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.
OMAHA, Neb. — Companies that have plants served by only one railroad may soon be able to get a bid from another railroad if their service is bad enough under a new rule that was proposed Sept. 7.
President Joe Biden will nominate Michael Whitaker to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after his first choice withdrew in March after facing opposition from Republican senators.
Concerns are growing that California is falling behind in its ability to provide enough electric vehicle charging options to meet its own aggressive targets.
Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. are selling some of their stores in an effort to win regulatory approval for their $25 billion merger, according to people familiar with the matter.September 7, 2023
Legislation to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation through fiscal 2024 will be considered in the Senate as early as the week of Sept. 11.
Organizations representing heavy trucks were generally supportive of a joint proposed rule to require automatic emergency braking technologies on heavy trucks — with caveats.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has announced a $4 million economic development grant to New York’s Port of Oswego to buy new cargo-handling equipment and improve rail infrastructure.
Florida state legislators have given Jacksonville Port Authority officials a $30 million check to purchase two new ship-to-shore container cranes for the Blount Island Marine Terminal.
The U.S. trade deficit widened in July by less than forecast, reflecting an increase in exports of cars and services.