US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

24 Dec 2014
With the year coming to a close with no end in sight to the delays at West Coast ports, pressure is building for the federal government to intervene in stalled negotiations between longshoremen and employers that are blamed for at least of the congestion.
06 Nov 2014
The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate could unblock the gridlock delaying a long-term highway bill, but the window for legislative action may be short.
06 Nov 2014
Roads and highways connecting to the Port of Oakland are on track for upgrades after Alameda County voters this week approved a sales tax hike that will fund $7.8 billion worth of transportation infrastructure improvements.
04 Nov 2014
Shippers are pressuring the Obama administration send in a federal mediator to help the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and U.S. West Coast employers reach a contract, as talks appear to be deteriorating and Los Angeles-Long Beach congestion persists.
23 Oct 2014
U.S. shippers, transportation groups and members of Congress. are intensifying pressure on Congressional appropriators to produce legislation that would send more money collected via the harbor maintenance tax back to ports as envisioned in landmark legislation signed earlier this year.
17 Oct 2014
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx used a ceremony highlighting the expansion of Port Newark Container Terminal to put in a plug for an Obama administration proposal to spend $302 billion over the next four years on transport infrastructure.
07 Oct 2014
The largest U.S. trucking advocacy group will redouble efforts to convince legislators, regulators and the general public that trucking is safe and getting safer, while pursuing changes to truck driver hours of service rules and other regulations that hinder rather than help trucking, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said.
07 Oct 2014
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expects within the next couple of weeks to announce details of its “winter plan” to avoid a repeat of the gridlock that crippled the East Coast’s largest port last January and February.
03 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Ca., thinks shippers are so frustrated with freight bottlenecks on the U.S. highway network that they’re willing to fork over more money for national infrastructure.
12 Sep 2014
Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., has proposed legislation that would use federal funding to test whether 100 percent container scanning is feasible at two U.S. ports.
11 Sep 2014
The chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission is on a mission to help ports address their congestion problem, which seems to be getting worse.
08 Sep 2014
With the U.S. Congress back in session after the August recess, a coalition of shippers and freight transportation providers is wasting no time letting legislators and the Obama administration know what they want out of the next federal highway bill.