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ATA Reaffirms Opposition to Side Underride Guard Legislation  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Legislation that would require the installation of side underride guards on heavy trucks is not ...


Autonomous Vehicles: US Legal And Regulatory Landscape - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Alabama has no laws or regulations concerning autonomous passenger vehicles. However, the state has passed legislation concerning autonomous truck ...


Sen. Cramer urges quick action on highway legislation  Transportation Today

U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) recently praised America's Transportation Act (ATIA), submitting comments from North Dakota residents, officials, and ...


Calls for legislative change to limit citizen vehicle data collection and use in Australia  ZDNet

The National Transport Commission has asked for a reform, requiring states and territories to agree to broad principles on limiting government collection, use, ...


Letters to the Editor: Congressional legislation addresses physical therapist shortage  Charleston Post Courier

We have a national shortage of physical therapists. Estimates show that by 2025, an additional 27000 physical therapists will be needed to meet growing ...


Gun law case before US Supreme Court has Americans up in arms  Quartz

The US Supreme Court will soon consider the right to bear arms, something it hasn't done for nearly a decade. Whether it should is up for debate, and the ...


Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund  Transport Topics Online

A $287 billion highway bill the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee easily advanced last month is notable for several big-picture proposals.


Public Transport Victoria in breach of Privacy Act after re-identifiable data on over 15m myki cards released  ZDNet

Public Transport Victoria found in breach of Privacy and Data Protection Act after a dataset containing a record of 1.8 billion myki events was provided without ...


AEM Supports Legislation to Improve Our Nation's Infrastructure  Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Washington, D.C. - Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the introduction and unanimous ...


Viktor Dovhan: Transport challenges for Ukraine's new parliament  Kyiv Post

In order to build a new European infrastructure in Ukraine, the new Verkhovna Rada dominated by President Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party, ...


Autonomous Vehicles Federal Policy Developments - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Based on recent activity in Washington, D.C., it is possible that we will see developments this fall related to autonomous vehicles (AV) policy. United States ...


SCOTUS Should Drop This Second Amendment Case, a New York Times Columnist Argues, Because Mass Shootings  Reason

The justices would be abdicating their duty to uphold the Constitution if they let such political considerations decide legal issues.


Brazil gets moving on gas competition  Petroleum Economist

Brazil is finally getting serious about loosening the hegemonic grip of Petrobras, the state-owned oil and gas company, on the country's gas industry, almost ten ...


Every Fourth Flight from Bulgaria Departed with a Delay in July  Novinite.com

Every fourth departure from Bulgaria's three busiest airports is delayed. This is evidenced by the results of the inspection by the Directorate General for Civil ...


SENATOR LINDA STEWART RE-FILES LEGISLATION REQUIRING CHILD CARE TRANSPORT VEHICLE ALARMS  Orlando Political Observer

ORLANDO – Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) received an official bill number for re-filed legislation on alarms for child care vehicles. The bill, Child Care ...


Argentina Hosts Exercise PSI 2019 To Counter Dangerous Shipments  Dialogo Americas

*Service* members and civilians from seven countries of the Americas work together to locate and disrupt shipments of weapons of mass destruction.


Analysis shows most legislative districts affected by tolls  The Advocate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new analysis shows the bulk of Connecticut's legislative districts would be affected by a contentious proposal to install electronic ...


Almost All British Train Lines Are Now Owned By Other EU Countries  Forbes

Britain's West Coast mainline, one of the last to be fully run by a UK company, has been acquired by a Trenitalia consortium. Privatisation has seen rail pass to ...


Governor Signs NY School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Bill into Law - STN Media  School Transportation News

School districts across New York are now authorized to install video cameras on their buses to capture footage of motorists illegally passing stops where ...


How the new Motor Vehicles Act puts us on the road to safety  Moneycontrol

The new legislation addresses a gamut of issues impacting road safety.As far as road safety is concerned, discipline is imperative.


Shipping emissions: Shore power set back by insufficient legislation, high electricity costs  JOC.com

Global shore power could significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but faces significant hurdles to implementation due to a lack of national ...


Climate Change Is Harming Nation's Roadways Says Proposed Senate Bill On Infrastructure  KRCC

A bipartisan bill is moving forward through the Senate. It specifically tackles the impacts of climate change on our nation's roads and bridges.


Greek Tourism and Transport Ministries Strengthen Ties  GTP Headlines

The Greek ministries of tourism and transport have expressed keenness to strengthen ties and boost cooperation to resolve critical issues.


Welsh Government will not pursue taxi and private hire legislation in new Public Transport Bill | TaxiPoint Taxi News | UK | Black cabs  TaxiPoint Taxi News

The Welsh Government have confirmed they will not be pursuing legislation in relation to taxi and private hire vehicles in the new Public Transport (Wales) Bil.


