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Immense Simulations gets new funding for its transportation modelling platform  Traffic Technology Today

UK-based mobility software developer Immense Simulations has secured US$4.6m in Series A funding that will aid the continued growth and development of its ...


RRPS board asks state for full transportation funding  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — There was a lot of money talk at Monday's meeting of the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education. There was also talk about a ...


Infrastructure Week Encore: Trump, Democrats to Discuss Funding May 22  Transport Topics Online

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed on April 30 to proceed with a $2 trillion infrastructure package, yet, they haven't announced how ...


Pentagon seeks to use funds to transport, lodge Taliban members in search of ceasefires  Reuters

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it had asked Congress for the authority to help fund lodging and transportation for Taliban members who were interested in ...


Bill Shuster Offers Gameplan for Infrastructure Funding  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — A bottom-up approach to funding a $2 trillion infrastructure package was suggested by Bill Shuster, former chairman of the transportation ...


Elon Musk’s Boring Company secures contract for Las Vegas transport tunnel  Teslarati

Despite receiving some pushback from two board members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, The Boring Company has nevertheless secured ...


Lawmakers Mull Funding Options for $2 Trillion Infrastructure Deal  Transport Topics Online

Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Ahead of White House Meeting.


Infrastructure Talks Between Trump, Democrats Break Down  Transport Topics Online

Bipartisan negotiations on infrastructure policy came to a halt May 22, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democratic leaders each questioning the ...


Transportation budget agreement invests billions in roads and bridges, includes MNLARS fix  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

An agreement has been reached on a comprehensive transportation funding package that invests billions in Minnesota's transportation infrastructure over the ...


US FTA announces new funding for innovative public transport projects  Traffic Technology Today

The US Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the opportunity for public transport providers across the ...


Sen. Wicker: Figuring Out Funding for 'Really Big' Infrastructure Package 'Will Take Time'  Transport Topics Online

While congressional transportation leaders continue to negotiate a massive infrastructure package, agreement over ways to fund its policy initiatives has not ...


MPs call for national bus strategy and wider franchising powers  The Guardian

Ministers must set out a national strategy for buses and extend franchising powers to all local authorities to halt an alarming decline in usage, MPs have said.


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's $41.5 Billion Infrastructure Plan Includes Tax Hikes  Transport Topics Online

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has drafted a $41.5 billion plan that would rely on a slew of new taxes and tax increases to repair the state's infrastructure. The six-year ...


Adviser suggests augmenting SCAT with Uber partnership to trim costs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

County Commission zeroes in on public private partnerships to reduce costs of providing transportation.


$2 Billion Invested in Trucking Tech Firms So Far in 2019  Transport Topics Online

Trucking technology firms are raking in cash as investors look to get in on a hot industry and capitalize on a U.S. economy that remains strong.


Lakewood's school busing mess spilled over to its neighbor. Here's the price tag  NJ.com

Lakewood Township's exploding demand for busing private school students has crossed into neighboring Toms Rivers, where the school district is expected to ...


ASCE Pushes to Make Infrastructure Funding Congressional Priority  Transport Topics Online

As Infrastructure Week inches nearer, the nation's oldest engineering group is continuing its efforts to promote transportation funding legislation.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Stresses Federal Funding in Infrastructure Plan  Transport Topics Online

A $2 trillion infrastructure package that congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump agreed to work on during this session of Congress should be ...


EPSCO to receive federal grant funds for migrant transportation assistance  KTSM News Channel 9

A federal government initiative is going to provide money to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, specifically for their assistance to transport migrants during the ...


Trump, Congressional Democrats Agree on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package  Transport Topics Online

After a private meeting at the White House on April 30, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters that ...


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Sets Rates for Tolls  Transport Topics Online

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, architect of a controversial tolling plan, has offered an idea of what toll rates will look like in a recent letter to the General ...


'Pivotal Moment' for Infrastructure, Says an Optimistic Nancy Pelosi  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told road construction industry executives she is optimistic about the prospects of advancing a ...


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 ...


Atelerix Raises Funding to Accelerate Development of Cell Transport Products  BioPharm International

A UK-based company that has created an innovative cell encapsulation technology, Atelerix, has revealed that it has closed a second round of funding worth ...


West Side Transport to build $8 million headquarters in Cedar Rapids  The Gazette

West Side Transport, a Cedar Rapids-based transportation and logistics company, plans an $8 million expansion for a corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids.


Post-16 school transport charges to rise by £110 a year in North Yorkshire  Hambleton Today

Home-to-school transport charges for post-16 students in North Yorkshire are to increase by £110 a year. Councillors have voted to increase this fee from £490 ...


