US Transportation Policy

14 Aug 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed updates to the hours-of-service regulations covering the trucking industry to increase flexibility and safety on US highways.
A train travels near the the Port of Long Beach.
28 Nov 2018
Ports are seeking a larger percentage of federal transportation funds, and with good reason: the American Association of Port Authorities has identified $20 billion in multimodal project needs for public port authorities alone.
A truck travels on a US road.
18 Jun 2018
Brokers and shippers would have the first official checklist to follow when hiring truckers if an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Act reauthorization passes this year. Supporters believe it’s a step towards ensuring freight is safely moving on highways whereas opponents believe it’s a race to the bottom to find the cheapest transportation that would endanger others.
10 Jan 2018
In particular, the FMCSA will focus on accelerating tests of autonomous vehicle technologies, believing they have the potential to significantly reduce crashes.
27 Nov 2017
William Doyle to resign from Federal Maritime Commission effective Jan. 3.
09 Nov 2017
As non-vessel operating common carriers have expanded their market share, so has pressure to ease restrictions on their ability to offer customized rate and service packages.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
03 Oct 2017
Hearing rebuts attacks on law after Puerto Rico hurricane.