Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.
As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), 60 billion dollars was dedicated to repair and modernize surface transportation corridors with projects in every state. The necessity of these projects was highlighted in ATRI's recent Top Truck Bottlenecks List which detailed high congestion points that burdened the supply chain and the movement of goods. In the time since IIJA was signed, what progress has been made in the rebuilding and revitalization of the nation's roads and bridges? The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) often serves as liaison between state departments of transportation recommending or implementing these projects and the Federal government. Joung Lee, AASHTO's Deputy Director and Chief Policy Officer, joins Dan Ronan and Eugene Mulero to discuss how investments support highway safety, the potential for state EV infrastructure, and what work remains to be done.April 28, 2023
Norfolk Southern says it has completed excavation of the impacted soil underneath the south track at the site of the East Palestine train derailment and will finish restoration of the track in the coming days.
Capitol Agenda: Funding leaders in the House will review President Joe Biden's fiscal 2024 budget request for transportation programs on April 20.April 17, 2023
Tesla Inc. disclosed to U.S. regulators another fatal crash involving automated driver-assist systems, bringing its total to 17 since June 2021.
Only 10 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will qualify for $7,500 federal tax credits after stricter battery-sourcing rules take effect and render most plug-in models ineligible.
LONDON — Norwegian startup Freyr will first build batteries to power electric vehicles and store clean energy in a remote town near the Arctic Circle. Up next? An Atlanta suburb.
“Diesel demand can act as a leading indicator for broader growth as an early sign that spending by households is waning,” said one expert.April 17, 2023
With an approval rating of 2.2 on a 10-point scale in an American Transportation Research Institute study, it’s clear that truck drivers do not hold driver-facing cameras in high regard.