Air pollution: Could a fuel duty hike and EV tax breaks help clean up our air?  www.businessgreen.com

Does the UK need a Committee on Air Pollution? Think tank Bright Blue sets out policy menu for tackling air pollution crisis.


Inside track: Local Government - In the media, in practice and courts, cases and legislation - Government, Public Sector - Australia  Mondaq News Alerts

This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation of interest to local government. Australia Government, Public Sector ...


John Tamihere's pledge to sack Auckland Transport's board should be taken seriously  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: The big question about mayoral hopeful John Tamihere's pledge to sack the entire board of council agency Auckland Transport is: Can he do it?


SA’s new traffic demerits system, the Aarto Bill, signed into law  Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law. The bill, which can be read in full here, was ...


House Transportation Leader DeFazio Offers Infrastructure Legislation Roadmap  Transport Topics Online

Speaking to reporters at a conference hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on Feb. 27, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)


LIGHTFOOT'S first big staff CHANGE — IL GOP REVAMP after getting 'SHELLACKED' — Illinois SUES over green cards rule  Politico

TGIF, Illinois! We won't know until tonight how the Cook County Democratic Party endorsements will play out. TOP TALKER. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...


Tasmanian Liberal Government 'hamstrung' by Hickey, Labor says, as legislative agenda slows  ABC Local

The Tasmanian Government is acting as if it is in minority, according to one political analyst, as parliamentarians — and Labor — question the slowdown of the ...


Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Steve Cohen Introduce 'Complete Streets' Legislation  Transport Topics Online

Establishing a nationwide mandate to ensure municipalities design streets with every user in mind is the essence of legislation a group of federal lawmakers ...


National Guard Program Eyes Southern W.Va. Expansion, But One Community Remains Skeptical It'll Come  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

As the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy continues to graduate more West Virginia teens than ever, its leaders say the program has reached its capacity for the.


New legislation aims to promote safe, accessible transportation  MassTransitMag.com

The bill would require states to use a portion of their federal highway money to create a grant program to fund safer and more accessible projects.


Fast, not so furious? Europe wrestles with electric scooters  The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Ban them outright. Issue speeding tickets. Make users take a driving test. From Paris to Berlin, European cities are searching for solutions to the ...


Oregon House Passes Bill To Transport Cannabis Across State Lines  OPB News

The Oregon House passed a bill Tuesday that makes it legal to transport cannabis across state lines. But trading isn't about to happen anytime soon. Senate Bill ...


CCA Report: CCA releases priorities document ahead of federal election  Canadian Cattlemen

It's been a busy few months for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA). Since my last column, CCA has released its priorities document with.


Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Bill Advances in US House  Transport Topics Online

Funding for highway safety programs and grants for infrastructure projects nationwide advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 25.


Pair of Senators Introduce Speed-Limiter Legislation for Heavy Trucks  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A bipartisan bill that aims to require speed limiters on heavy trucks has been introduced in the ...


Shipping in Australia 2020 - Transport - Australia  Mondaq News Alerts

Shipping 2020 is an extensive analysis of law, practice and regulations governing the shipping industry in Australia. Australia Transport Holding Redlich 17 Aug ...


Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer Introduces Biodiesel Tax Credit Legislation  Transport Topics Online

Bipartisan legislation that would extend the biodiesel tax credit by two years was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Iowa Democrat Rep.


A Legislative Downpour  Millennium Post

Many records were broken as the Parliament productively passed a large number of Bills this session – yet, the complete absence of scrutiny has left many ...


Louisiana's Autonomous Truck Rules Will Take Effect Aug. 1  Transport Topics Online

Louisiana's recently approved regulations for autonomous commercial motor vehicles will take effect Aug. 1.


The other road toll we can no longer ignore  RenewEconomy

Australian governments can no longer ignore the health threats from diesel and petrol vehicles.


California Legislation to Codify ABC Employee-Contractor Test Gains Approval of State Assembly  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Legislation has passed in California's State Assembly that would mandate use of the so-called ...


Legislation May Allow Interstate Transport of Hemp in Idaho  U.S. News & World Report

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that will allow the interstate transport of hemp and a hemp-derived extract called CBD through Idaho — where it's illegal — has ...


Jumps in air ambulance charges may help Senate's balance billing ban  ModernHealthcare.com

Median charges for air ambulance services compared to Medicare rates soared by 46% to 61% from 2012 to 2016.


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Expands Road-Usage Charge Program  Transport Topics Online

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that will expand the state's voluntary road usage charge program, known as OReGO.


Mental health transport eyed in legislation  Cleveland Daily Banner

The issue of law enforcement agencies transporting people in need of mental services is drawing attention across Tennessee. According to Bradley County ...


