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Minneapolis City Council unanimously passes Ship It Zero resolution

September 21, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Sept. 8, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a “Ship it Zero” resolution that would call on top maritime import polluters in the U.S. to commit to making all imports 100 percent zero emission ships by 2030. The resolution […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Legislation would remove some requirements for CDL license

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would create exceptions for Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act created the EDLT in 2012. It went […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

President Biden announces tentative railway labor agreement

September 16, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden announced a tentative agreement had been reached between rail worker unions and major freight carriers Thursday. The agreement is expected to avert a potential strike in advance of a midnight Thursday deadline. Biden said the agreement included […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Texas Gov. Abbott, TxDOT announce $85B transportation plan

September 1, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday the adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 10-year, $85 billion statewide roadway construction plan. The 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) maps out the state’s projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Kentucky Gov. Beshear announces $5M federal grant to prevent wrong-way crashes

August 31, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) had received more than $5 million in federal funds to prevent wrong-way crashes on Interstates in his state. Kentucky’s Wrong Way Driving and Integrated Safety Technology System will receive […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Equity is goal, not mandate, in California electric car rule

August 31, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Discounted prices, car-share programs and at least one million more public charging stations are among the ways California will try to make electric cars easier to buy and drive as it phases out the sale of gas-powered cars. But the […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Rural Kentucky transit agencies awarded $3.2M in grants through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

August 25, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded seven rural Kentucky public transit agency projects $3.2 million through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The agencies serve 36 counties, and projects include paving a parking lot, enhancing technology, and purchasing and replacing […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

North Carolina receives nearly $60M in RAISE grants

August 17, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded North Carolina nearly $60 million in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. “We are very appreciative of our federal partners for helping advance transportation in North Carolina,” J. Eric Boyette, […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Sens. Feinstein, Padilla announce $236M for California transit agencies transitioning to zero-emission buses

August 16, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) announced Friday that 17 California transit agencies will receive more than $236 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grants for transitioning to zero-emission buses. The funding, provided through USDOT’s Buses […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

August 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country. The competitive grants are more than double the amount […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

New Jerseyans urged to participate in fuel tax pilot program

August 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) commissioner, and the Eastern Transportation Coalition are urging residents to participate in the Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Pilot Program. New Jersey currently funds transportation infrastructure largely from a fuel tax paid on […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Bicameral legislation introduced to entitle consumers to cash refunds for flight, ticket cancellations

August 3, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

In response to recent airline flight cancellations, U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined U.S. Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in introducing legislation to […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

California receives $631.4M to support extreme weather resilience

August 3, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently awarded California $631.4 million over the next five years through the new Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) formula program. The PROTECT Formula Program helps states and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure, Workforce

Rep. Balderson introduces railroad workforce bill

August 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) introduced legislation aimed at modernizing railroad employee training on Thursday. The Rail Employee Training Modernization Act would allow potential freight rail employees to complete some training requirements virtually. “This is yet another example of the […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Pennsylvania legislators urge Biden administration to prioritize rail

July 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) recently sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging the Biden administration to prioritize freight rail to address the semiconductor shortage. Semiconductor chips are used in numerous technologies and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Democrats have another infrastructure problem

July 22, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Most people are big fans of President Joe Biden’s $550 billion infrastructure bill — except they don’t know it’s actually been passed. That’s the conclusion of new polling that promises to further rattle the Democratic Party. Eight months after Congress […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Consumers want electric vehicles, but tax credits aren’t coming

July 18, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Tanya reports that Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) latest pooh-poohing of a Democrat-only social spending bill is a blow to the Biden administration’s goal of electrifying U.S. transportation, even as consumer interest in electric vehicles is soaring. Manchin said Friday that […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Texas DOT approves nearly $150M for transit improvements

July 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it would be investing nearly $150 million into transit across the state. On July 12, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded more than $68 million in federal and state funds to the […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Transportation Committee Republicans to hold roundtable on inflation, infrastructure

July 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a roundtable July 14 with key industry stakeholders to discuss inflation’s impact on America’s infrastructure, U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) said. Graves, the ranking member of the T&I committee, said […]


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Airport facial recognition is improving, DHS watchdog says

July 11, 2022

Via: FCW

Customs and Border Protection has strengthened its facial recognition procedures for international travelers attempting to enter the United States since 2019, including removing officers’ abilities to override facial mismatches, according to a new oversight report. The report from the Office […]