November 30, 2018

The three major U.S. parcel carriers achieved their highest on-time delivery rates for Thanksgiving week e-commerce orders since 2013, helped by infrastructure and technology investments that improved their reliability and response times, according to data published today by ShipMatrix, an affiliate of transport consultancy...

November 30, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General confirms it is investigating whether the TSA "has consistently ensured adequate policies are in place to prevent racial discrimination when conducting screening of the traveling public" following a FOX 46 investigation.

In August, three former federal air marsha...

November 30, 2018

More than 771 million people passed through airport security across the country last year. And mixed in among the liquids and wrapped presents, Transportation Security Administration agents are finding something else in passengers’ carry-ons: thousands of loaded guns.

From 2015 to 2017, the TSA found at least 9,866 firearms...

Reversing decades of car-focused transportation in the United States will have to be led by cities. And if they can effectively get people out of their cars, this could be one of the biggest steps toward sustainability and slowing climate change.

Cities “need to be the captain of your entire system,” said Andreas Mai, execut...

November 30, 2018

MORE OF THE SAME: At an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on surface transportation infrastructure, Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said he’d like to stick to existing formula programs to distribute infrastructure dollars — an idea incoming House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) also endorses. But...

November 30, 2018

Despite all of the transportation options these days, visitors to Walt Disney World might have an easier way of getting to Orlando International Airport and Tampa if a proposed Brightline stop comes to fruition. Brightline had previously announced plans for a high-speed passenger rail system to run up through Florida, from...

November 29, 2018

This week, three prominent transportation stakeholders told the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that the country’s transportation network is desperately in need of long-term federal funding assurances.

According to a report from Transport Topics, Carlos Braceras, AASHTO president and Utah DOT exe...

November 29, 2018

Texas Central said it will break ground late next year on the first bullet train line in the United States, which will connect Dallas to Houston, and the train, technology and much of the know-how is coming from Japan.

“We will start the construction next year,” said Masaru Yosano, Chief General Manager of Central Japan Rail...

November 29, 2018

For years, travelers have stood in a convenience store parking lot waiting to catch buses headed out of town.

At the Stripes store, they buy their tickets, standing in the sun and rain to board buses bound for stops in the United States and Mexico.

It's not a safe and comfy way to travel.

All that might change.

After two years...

November 29, 2018

The Massachusetts Port Authority is planning to issue more than $1 billion in new debt over the coming years as it embarks on a series of projects designed to accommodate more passenger flights, larger cruise ships and larger container vessels in Boston.

Speaking to a conference of investors who could buy some of the agency’...

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