UK hydrogen projects to receive funding | News  gasworld

Two UK projects using hydrogen fuel cell technology are set to benefit from a share of £25m ($32m) government funding.


High-Speed Rail is monstrosity  Morgan Hill Times

anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Golden Spike Ceremony: I was disturbed by your lack of fair treatment of both sides of the issue.


Aperia Technologies Secures Funding to Accelerate Growth  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


Rep. Blais takes the bus to bring awareness about funding, ride times for students  GazetteNET

Rep. Natalie Blais wanted to better understand what children endure to get to and from school each day, so she did what seemed most logical — she got on a ...


Transport promises for election 2019: the good, the bad and the downright ugly  The Conversation AU

No matter who wins Saturday's federal election, you can expect to see more cranes on the skyline and hi-viz vests on the roadside. Both major parties are ...


South Central Light Rail Extension, Phoenix, United States of America  Railway Technology

South Central light rail extension is a proposed 8.8km-long extension to the existing light rail system in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, US.


Gas-Tax Hike Is in Play as Trump Weighs Infrastructure Politics  Transport Topics Online

The Trump administration hasn't ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who ...


Bill to increase funding for ambulance services heads to Legislature  The Ellsworth American

ELLSWORTH — A bill aimed at keeping rural ambulance services afloat is headed to the Legislature for a full vote after it was unanimously approved by the.


Oregon's Infrastructure Earns a C- on ASCE Report Card  Transport Topics Online

Oregon's infrastructure received a C- on its report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The report card, released May 15, assessed bridges, dams, ...


ASCE Releases Infrastructure Grades for Iowa and California  Transport Topics Online

The American Society of Civil Engineers' newly released infrastructure report cards for Iowa and California reveal the condition of those states' underlying ...


Rep. Earl Blumenauer Stresses Urgency of Infrastructure Deal  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — A federal infrastructure funding package is within reach, but lawmakers need to act soon, according to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).


Grayling calls on councils to apply for green transport funding  Transport Network

Chris Grayling has urged more local authorities to apply for funding earmarked for investment into ecologically sustainable transport projects. Speaking today at ...


When We Own It: a model for public ownership of transport in the 21st century  Open Democracy

Public ownership means we can reinvest profits in improving services rather than lining shareholders' pockets – while also improving health and tackling climate ...


Ford Partnership With EV Manufacturer Rivian Includes $500 Million Funding  Transport Topics Online

Ford Motor Co. will invest $500 million in Rivian Automotive Inc., aligning the maker of the industry-leading F-Series pickup line with an upstart that's electrifying ...


Breakfast links: Metro could soon be flush with federal funding  Greater Greater Washington

Congress could give Metro hundreds of millions more in federal funding. Arlington was ranked the 5th best biking city in the country. DC is looking to understand ...


Green transport funding across the region hits £600m  The Bolton News

MORE than £600m has now been allocated to green transport projects across the region.


Lifeline for school transport firm - as Birmingham forces through controversial service shake-up  Birmingham Live

Contentious changes to the cash-strapped travel assist *service* were approved.


NJ Politics Digest: Sweeney Says Not So Fast on Decriminalizing Pot  Observer

He wanted to legalize and tax recreational marijuana use, but Senate President Steve Sweeney isn't so keen on simply decriminalizing it. The Record reports ...


Higher energy bills and transport costs drive up UK inflation  The Guardian

Dearer energy bills and a pick-up in the cost of transport have pushed the annual rate of inflation back above the government's 2% target for the first time in four ...


Transportation Experts, Government Leaders Stress Human Factor of Infrastructure  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — As cities continue to grow and infrastructure rapidly incorporates more technology, former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx cautioned ...


Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Infrastructure Proposals April 30  Transport Topics Online

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she plans to meet with President Donald Trump next week to discuss an infrastructure deal, even as she resists calls from ...


Minister Garneau announces funding to organizations that promote safe boating practices  Canada NewsWire

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Recreational boating is an activity practiced by many Canadians each year, and the Government of Canada takes their ...


Labour reveals plan to put £1.3bn a year back into local bus services  The Guardian

Labour would spend £1.3bn a year to reverse recent cuts to local bus services as a means of boosting communities and helping the environment, the party has ...


Company: We didn’t tell truckers about shutdown because we wanted to get paid  CDLLife

An Ohio trucking company that recently shut their doors for good says they didn't tell their workers about the mass layoff because doing so would have hurt their ...


KeepTruckin Gets $149 Million Investment From Greenoaks Capital  Transport Topics Online

KeepTruckin, a fleet-management company specializing in connectivity, secured $149 million in an investment led by Greenoaks Capital, with participation from ...


Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews on collision course over Melbourne's East West Link  The Guardian

The re-elected Morrison government and Victoria's Labor state government are on a collision course over the controversial proposed 18km East West Link toll ...


PlanetM grants fund Beaumont Hospital drug delivery robot, more mobility ventures  Crain's Detroit Business

Michigan's mobility business development arm is funding drug delivery by robot at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. Ann Arbor-based startup Bedestrian is ...


Nancy Pelosi to Headline Infrastructure Week Forum  Transport Topics Online

The real Infrastructure Week is finally here, and Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be among the lawmakers delivering ...


Cyclists mount protest urging funding rise for green transport  The Irish Times

Dublin Cycling Campaign calls for 20% increase in spending for cycling and walking.


Medical Transport in Question  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SCRANTON, Pa. -- County transit authorities across the state could lose some state and federal funding if a new state law takes effect later this year. The law ...


Latin America, part 3: The evolution of buses, bikes and scooters  PhocusWire

For part three in our series on Latin America's travel industry we take a look at some developments in the ground transportation sector.


Putrajaya gives public transport RM500m shot in the arm with new fund  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Putrajaya has launched a RM500 million Public Transport Fund to be managed by Bank Pembangunan Malaysia. Finance Minister ...


See what candidates Barbara Favola and Nicole Merlene told us about their priorities  Greater Greater Washington

The race between incumbent Virginia state senator Barbara Favola and challenger Nicole Merlene, to represent parts of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun along ...


Funding approved for Wellington to Hutt Valley cycling and walking path  RNZ

The government has approved funding for a cycling and walking path connecting Wellington to the Hutt Valley.


Every train operating company smartcard, ranked by how smart the card is  CityMetric

Two things: I live in Wiltshire and I am a transport nerd. Sadly, the world-renowned city of Salisbury hasn't yet invested in a metro system, leaving me bereft of ...


Minnesota Senate Strikes Proposed Fuel Tax Hike  Transport Topics Online

A proposed 20-cent hike to the fuel tax did not survive the scrutiny of the Minnesota Senate, which passed a transportation finance bill May 1.


Senate Republicans pass transportation budget that invests billions in roads and bridges  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

Budget funds critical road construction projects, adds accountability. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Senate passed a comprehensive transportation funding ...


Shropshire Council approves post-16 education transport cost rise  Whitchurch Herald

Plans to axe funding for nursery school transport for special educational needs children have been dropped.


1,000 electric, rentable bikes called Wheels are coming to Atlanta  Curbed Atlanta

Dockless vehicles come equipped with helmets, Bluetooth speakers.


Bustos Testifies at Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing  WGIL Radio News

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Bustos once sat on the committee – she ...


Committee Against Human Trafficking Reviews Draft of Final Report  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking is one step closer to submitting the final version of its ...


Inland waterways: Container-on-barge services get federal funding boost  JOC.com

Three container-on-barge and catamaran projects will receive a $6.79 million boost from the federal government as operators find openings where they can fend ...


Roundtrip nabs $5.1M for non-emergency medical transportation solution  MedCity News

Roundtrip, a company offering a non-emergency medical transportation solution, has raised a $5.14 Series A round, according to a news release sent to ...


EV Subsidiary Of Indian Cab Aggregator Ola Raises Fresh Funding  CleanTechnica

May 10th, 2019 by Saurabh. Ola Electric Mobility, a subsidiary of India's Uber-competitor, Ola Cabs, recently announced a *fresh* round of funding from one of the ...


Uber adds public transport information to London app  The Guardian

Uber is relaunching its London app to include public transport information, allowing users to compare journeys on other services, as well as its private hire cars.


Yorkshire must have fair share of post-Brexit funding to replace EU millions - Dan Jarvis  Yorkshire Post

We stand at the edge of great change. Whatever your views on Brexit, there is no doubt that leaving the European Union will bring both challenges and ...


SEC Postpones VanEck Bitcoin ETF, Yet Again. Should We Expect an Approval in 2019?  Cointelegraph

The SEC delays its decision on the VanEck SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal yet again.


High-stakes infrastructure sit-down set for next week  Politico

Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Transportation is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Transportation subscribers hold exclusive early access to ...


Congestion charge for Cambridge moves step closer  Cambridge Independent

Pollution and peak-time congestion charging have topped a public vote on plans to reduce traffic and improve public transport in Cambridge.


More than £32 million for transport schemes across Wales  FleetPoint

The allocation of local authority grants will help fund schemes which support the Welsh Government's economic priorities for jobs and growth, promote economic ...


LNER raises serious concerns over huge York station revamp  YorkMix

LNER runs York railway station – and the company is not happy with the plans to make major changes to the site. The train company says City of York Council ...


