) said. HR 3935, the Securing […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approves 2024-2028 transportation projects

July 14, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

At a meeting of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission this week, transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies for fiscal years 2024-2028 were approved as part of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Notably, these five years […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Kentucky announces $500,000 in grants for riverport infrastructure improvements

July 7, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced four riverports in his state will receive $500,000 in grant funding to help with needed infrastructure and equipment upgrades. The grants were awarded for six separate projects at four riverports, the governor’s office said, and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Republicans push to strike down California’s electric vehicle mandates

June 21, 2023

Via: Fox News

A group of Senate Republicans introduced legislation Wednesday that would disallow regulations targeting traditional gas-powered vehicles. The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act — introduced by Sen. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., along with Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D, Ted […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Feds tell automakers not to comply with Mass. “right to repair” law

June 14, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

In 2020, voters in Massachusetts chose to extend that state’s automotive “right to repair” law to include telematics and connected car services. But this week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told automakers that some of the law’s requirements create […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Missouri joins 19 states suing Biden admin over California’s gas truck phaseout

June 12, 2023

Via: Fox News

Missouri is joining 19 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency for backing a California law that will phase out most gas-powered trucks by 2045. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced Monday that his is the 20th state to […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Legislation would prevent purchase of Chinese vehicles

April 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would further limit federal purchases of Chinese-owned or operated vehicles in transportation infrastructure. The Airport Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act would close a loophole in the Airport Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (TIVSA) […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden administration points to investments with new bridges

April 13, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is closing out a three-week push to highlight the benefits of infrastructure investments in local communities by awarding nearly $300 million to help repair or replace more than a dozen bridges across the country. Events in four […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Mississippi legislature approves nearly $2B in infrastructure investment

April 12, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Monday, the Mississippi legislature voted to fund nearly $2 billion in state infrastructure projects through the Mississippi Department of Transportation. MDOT received $1.5 billion earmark-free appropriations as well as a $620 million supplemental appropriation, the department said. The additional […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Legislation would investigate airlines’ ability to deal with severe weather

March 17, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Comptroller General to investigate airlines’ capacity to prepare for and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters. The Airline Operational Resiliency Act would ensure Congress can better understand […]