According to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, as well as Deloitte Consulting, the global oil and gas industry spends $37 billion a year monitoring nearly 10 million kilometers of pipelines.

SkyX, a Toronto-based aerospace company, hopes to cash in on that market with...

Three years from now, Dallas could be testing out its own version of The Jetsons cartoon with flying taxis shuttling through the skies.

At least that’s the grand vision of Uber, the San Francisco ride-hailing company that unveiled an aggressive six-year goal for rolling out small aircraft that could be used on demand through...

April 27, 2017

Since its inauguration, the Expanded Panama Canal’s performance has exceeded expectations, setting monthly and daily tonnage records, attracting 15 new liner services, and welcoming an average of six Neopanamax daily transits when forecasts originally anticipated two to three transits a day for its first year of operation....

April 24, 2017

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the Anzalduas Bridge, Cameron County, the City of Donna, Texas, and the city of Laredo, Texas were selected for Public-Private Partnerships. Our legislation, the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement...

Last year, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its autonomous vehicle guidelines, the document helped lay out a strategy for how the government will adopt self-driving vehicles. NHTSA suggested that the vehicle itself should be certified safe as a part of its federal motor vehicle safety...

California’s famously congested freeways may soon do more than create headaches.

State officials agreed last week to fund an initiative to generate electrical power from traffic, a plan that involves harnessing road vibrations with the intent of turning the automobile, like the sun and wind, into a viable source of renewable...

April 17, 2017

House Transportation      
THURSDAY - 4/20/17
8:00 A.M., E2.012

HB 277  Gonzales, Larry

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 79 as the Officer Chris Kelley Memorial Highway.

HB 732  Bohac, Dwayne

Relating to the content of photographic traffic monitoring system signs.

HB 911  Romero, Ramon

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Just two weeks after the delivery of the first containership to surpass the 20,000 TEU mark, the record for the world’s largest containership has been broken yet again with the delivery of the Madrid Maersk to Danish shipping giant Maersk Line. 

Maersk took delivery of the Madrid Maersk on Tuesday from South K...

April 17, 2017

The biggest ship ever to visit the U.S. East Coast will make its maiden call in Charleston, South Carolina next month after sailing through the expanded Panama Canal from China.

The MV Cosco Development, which measures 1,200 feet long and 158 feet wide, can transport up to 13,092 TEUs. It is scheduled to call at the South Ca...

April 17, 2017

U.S. Maritime Administration U.S. Maritime Administration News Update

Toolkit resources are helping ports better compete for public, private funding

Developed through collaboration between the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), PFM Group of...

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