US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

23 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Trucking Associations is urging the U.S. Senate to pass a shorter “short-term patch” to the Highway Trust Fund than that approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month and then quickly move to finding a long-term funding solution.
Infrastructure
22 Jul 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx won’t be celebrating if a $10.9 billion injection for the Highway Trust Fund approved by the House last week makes it through the Senate.
16 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress is winding up to punt on the challenge of finding a long-term solution to fund highways, bridges and roads...
MSC vessel
11 Jul 2014
How much market share Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. would control through the 10-year vessel sharing agreement they announced on July 10 will largely determine whether the pact meets a similar fate to that of the P3.
Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
05 Jul 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.
25 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero today said the agency is reaching out to container lines for specifics on their planned congestion surcharges ahead of potential work stoppages at U.S. West Coast ports.
Richard Lidinsky
19 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — The only U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner to cast a vote against the P3 Network said Chinese authorities might have done the agency “a favor by forcing us to look at our regulatory standards within this new world” of massive vessel-sharing agreements.
18 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — With few short-term solutions available to solve the nation’s highway funding crisis, some in Congress are willing to back raising and indexing the federal fuels tax to inflation despite the political risks.
12 Jun 2014
The U.S. Congress is considering taxing oil companies to pay for federal highway construction, as legislators debate whether to save the primary engine of surface transportation infrastructure funding with a short-term fix or something more ambitious.
U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, on June 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
10 Jun 2014
President Barack Obama’s signing into law of major port legislation today is just one step toward the United States getting its maritime trade gateways up to snuff.
cybersecurity
09 Jun 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will assess cybersecurity at ports across the nation after a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that showed the DHS wasn’t doing enough to stop cyber threats.
06 Jun 2014
Customs brokers and forwarders are asking the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to create procedures to help them better handle potential work stoppages at U.S. West Coast ports.