US Transportation Policy

16 Apr 2014
The Port of Jacksonville is poised to get the congressional go-ahead to deepen its harbor in order to handle larger container ships, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a needed report.
05 Jul 2013
Congress wants the Water Resources Development Act to help the nation meet that challenge by pumping more money into ports and completing infrastructure projects faster. The Senate passed its version of the bill in May, placing the onus on the House to bring its own version to conference this year. Here's what you need to know as the House takes on its version of WRDA.
02 Jul 2013
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today unanimously ruled that Congress improperly delegated power to Amtrak when it allowed when it allowed the private corporation to fine Class I carriers for causing delays in its passenger service, Bloomberg reports.
JOC Senior Editor William B. Cassidy talks with Jack Wells, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Transportation
02 Jul 2013
Jack Wells, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Transportation, details the agency's progress on a National Strategic Freight Plan.
Collapsed bridge.
28 Jun 2013
Major shippers, logistics providers and transportation companies are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to tell Congress what they need to move goods and materials more effectively. This slideshow covers the transportation industry's wish list as revealed during hearings by the Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation.
27 Jun 2013
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx as secretary of transportation.
U.S. Capitol building
26 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON — The approach the U.S. House of Representatives takes in tackling the long-delayed Water Resources Development Act over the coming months could signal how the chamber will deal with the next federal surface transportation bill.
26 Jun 2013
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development has completed its markup of the fiscal year 2014 appropriation bill...
25 Jun 2013
The New York State Legislature gave
Barge on the Upper Mississippi
21 Jun 2013
The United States’ marine freight transportation system is increasingly underfunded and “facing serious challenges,” according to a report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
21 Jun 2013
For years, Peter Friedmann has touted the idea that exports can regain their long-lost dominance over imports in U.S. container trade. Now some economists say the executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition may be onto something.
18 Jun 2013
A U.S. District Court judge in Portland ruled that the National Labor Relations Board last year had no right intervening in a contractual dispute between a container terminal operator at the Oregon port and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.