January 16, 2017

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the latest Conditions & Performance report on the status of the nation’s roadway and transit systems. USDOT’s analysis shows a nearly $90 billion backlog in maintenance of transit assets across the country – a backlog that is projected to grow to $122 billion over t...

January 12, 2017

Another 7-year-old panamax containership is headed to the breakers, all but solidifying the death of the panamax-class amid global shipping’s downturn and the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.

Sources familiar with the matter tell us that 2010-built, 4,250 teu M/V Hammonia Grenada has been sold for about $5.5 million.


A small clause in the nation’s most recent water resources and funding bill could breathe new life into plans for a large vessel port in Western Alaska.

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the holidays, directs U.S. Army Corps of Eng...

January 12, 2017

The incoming Trump administration will look to tap private investment funds to help rebuild and expand the nation's highways, railways, seaports and airports.

That's what Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be transportation secretary, told a panel of senators in a rather friendly confirmation hearing Wedne...

January 10, 2017

How are we doing? What could we be doing better? DART's Customer Service teams are coming and are anxious to get your input.

Wednesday, January 18, 5-10 a.m. - Dallas Streetcar Stops Union Station, Oakenwald and Bishop Arts.


Those who follow this agency know I’ve spent some time visiting with Texans all over the state in what I’ve called our Good for Texas tours. On each tour, I meet with local business leaders, elected officials and community members to discuss various aspects of the Texas economy and how they affect us.

I just completed what w...

American LNG exports for 2016, according to the Department of Energy, totaled 109 Bcf through December, averaging about 0.3 Bcf per day. But contrary to expectations when Cheniere Energy first opened its LNG terminal at Sabine Pass, Louisiana at the start of the year, the bulk of those energy exports have not gone to market...

January 5, 2017

Elaine Chao, soon to be the 18th U.S. States Secretary of Transportation, pending confirmation, outlined her top priorities and challenges for her new role. Chao filled out a questionnaire (PDF) for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation that was released to the public Dec. 20. In it are some clues...

January 3, 2017

THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROPOSES TO DEEPEN LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER: The corps estimates that the annual benefit to the U.S. economy form the project would be $96.8 million.

A plan released last month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would deepen portions of the Mississippi River navigation channel, including stretches betw...

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