US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

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.
02 Sep 2014
When he goes to Shanghai in November, U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle wants to find out how Chinese regulators will handle the “2M” vessel-sharing agreement, as statements that the pact doesn’t require regulatory approval from Beijing are coming from others, not regulators themselves.
28 Aug 2014
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. could eventually operate ships of up to 19,200-TEUs on east-west trades that touch the U.S., within their planned “2M” vessel-sharing agreement, according to a filing with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission.
27 Aug 2014
A U.S. appellate court panel ruled that as many as 2,300 FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were employees, not independent contractors, when they worked for the package delivery company in the last decade.
27 Aug 2014
A U.S. agency is imposing big penalties on companies that allegedly fired truck drivers for raising safety complaints, and it’s not the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
26 Aug 2014
A coalition of trucking groups is redoubling efforts to get controversial public safety scores taken off the Internet.
22 Aug 2014
The Obama administration picked T.F. Scott Darling III, chief counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to be the agency’s interim administrator, starting next week.
Intermodal train
22 Aug 2014
The U.S. rail regulatory agency is asking the seven major U.S. and Canadian railroads, along with short lines, to explain how they will handle the expected surge of intermodal traffic, noting the situation has been “challenging.”
19 Aug 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is moving forward in a fledgling effort to reduce long truck wait times at some ports in the U.S. by holding a forum in Southern California next month and another in Baltimore in the fall.
18 Aug 2014
The U.S. government will study vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology that could form the backbone of future systems aimed at improving passenger car and truck safety.