June 4, 2018

While it may seem like hundreds of millions of transportation-related dollars are being targeted for cuts by the Trump administration as part of a $15.4 billion, 41-page rescission request made by the Office of Management and Budget on May 8, in reality, aims to "eliminate" monies that are unlikely to get fully spent.

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June 4, 2018

The America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 revealed by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on May 8 seeks to tackle a number of water-related infrastructure issues. But one thing it does not do is deal with streamlining the permitting process for dam, levee, water system, and port projects – a top-of-mi...

June 1, 2018

The Highway Trust Fund in its current state is not sustainable and is now predicted to be depleted by spring of 2021, according to Congressional legislators and other experts who spoke at the Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors (CAGTC) 2018 annual meeting in Washington D.C. on May 16.

As a result, they believe...

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered a unique look at a couple of factors impacting the recent surge in U.S. oil prices.

In 2017, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), and they’re up to 1.6 million b/d so far in 2018. These are significant increases from the less than 0.5...

In a wide-ranging opening keynote at last week’s National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear laid out a compelling case for what is working in trucking, what needs to be worked on, and what needs to happen i...

Low productivity pushing up the cost of labor has been blamed for US cities being the most expensive places to build this year, while Singapore is leading the way on offsite manufacturing, keeping costs comparatively low.

The US dominates this year’s league table, compiled by Dutch consulting engineer Arcadis, a striking cha...

There is no question that deepening federal navigation channels in Charleston Harbor to 52 feet is a sound public investment that will generate broad state and national benefits.

But there is a question as to how reliable the federal government is as a partner in this $570 million investment for which it is responsible for c...

The New York & Atlantic Railway has had its brushes with Hollywood stardom over the years, including when one of its speeding locomotives sent the Jeep of actor Sam Worthington’s character into a cartwheeling wreck during a chase scene in the 2012 thriller Man on a Ledge.

Now the railroad hopes to land a leading role in a re...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court will consider the validity of a state law allowing local governments to fine railroads when a stopped train blocks a street for more than 10 minutes.

The Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act prohibit states from attempting to interfer...

WASHINGTON — A top federal lawmaker is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to study engine safety in the aftermath of last week's fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight.

The call came a day before it was revealed that the engine's manufacturer was considering updated inspection guidelines in the weeks ahead of...

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