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Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Reps. Graves, Capito urge President Biden to maintain Army Corps Permitting Rule

April 9, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urged President Joe Biden in a letter Tuesday […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Industry, Tech, Transportation & Infrastructure

San Francisco airport first to try biometric check-in

April 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

San Francisco International Airport and United Airlines are testing SITA Smart Path, a low-touch, biometric-enabled check-in technology for boarding some domestic flights. This will be the first trial run in the country. SITA Smart Path integrates with existing industry-operating platforms. […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

FAA awards nearly $628M in safety grants

April 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded more than $627.7 million through the fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program to airports nationwide for infrastructure and safety projects. The agency awarded 449 grants to 390 airports in 39 states, Puerto Rico, […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

U.S. airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

April 5, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

Airlines for American (A4A), a trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, said on Thursday that its member carriers will work within the industry and with government leaders to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of the commitment, […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Countdown to Biden’s big infrastructure reveal

March 29, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Put the jokes away, we don’t do that around here. President Joe Biden is set to roll out his infrastructure ambitions in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, laying out plans for a package that is about much, much more than just transportation. […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Sen. Cantwell identifies top transportation infrastructure priorities

March 26, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, identified her priorities for infrastructure during a hearing on surface transportation Wednesday – mega projects, freight infrastructure investments, and highway-rail at-grade crossings. “To me, three […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Rep. Torres bill emphasizes equity in transportation investments

March 25, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

A bill introduced into Congress on Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition Infrastructure Taskforce, would ensure Department of Transportation funding is dispersed equitably by federal, state, and local entities. Called the Fair […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden picks Buttigieg to lead transportation—drawing the ire of the progressive left

December 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

On Tuesday, it emerged that President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg—the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and Biden’s former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination—to serve as transportation secretary in his administration. As one of the fastest-rising young […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Transportation & Infrastructure

Los Angeles’s new COVID lockdown bans most walking, driving and use of public transport

December 3, 2020

Via: Fortune

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for residents to stay at home, warning that the city is approaching a “devastating tipping point” in its fight against COVID-19 that would overwhelm the hospital system. “We must minimize contact with […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Transportation & Infrastructure

Trump Administration Freezes Transportation Security Administration Hiring

February 26, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Trump administration has temporarily frozen hiring at the Transportation Security Administration, the second such pause in recent months at the Homeland Security Department. TSA expects to lift the freeze in late April to prepare for its busy travel season […]