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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.

Government, Business, Logistics

Maine’s New Madawaska Bridge to Canada Opens

A new bridge and land port of entry between Maine and Canada has opened, the culmination of a $97.5 million project to build a larger structure to replace a 104-year-old span.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Supreme Court to Consider Approval for Utah Rail Project

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed to consider reviving a critical approval for a railroad project that would carry crude oil and boost fossil fuel production in rural eastern Utah.

June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: EPA’s GHG Phase 3 Rule Needs Fixing

One of my guiding principles, both personally and professionally, is to fix the problem; don’t place blame. The commercial truck industry definitely has a problem to fix.

Scott Pearson | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

BlackSuit Gang Blamed in Cyberattack on Car Dealers

A hacking group called BlackSuit is behind the cyberattack on CDK Global that has paralyzed car sales across the U.S., according to Allan Liska, a threat analyst at the security firm Recorded Future Inc.

Charles Gorrivan | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Dali Cargo Ship Leaves Baltimore for Virginia

The cargo ship Dali headed out of Baltimore for Virginia, three months after it lost power and crashed into one of the Key Bridge’s supporting columns and caused the bridge to collapse.

Brian Witte | Associated Press
June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Rail Bridge Collapses During Midwest Flooding

A huge train bridge collapsed into the Big Sioux River near Sioux City, Iowa, late June 23, an emergency manager said.

June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Must Report Hazmat Immediately After Derailment

OMAHA, Neb. — A new federal rule aims to ensure first responders can find out what hazardous chemicals are on a train almost immediately after a derailment so they can respond appropriately.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Louisiana Governor Vetoes State Tort Reform Bill

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has vetoed tort reform legislation touted by trucking leaders as a step toward stabilizing excessive insurance and legal costs.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

LNG Export Project at Center of Firestorm Set for Vote

Federal regulators are set to decide the fate of a long-stalled natural gas export project that has been at the center of a political firestorm over climate change and energy policy.

Ari Natter and Ruth Liao | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2024

FY25 Federal Funding Bills on Congress' Summer Agenda

WASHINGTON — A fiscal 2025 bill to ensure funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation is on Congress’ agenda this summer.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2024