Eleanor Lamb

Eleanor Lamb

Staff Reporter

@eleanorannlamb

Eleanor Lamb started working as a staff reporter for Transport Topics in July 2017. She covers a variety of issues, including state and local government affairs, infrastructure funding and trucking research. Her work has taken her all over the country. Two favorite destinations are Kansas City, Mo., and Boulder City, Nev. She regularly appears on Transport Topics Radio.


Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Officials Announce $250 Million for Local Infrastructure

Truck passing Welcome to Illinois sign A tractor-trailer passes by a Welcome to Illinois sign. Illinois plans to distribute $1.5 billion to local government agencies over three years. (benkrut/Getty Images)

Leading Illinois officials recently announced that $250 million in infrastructure grants will be dedicated to local government agencies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

UPS Leaders Share Practices to Mobilize Against Human Trafficking

Crowd of people Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris said the group's efforts are working. She said 1,230 victims have been identified through Truckers Against Trafficking. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Companies’ efforts to combat human trafficking should be rooted in education and the support of leadership teams, according to executives from UPS Inc.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

TRB Annual Meeting Goes Virtual for 2021

Neil Pedersen TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen at the 2019 meeting. (Transportation Research Board via Twitter)

The Transportation Research Board’s 100th annual meeting will be held virtually this winter due to concerns over COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government, Safety

DOT Unveils Applicant Toolkit for Rural Communities

Rural road in Washington state A rural road in Grays Harbor County, Wash. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao noted that although 19% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, 45% of highway fatalities occur in rural areas. (halbergman/Getty Images)

USDOT created a toolkit intended to help those interested in participating in the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government, Business

Illinois Leaders Unveil $21.3 Billion Infrastructure Plan

I-255 in Illinois I-255 in Illinois by Illinois Department of Transportation via Flickr

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker recently announced a $21.3 billion plan to improve roads and bridges throughout the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2020
Government, Business

DHS Lifts New York Trusted Traveler Ban

trucks at Canadian border Commercial trucks make their way through the Canadian port of entry. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The Department of Homeland Security announced it will lift its ban on certain Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

DOT Releases Policy Document on Emerging Tech Engagement

transportation tech USDOT via YouTube

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on July 23 unveiled guidelines that technology innovators can follow to help them engage with the federal government as they develop new projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2020
Business, Safety

Women In Trucking Conference Announces Virtual Plans

WIT Attendees at a past WIT conference. (Women In Trucking Association)

The Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference will be virtual this year, a decision made in light of the recent surges of COVID-19 cases.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2020
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Approves Another Toll Hike

Pennsylvania Turnpike Pennsylvania Turnpike via YouTube

In keeping with a decadeslong pattern, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a toll rate increase for 2021.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 18 Contract Awards

Welcome to Mississippi sign A sign welcomes motorists to Mississippi along U.S. Route 61. (Tiago Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for 18 infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020

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