A video released from the US Coast Guard shows how one of its vessels travels through the Panama Canal. The Canal  is a complex system that utilizes an artificial lake to help ships traverse between the Continental divide. Following is a transcript of the video. 

The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel. Abou...

October 13, 2017

President Trump’s legislative affairs team met with a small group of House lawmakers at the White House on Thursday morning to discuss the administration’s plan for rebuilding U.S. infrastructure.

Two Democrats and three Republicans attended the meeting, including two members who sit on the Transportation and Infrastructure...

A $10.9 million upgrade of West Memphis port facilities is under way, increasing connectivity among river, road and rail traffic and offering potential for up to 3,000 new jobs.

Arkansas, Crittenden County and West Memphis leaders on Thursday broke ground on the project to beef up rail service to the Port of West Memphis and...

Bigger is proving better at the Panama Canal. More than a year after completing the $5.4 billion, nine-year project to expand locks to meet the maritime world’s drive toward mega-ships, the canal is helping reshape trade flows and supply chains. The WSJ’s Costas Paris writes the bigger Panama Canal has handled more than 2,0...

Legislative sessions are almost always about the money — how much is available, and who is going to get it. The next session of the Texas Legislature will have the usual suspects in line —school finance, border security, pensions, etc. — but a new entry will be at the front of the line.

His name is Harvey.

This year’s regular...

October 13, 2017

The Panama Canal Authority is working with LNG shippers towards doubling the capacity set aside for LNG vessels by next October, the PCA said.

The PCA is working towards allowing two LNG vessels a day to transit the canal, from the single slot currently available.

“Currently all LNG transits are limited to daylight hours. We...

October 13, 2017

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) in California received permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to test shared autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads within the 600-acre Bishop Ranch business park.

The park is where CCTA is leading a pilot demonstration project operating...

October 13, 2017

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials yesterday held a hearing to gather stakeholders' perspectives on what's needed to improve the nation's rail infrastructure.

Several representatives of railroad and transportation labor organizations testified...

October 13, 2017

USA: California High-Speed Rail Authority announced on October 6 that the DB Engineering & Consulting USA consortium has submitted the highest-scoring proposal for the Early Train Operator services contract.

The winner of the ETO contract would provide CHSRA with an operating perspective during the planning and procurement o...

October 13, 2017

ONE of the murals depicting the history of Paducah on a wall built to keep out the river shows a captain in his pilot-house, looking over a 15-barge tow with 24,000 tonnes of cargo. At the turn of the last century this small city in Kentucky, at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee, became a hub of the inland-waterways...

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