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, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New York Completes $1.8 Million Bridge Strike Prevention Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany, N.Y., on March, 31, 2019. On Sept. 6, Cuomo announced the completion of the King Street Bridge project. (Associated Press/Hans Pennink)

New York officials have completed a project meant to reduce bridge strikes on the King Street Bridge in Westchester County.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Ohio Announces DOT Grant for Automated Driving Program

TRC Smartcenter demo TRC SMARTCenter Demo by Ohio DOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded an Ohio-based team of industry, academic and community partners a $7.5 million grant to develop self-driving vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2019
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues $871 Million in Emergency Relief Infrastructure Repair Funds

Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, in September 2017. (Carlos Giusti/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has earmarked $871 million in emergency relief funds to help dozens of states and tribal government agencies rebuild infrastructure mangled by natural disasters.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Accepting Applications for Cost Share Program

US 40 and 59 bridges over the Kansas River The U.S. 40 and 59 bridges over the Kansas River at Lawrence, Kan. (Voidxor/Wikimedia Commons)

The Kansas Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its new Cost Share Program, which is meant to provide funding for transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Michigan Lawmakers Ready to Act on Budget — Without Road Deal

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has been pursuing a 45-cent fuel tax increase to fund the state's crumbling roads, a plan Republican lawmakers do not support. (Associated Press/David Eggert)

Republican leaders in Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives are prepared to proceed with a budget, albeit one that doesn’t include a deal to secure funding for the state’s crumbling roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Wisconsin DOT Announces $75 Million for Multimodal Grant Program

Wisconsin is granting money for multimodal infrastructure projects. Gov. Tony Evers (Andy Manis/Associated Press)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced it is making $75 million available through its Multimodal Local Supplement grant program, which is designed to address critical transportation needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business

Washington Supreme Court Rules Current Piece-Rate Pay Practices Are OK

Traffic around downtown Seattle Seattle buzzes with traffic. The Supreme Court of Washington ruled minimum-wage laws are being applied fairly to commercial truck drivers in the state. (Ron Clausen/Wikicommons)

The Supreme Court of Washington filed a decision upholding minimum-wage compensation practices employers use to pay commercial truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes 3-Year Delay for States to Comply With Clearinghouse Rule

Drug test and specimen bottle Thinkstock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which state driver licensing agencies must comply with certain Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule requirements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Fleets, Logistics Firms Mobilize as Dorian Inches Up Coast

Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast. Damage to the Summerville High School football stadium's goal post and signage after Hurricane Dorian passed by in Summerville, S.C. (Mic Smith/Associated Press)

As Hurricane Dorian continued to creep up the East Coast and terminals shuttered in anticipation, logistics groups launched into action.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Driver Detention Has Increased in Recent Years, ATRI Finds

Driver detention time has increased. A driver unloads a trailer. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Driver detention at customer facilities has increased in recent years, according to new data from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2019

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