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Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

TSA finds record number of guns on passengers at checkpoints

December 16, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The federal agency tasked with screening passengers before they get on planes says officers this year have stopped a record number of guns brought by passengers attempting to go through airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration said in a […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

U.S. Klobuchar, Wyden introduce Preventing Auto Recycling Theft Act to crackdown on catalytic converter theft

November 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Through the Preventing Auto Recycling Theft (PART) Act (S. 5024) introduced into the Senate this week, U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) want to add traceable identification numbers to catalytic converters to fight back against a rise […]


Cybersecurity, Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

TSA administrator says new cyber requirements in the works for aviation industry

November 18, 2022

Via: FCW

The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said Wednesday that the agency would deliver new cybersecurity requirements for the aviation industry “in the not-too-distant future.” Speaking at the Aspen Cyber Summit, TSA chief David Pekoske said that the administration is […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Arizona’s Governor and the Federal Government Are Battling Over Shipping Containers at the Border

November 16, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know. Now, the political stunt is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. In August, Gov. Doug Ducey […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Voters show support for transportation funding during midterm elections

November 11, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Voters voiced their support for state and local ballot initiatives to fund transportation improvement projects when they went to the polls on Nov. 8., the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ATBA) said. Of the 380 ballot initiatives in 18 […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

New York City Mayor Adams brings back “Dusk and Darkness” traffic measures

November 7, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

As Daylight Savings Time ends, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the city will return to its annual “Dusk and Darkness” traffic enforcement measures to keep pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users safe during the evenings. The Dusk and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

U.S. legislators express concern over Port of Oakland grant proposal

November 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A group of U.S. Representatives recently sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg expressing concerns over a grant proposal concerning the Port of Oakland. The City of Oakland submitted a grant application to the department for […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Maryland officials discuss Consolidated Transportation Program

October 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently met with Frederick County officials to discuss MDOT’s six-year Draft FY 2023-2028 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP). The draft would invest $19.9 billion over six years to expand transit opportunities, replace and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

74% say connected cars and EV chargers need cybersecurity ratings

October 20, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Almost 3 in 4 people think that connected cars and electric vehicle chargers should be rated for their ability to resist cybersecurity threats. That’s the finding from a survey conducted last week by Blackberry to see whether people consider Internet-connected […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Transportation & Infrastructure

Tax the rich for more EVs? California Democrats split

October 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A California ballot measure that would tax the rich to help put more electric cars on the road may seem tailor-made to win support from Democrats in a state known for climate leadership, but Proposition 30 has one notable opponent: […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Energy Department announces $2B for carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure loans

October 11, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was accepting letters of interest for $2.1 billion in loans for its Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation program (CIFIA). Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CIFIA provides funding for […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Oklahoma DOT approves newest update of Construction Work Plan

October 5, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced the first approval of the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan since the plan’s adoption 20 years ago, the department said Monday. The plan contains $8.4 billion worth of needed transportation improvement projects, the department said […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

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, […]