US Transportation Policy

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.
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
19 Jul 2017
McCain first introduced a Jones Act repeal bill in 2010.
11 Jul 2017
“What information is available today? What information do you need to act?”
30 Jun 2017
Marine terminals are reluctant to jump aboard until they get guarantees on data safety.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
02 May 2017
The US Federal Maritime Commissioners voted 4-0 to reject ‘K’-Line, MOL, and NYK Line’s plan to share information with each other ahead of the merging of their container operations in July
16 Mar 2017
“If we get a cut of what they are talking about, it’s going to be devastating.”
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.