Transportation Leaders Examine Market Concerns in Freight Rail Industry  Transport Topics Online

The leaders of the transportation policy panel of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed concern about possible unfair trade practices in the freight rail ...


Infrastructure Bill Possible With Trump, Congressional Leadership, Chamber Says  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — With the next round of infrastructure talks between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expected later this month, an ...


Crypto Vs. Cash: Which Countries Expect to Go Digital Soon?  Cointelegraph

Why do countries forego large cash transactions and what role will cryptocurrencies play in this transformation.


Proposed Legislation Seeks a Mandate for Heavy Trucks to Install Side Underguards — Again  Transport Topics Online

Companion bipartisan bills have been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate and House that call for a new regulation that would require trucks weighing more than ...


House legislation would bar USDOT from permitting foreign airlines which undermine labor standards  Transportation Today

The Fair and Open Skies Act was introduced in the House this week, pledging to prohibit the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) from granting foreign ...


Police open to using facial recognition from Auckland Transport CCTV cameras  RNZ

Police are not ruling out using facial recognition from an expanded network of CCTV cameras in Auckland.


Committee Passes Hoeven's Tribal Road Safety Enhancement Legislation  United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the Committee has approved S.


Virginia Lawmakers Strike Tolling Plan From I-81 Bills  Transport Topics Online

Legislation outlining an improvement program for Interstate 81 in Virginia has been amended to exclude plans for tolls along the route. Four lawmakers ...


20 public bodies pressing for restrictions on public right to know  The Ferret

Twenty public bodies have urged MSPs to weaken freedom of information law by increasing charges, widening exemptions and relaxing deadlines.


Oregon House Passes Oil Train Safety Regulations  OPB News

After three failed attempts, Oregon lawmakers appear poised to pass a bill regulating the transport of oil by rail through the state. House Bill 2209 passed the ...


Protect access to emergency air medical services — lives depend on it  Des Moines Register

Column: Holiday drunk driving endangers lives. Without emergency air *service* for accident victims, the toll would be even higher. helicopter-ambulance_large.


Hate is wrong, but it should not be criminal  Irish Examiner

Hate is just emotion, however distasteful the comment, whomever the target. It should not be prosecutable, unless it becomes incitement or violence, says ...


Senate Panel Advances Diesel Emissions Legislation  Transport Topics Online

Legislation that aims to facilitate emissions reduction from diesel engines was easily approved April 10 by the committee that oversees surface transportation ...


Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 8.16.19  Florida Politics

It's always hard to say goodbye to one of the good guys. Veteran Tallahassee broadcaster John Lucas, referred to as “the gold standard for television journalists ...


ATA Launches Campaign to Promote Infrastructure Deal  Transport Topics Online

American Trucking Associations has formally launched its campaign in support of a federal infrastructure funding package. The purpose of the campaign is to ...


Construction, Business Stakeholders Renew Push for Infrastructure Bill  Transport Topics Online

Groups representing the construction and business sectors are ramping up their calls for congressional action on an infrastructure measure this year.


Constance demands fellow Berejiklian minister 'explain' himself  Sydney Morning Herald

A public stoush has erupted between senior ministers in the Berejiklian government as the fallout over decriminalising abortion continues to divide the Coalition.


Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced  NORML Blog

Today, Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis ...


Rep. Sam Graves: August Do-or-Die Month for Infrastructure Bill in 2019  Transport Topics Online

The leadership of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will be on hand to offer guidance when the House Ways and Means panel meets March 6 to ...


Rail News - Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Transport Minister Marc Garneau, Transport Canada, rail safety regulations, locomotive voice and video recorders. From the ...


Legislation opens Iowa roads for autonomous vehicles | Government and Politics  Quad City Times

DES MOINES — Autonomous vehicles are one turn of the wheel closer to rolling down Iowa highways.


Livestock haulers legislation reintroduced  Feedstuffs

House and Senate introduce companion bills to offer relief of Hours-of- *Service* rules.


Coalition Pushes for Federal Excise Tax Repeal on New Trucks  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A group of stakeholders is pushing for the congressional repeal of the federal excise tax on the ...


Legislation to Relieve Regulatory Burden on Livestock Haulers  AgNet West

Legislation was recently introduced in Congress that would hep ease some of the regulatory burdens that livestock haulers are required to...


More Hours of Service Fixes for Livestock Haulers Offered by Congress  Dairy Herd Management

Another bill has been proposed in Congress that seeks to address concerns for livestock haulers regarding hours of *service* regulations, adding to a growing list ...


Senate surprise-billing legislation advances  Becker's Hospital Review

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed bipartisan legislation June 26 that includes a measure to end surprise medical bills, ...


Congress' 'Problem Solvers' Tackle Infrastructure Policy  Transport Topics Online

Although President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats hit the pause button on infrastructure policy discussions earlier this year, a bipartisan group of ...


Time to fast-track infrastructure legislation | TheHill  The Hill

To meet the requirements of international trade, a well-maintained infrastructure is paramount.


Lawmakers reintroduce bill to reform HOS, ELD rules for livestock, insect and agricultural haulers  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) have reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would require the secretary of ...


SC lawmakers drafting new legislation after two women drowned in a sheriff's van  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — State lawmakers are drafting legislation to change the way mental health patients are transported in South Carolina after two women drowned ...


Can you carry CBD oil on a plane? Maybe. Here's what new TSA rules  Los Angeles Times

Hey, did you hear that the Transportation Security Administration is going to allow you to carry CBD oil in your carry-on bag and your suitcase? That's a wow.


House Energy and Commerce Republicans request bipartisan self-driving vehicle legislation  Transportation Today

Joining with subcommittee leaders, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) dispatched a letter this week to ...


Air Methods, Global Medical Response most at risk with surprise billing ban  Healthcare Dive

The biggest air ambulance companies have the most to lose should a balance billing ban working its way through Congress become federal law, a new report ...


Automotive Service Association criticizes Louisiana legislation attempting to remove vehicle inspection requirements  Transportation Today

A new bill introduced in Louisiana is sparking controversy over changes it would make to vehicular inspection requirements. © Shutterstock. Such inspections ...


Connected car legislation must put EU transport goals in the fast lane  Ericsson

Digitisation is driving the most significant period of change in the automotive industry since the introduction of the moving assembly line in 1913. Today, millions ...


Legislation Changes the Face of Russia's Maritime Industry  The Maritime Executive

2018 was a crucial year for water transport, shipbuilding and port industries in Russia, with key pe...


BNSF responds to Pacific Northwest legislation targeting crude-by-rail  FreightWaves

As state legislatures react to the growing volumes of crude oil being transported by rail in the Pacific Northwest, their responses will continue to bump up against ...


Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants  Transport Topics Online

Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal ...


Idaho hemp legislation dead after House kills bill  Idaho Statesman

The Idaho House has voted to kill hemp legislation after the Senate added amendments that lawmakers say turned it into a decision to create a state plan for ...


Is London Smart City Initiative as smart as it could be?  Workplace Insight

George Adams asks whether Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's Smart City Initiative is as smart as London and the rest of the UK need it to be.


Under new state legislation, electric bikes and scooters could be coming to Albany  Albany Business Review

The Capital District Transportation Authority has repeatedly expressed interest in adding e-bikes to the CDPHP Cycle bike share, which the CDTA operates.


Senate surprise-billing proposal features payment benchmark  Becker's Hospital Review

Senate health committee leaders have introduced a bipartisan legislative package that protects patients from surprise medical bills by banning out-of-network ...


New York City Changes Firearms Transport Policy Before SCOTUS Review  The Daily Caller

New York City decided to change a portion of its gun laws related to the transport of firearms just a few months after the Supreme Court decided to review a ...


Legislation grants Rosatom control of the Russian Arctic  Bellona

Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has been granted control over the Arctic Northern Sea Route, advancing its aim of becoming the sole operator on ...


State Senate Passes E-Bike Legislation, Assembly Expected to be Next  Jackson Heights Post

June 19, 2019 By Shane O'Brien Legislation legalizing the use of e-bikes and e-scooters has been passed by the New York State Senate. The bill, sponsored.


Lawmakers Pitch Infrastructure Proposals Before Next Congress  Transport Topics Online

Sensing the impetus for considering a long-term infrastructure funding bill when the new Congress convenes in less than a month, key House and Senate ...


Legislation reintroduced to delay 25 percent tariff on auto parts, vehicles  Transportation Today

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Doug Jones (D-AL) reintroduced Tuesday the Automotive Jobs Act that aims to delay President Donald Trump's ...


Washington governor signs bill with new Bakken crude oil requirements  Bismarck Tribune

The governor of Washington state signed a bill Thursday with new requirements for Bakken crude oil shipped by rail, setting up a likely legal battle with North ...


Legislation would establish training for young truck drivers  Transportation Today

Bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday would remove federal regulatory barriers that prevent truck drivers from entering the interstate workforce before the ...


New Washington Legislation Steps on the Electric Vehicle Accelerator  Lexology

As part of a package of bills aimed at reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions, the 2019 Washington State legislature passed legislation that…


Rubio Joins Sasse, Colleagues in Reintroducing Livestock Haulers Legislation  Southeast AgNet

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in reintroducing the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act. Currently, overly strict ...


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