Transportation outlook stable for 2018, but could change with tax reform, Fitch report says

By Liz Carey  |  December 15, 2017

Tax reform, trade policy and anticipated interest rate hikes each could impact the transportation infrastructure sector in the coming year, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 transportation infrastructure outlook report. In the recently released report, Fitch projected stability for U.S. transportation infrastructure, citing economic and population growth and low fuel prices as stimulants to the sector as a whole. Fitch projects traffic growth for U.S. toll roads, improved airport perfor...

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Restoration of FAA-required registration of drones praised by Air Line Pilots Association

By Chris Galford |
December 14, 2017

President Donald Trump and Congress reauthorized this week the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ability to dema...Read More »

NBAA applauds passage of aviation bill

By Melina Druga |
December 13, 2017

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the...Read More »

Alaska Airlines to ban smart bags in cargo areas in 2018

By Aaron Martin |
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House leaders request GAO review on risks, advantages of longer trains

By Aaron Martin |
December 11, 2017

A leader of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently raised concerns that railroads operating trai...Read More »

Lawmakers question automation’s effects on trucking workforce

By Transportation Today News |
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Several members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee expressed concern over how the move to self-dri...Read More »

NATCO issues new guidance for designing safe urban bike networks

By Aaron Martin |
December 8, 2017

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued new guidance Wednesday that builds on the group...Read More »

NASAO supports maintaining tax-exempt status

By Melina Druga |
December 7, 2017

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and several other transportation associations recently voic...Read More »

California officials urge federal lawmakers to approve AIRR Act and end flight delays

By Kim Riley |
December 6, 2017

California businesses stand to be big losers if the nation’s ongoing and unnecessary flight delays continue, say state...Read More »

GAO makes recommendations to improve foreign airport assessments, inspections despite recent improvements

By Aaron Martin |
December 6, 2017

Despite gains made by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in foreign airport assessments and air carrier in...Read More »

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Sen. Barrasso calls for EPA studies on environmental impact of Renewable Fuel Standard

By Aaron Martin |
December 5, 2017

The leader of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee called on the EPA on Friday to conduct “overdue...Read More »

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