Lawmakers may ditch long-hated driver responsibility program  Houston Chronicle

The bumpy ride for thousands of Texans trapped by excessive fees from the state's driver responsibility program could come to an end soon under a bill to ...


Trump's pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock | TheHill  The Hill

President Trump faces stiff opposition from Republicans in his desire for a massive infrastructure package.


FreightHub, the European digital freight forwarder, collects $30M Series B  TechCrunch

FreightHub, the European digital freight forwarder, has raised $30 million in Series B financing. Leading the round is Rider Global — a venture fund said to be ...


Uber Aims for $84 Billion Valuation in Year's Largest IPO  Transport Topics Online

Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $9 billion in an initial public offering that could give the No. 1 ride-hailing company a market valuation of ...


If China funds Thailand’s high-speed rail, will the debt be too much?  South China Morning Post

The Export-Import Bank of China has offered Thailand a low-interest loan for the construction of a belt and road project linking the country with Kunming and ...


Funding doubled for Gold Coast Park'n' Ride  myGC.com.au

The State Government has announced a funding boost for the new Park 'n' Ride facilities at Ormeau station. An extra $2 million will be allocated to the project…


Ports Offer Ample Opportunity for P3s, Experts Say  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — Ports, which incorporate various modes of transportation, can serve as testing grounds for public-private partnerships, according to experts ...


Eastbrook station misses out on funding | News  Glamorgan Gem

Eastbrook train station in Dinas Powys won't be getting funding in the near future for a new footbridge with improved access for those with mobility problems.


NYSE Arca Seeks Rule Change to List ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills  CoinDesk

NYSE Arca has formally applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a rule change that would allow it to list shares in a proposed bitcoin ...


Government commits $3.8b to fix Wellington's transport issues  New Zealand Herald

The Government has proposed contributing an estimated $3.8 billion over 30 years to fix the capital's transport woes. It's 60 per cent of a total $6.4b expected ...


Commitment questioned on $4.4b promised for wider region in Let's Get Wellington Moving  Stuff.co.nz

Billions of dollars claimed to be set aside for Wellington transport projects are unaccounted for, days after they were promoted as a win for the region.


Chronic funds shortfall for people with disabilities prevents independent living  The Irish Times

125 million needed to make buses and trains wheelchair accessible, says IWA.


Wales to join Europe's rail elite, while Halton Curve reopens  Transport Network

The Welsh Government has announced that a formal planning application for its £100m Global Centre of Rail Excellence is due for submission in early 2020.


Fundamental Labs Fund to Invest $44 Million in Brand-New Bitcoin Miners  CoinDesk

Fundamental Labs, a blockchain fund manager that's backed Binance, Coinbase and Canaan Creative, is investing $44 million in top-of-the-line bitcoin miners, ...


SEC Shuts Down Ponzi Scheme Which Duped 300 Into ‘Diamond-Backed’ Cryptocurrency  Cointelegraph

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a confirmed cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme after it took funds worth $30 million, the ...


Tauranga City Council reviewing $20m in transport projects  New Zealand Herald

Independent consultants are reviewing more than $20 million worth of Tauranga City Council transport projects. Among other things, the reviews will check the ...


Stakeholders Again Call On Congress to Approve Long-Term Transportation Funding  Transport Topics Online

The stakeholders said: The country's transportation network is desperately in need of long-term federal funding assurances meant to improve freight and ...


Let's Get Wellington Moving: City councillors not unanimous in support  Stuff.co.nz

The $6.4 billion Let's Get Wellington Moving project has been launched with much fanfare, yet support for the "transformational" blueprint amongst city ...


More than £4 million of Welsh Government grants being pumped into Flintshire transport schemes  Deeside.com

More than £4 million is being pumped into Flintshire transport schemes aimed at improving safety, public transport links and cycle lanes. The grants support ...


Lobby Wrap: Onex Corp. lobbying Ottawa on WestJet deal  iPolitics.ca

The private-equity firm seeking to purchase Canadian airline WestJet is lobbying Ottawa on the regulatory approval of the deal. Last week, Jeff Smith and Bruce ...


State Government demands answers from national disability authority over transport subsidies  The Advertiser

The State Government is demanding assurances from the National Disability Insurance Agency that South Australians wont be worse off under a new disability ...


TfL delays investment as debt climbs to £11bn  City A.M.

Transport for London (TfL) delayed nearly half a billion pounds in capital spending during its latest financial year, while its debts climbed past £11bn.


Government awards £25 million to fund zero-emission transport innovations  GOV.UK

New projects are powering the future of zero emission vehicles.


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