US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

Truck at rest area
25 Jul 2014
After five years leading a broad and often controversial effort to reshape federal truck safety regulation, Anne S. Ferro is leaving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
11 Sep 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. legislators on Sept. 10 vowed to strengthen the nation’s maritime industry, as the Merchant Marine faces rough waters and many in the ocean shipping industry are pushing back against a proposed Federal Maritime Commission rulemaking.
08 Sep 2013
Maritime labor unions were told last week they must intensify their efforts to educate Congress and the public about the national significance of infrastructure development and laws that preserve American maritime jobs, or risk even deeper cuts to these programs.
05 Sep 2013
WASHINGTON — Port and freight rail projects got a larger share of the Department of Transportation’s TIGER grants this time around, but the future of the politically contentious program is uncertain.
05 Sep 2013
About $474 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 2013 discretionary grant program...
05 Sep 2013
The U.S. Merchant Marine could lose up to 15 vessels, dealing a blow to mariners who operate the vessels, if federal sequestration cuts take effect next year, according to a maritime trade union.
28 Aug 2013
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has tapped a former White House staffer and former director of policy communications for Facebook as his chief of staff.
Port of New York & New Jersey view
28 Aug 2013
Kurt Nagle, president of the American Association of Port Authorities, said chances are good that Congress will approve a new Water Resources Development Act this year.
14 Aug 2013
The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing this fall related to a petition by The National Industrial Transportation League to modify the board's standards for mandatory competitive switching.
air freight loading platform
07 Aug 2013
U.S. air cargo imports are facing “sporadic” and “relatively minimal” delays because of heightened national security over terror threats, requiring the double screening of shipments on commercial flights coming from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the head of the Airfowarders Association.
06 Aug 2013
President Obama has signed an executive order, “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security,” in response to the explosion earlier this year at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas.