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Are surprises ahead for legislation to curb surprise medical bills?  New Mexico Political Report

Surprise medical bills — those unexpected and often pricey bills patients face when they get care from a doctor or hospital that isn't in their insurance network ...


Canada Hires Company to Take Back its Trash from the Philippines  waste360

Bolloré Logistics Canada is scheduled to remove Canada's trash from the Philippines by the end of June.


New Shipping Emissions Regulations Will Increase Caribbean Food Costs  Forbes

IMO 2020, legislation that will ban ships from using fuels with a sulfur *content* above 0.5 percent, is expected to raise the operating costs of shippers by 20 ...


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 ...


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, ...


Discover Niagara Shuttle service ready for 2019 launch  Niagara Gazette

The Discover Niagara Shuttle, which remains free, will begin running on Friday.


Sen. Wicker: Commerce Committee's Agenda to Include Autonomous Vehicle Policy  Transport Topics Online

The U.S. Senate panel with jurisdiction over the trucking industry likely will take up autonomous vehicles technology policy during the 116th Congress.


Ginn: 2019 economic development and transportation legislation  Barrow Journal

During the 2019 session we passed over 100 pieces of legislation that will have an impact on all Georgians. These bills are now waiting for the governor's ...


Romanian taxi drivers launch own petition, call for rule of law  Romania-Insider.com

The federation of public transport firms in Romania (COTAR) launched a petition calling for compliance with transport.


Washington state bill could restrict crude-by-rail shipments  FreightWaves

Legislation has been approved by the Washington State Legislature that could restrict the movement of crude oil via railroads. The bill is sitting on the desk of ...


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 ...


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...


Infrastructure Bill Should Pave Way for Modernization, Holmes Norton Says  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — In early April, on the eve of a congressional hearing on highway safety, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton visited constituents in a revitalized ...


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.


Renting an e-scooter? Your home, auto insurance probably won't cover you  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Neither your homeowner's insurance nor your auto insurance will provide liability coverage if you hurt someone on an e-scooter.


Infrastructure Week Shines Spotlight on Resilience, Modernization  Transport Topics Online

After recent hurricanes destroyed transportation corridors in the Southeast part of the country, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Democrats on Capitol Hill ...


FMCSA Seeks Comment on Pilot Program for Young Drivers  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a potential pilot program that would allow drivers between the ages of 18 and 20 ...


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 ...


Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on New Trucks  Transport Topics Online

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation aimed at repealing the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, ...


MTA says anarchists are causing chaos in NYC subway  New York Daily News

The MTA believes a group of anarchists have been gumming up commutes for years by unnecessarily pulling emergency brakes on subway trains.


ARTBA Webinar Speakers Champion Transparency, Trust  Transport Topics Online

Establishing rapport with legislators and the public is essential to gaining their trust and generating support for infrastructure investment, according to state ...


Idaho State Police and the Ada County Prosecutor's Office respond to hemp petition  Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

Original Story. The following is a news release from the Idaho House/Senate Democrats: On Tuesday, Representative Ilana Rubel/(D-Boise) and Representative ...


CBS12 News Investigates: Troubled prison transport  WPEC

Missing child support payments: it's a crime that cost one Palm Beach County man his life after a violent van ride to jail. Steven Galack was one of thousands ...


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 ...


Decision on e-scooter law is on the way, Government says  The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil: the vehicles are effective, efficient and help to ease congestion.


Bipartisan legislation combats wildlife trafficking, poaching | News  Cannon Beach Gazette

In recognition of 2019 World Biodiversity Day, Oregon's Sen. Jeff Merkley and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help save ...


More Hours of Service Fixes for Livestock Haulers Offered by Congress  agprofessional.com

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 ...


Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence  TheJournal.ie

PRESSURE IS MOUNTING on the government to regulate the uses of E-scooters, with parties such as Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and even a TD within Fine ...


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 ...


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.


Sullivan brings ag, legislative experience to director's post  Agri News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Throughout his careers in banking, insurance, auctioneering and politics, John Sullivan never strayed too far from the farm. Now the ...


Oregon lawmaker introduces bill to raise gas tax, eventually linking it to inflation  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Tuesday introduced the Rebuild America Act of 2019, which would incrementally increase the federal gasoline ...


Pelosi, Schumer say they've agreed to pursue $2T infrastructure bill with Trump | TheHill  The Hill

Democratic congressional leaders said Tuesday they reached an agreement with President Trump to seek a deal on a $2 trillion infrastructure bill, a surprising ...


Merkel proposes European coalition of willing for CO₂ price in transport, buildings and agriculture  Clean Energy Wire

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the EU leaders summit in Sibiu, Romania. Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel 2019 ...


Buses and the case for a national strategy  Transport Network

The deregulation of the bus market under the 1985 Transport Act was a failure in terms; however it took austerity to really take the equivalent of a 'Beeching Axe' ...


Changes to tarmac delay rules a step in the right direction, says advocate  HalifaxToday.ca

An airline passengers rights advocate says changes to tarmac waiting compensation are a step in the right direction. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau ...


Fianna Fáil look to regulate electric scooters  Echo Live

A new scooter safety bill published by Fianna Fail will see a maximum speed limit of 25km/h introduced for e-scooters. Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport, ...


2020 candidate John Delaney pitches vastly unusual climate change plan  The Guardian

Maryland congressman wants to capture carbon dioxide pollution heating the planet and transport it in pipelines criss-crossing US.


Russia Delays Adoption of Crypto Regulation Due to FATF Order to Legislate Bitcoin  Cointelegraph

Russia has postponed the adoption of crypto legislation due to a requirement from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), local news ...


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.)


SEC Uncertainty Looms Over Token Summit – Again  CoinDesk

It looks like Kik won't sue the SEC after all, founder Ted Livingston told CoinDesk. In a widely circulated story, the Waterloo, Ontario, company had promised ...


ATA Touts Introduction of Interstate Driving Legislation  Transport Topics Online

American Trucking Associations has strongly praised the introduction in the 116th Congress of a bill designed to facilitate interstate driving for truckers younger ...


Driverless Insurance and Legal report calls for government-led data regulations  FleetPoint

AXA UK and Burges Salmon have published their Insurance and Legal 2019 report, stressing the importance of government and industry stakeholders ...


California’s hottest housing bill was just unexpectedly shelved. What you need to know:  CALmatters

The sudden demise of the year's most controversial housing bill was celebrated by some and bemoaned by others. Very few can claim to have seen this coming.


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.


Bill to Reshape Colorado Oil, Gas Regulations Coming Soon, Democrats Say  Transport Topics Online

Tighter rules on Colorado oil and gas development struck out at the ballot box in November and at the state Supreme Court in January. Now, Democrats, who ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Farm Legislation Clears Congress, Moves to Trump's Desk  Transport Topics Online

The U.S. House on Dec. 12 passed a farm policy deal, clearing the five-year measure for President Donald Trump's signature. The expansive legislation ...


Opportunity Exists for Advancing Autonomous Vehicles Bill This Congress, Sen. John Thune Says  Transport Topics Online

Legislation aimed at popularizing the use of autonomous vehicles in commercial and commuter settings is gaining supporters in the Senate, signaling its ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Amendments To Transport Legislation For Petroleum Products - Energy and Natural Resources - Turkey  Mondaq News Alerts

The Decree on the Transportation of Crude Oil and Jet Fuel by Road and Rail was amended by way of Presidential Decree numbered 715, effective as from its ...


Trump, Congress Eye Possibility of Infrastructure Bill in 2019  Transport Topics Online

While the new Congress and the White House kick off 2019 in the midst of a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump and the leadership of the ...


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.


Time to fast-track infrastructure legislation | TheHill  The Hill

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


Legal Status for Transport of Hemp Remains Confusing  Transport Topics Online

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear a legal challenge to the arrest of an Oregon truck driver and seizure of a 6,700-pound load of hemp ...


Texas lawmakers look to Uber, Lyft to transport Medicaid patients  San Antonio Express-News

A bill that has wide support in the Texas House calls for using rideshare services to shuttle some Medicaid patients to and from the doctor. Lawmakers say the ...


Colorado Paves Way to Lower Interstate Trucking Age Limits  Transport Topics Online

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill that will open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 — as soon as federal ...


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.


Partisan Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Mechanism  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the congressional committees tasked with crafting an infrastructure policy bill continue to disagree over a sustainable approach ...


Cow that escaped slaughter inspires legislation  NorthJersey.com

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly proposed a bill to prevent pregnant cows from being slaughtered after a letter from animal control officer John DeCando.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Mohab Mameesh, Chairman, Suez Canal Authority (SCA); and Chairman, Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC Zone): Interview  Oxford Business Group

How are fluctuations in energy prices impacting shipping trends globally? MOHAB MAMEESH: Ship bunker fuel prices represent 40-50% of a vessel's operation ...


Infrastructure Policy On Tap When Trump, Pelosi Meet Again  Transport Topics Online

Amid growing pressure from the transportation community, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intend to meet again soon to discuss ...


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...


'Green New Deal' To Seek Transport Overhaul  Streetsblog California

The Green New Deal will include a shift in transportation systems away from fossil fuels, according to a still-vague draft released to the press on Thursday.


All New Cars To Have Speed Limiters Fitted, Rules European Parliament  Forbes

Speed limiters could be fitted to all new cars in the E.U. by 2022, and even if the U.K. Brexits it is expected the proposed rules will be adopted for British drivers, ...


New Cars in Europe Will Be Prevented From Speeding  Forbes

Drivers in Europe will soon have to get used to anti-speeding devices in their cars, after EU legislators agreed this morning on new legislation requiring them.


No legal hemp for Idaho this year, after House rejects Senate’s amendments  Idaho Statesman

Idaho legislature: Hemp still illegal in Idaho, interstate transport from other states, Canada will be legal with an Idaho permit.


New Mexico State Senate Panel Passes Tesla-Backed Bill  Transport Topics Online

A state Senate bill that would allow electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and others to open stores and *service* centers in New Mexico was approved by the Public ...


House Democrats to Push Infrastructure  Transport Topics Online

A long-term infrastructure funding measure and increased oversight of the Trump administration will be priorities the new Democratic leadership in the U.S. ...


The cost of Luxembourg's free public transport plan  BBC News

You can drive across Luxembourg in two hours, taking in vineyards by the Moselle river in the east, the winding valleys of the Ardennes in the north and ...


Using legislation to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks  EURACTIV

Europe's upcoming CO2 standards for trucks will be the first of their kind. Policymakers need to build enough flexibility into the legislation so that manufacturers ...


Infrastructure Stakeholders to Congress: Fix the Highway Trust Fund  Transport Topics Online

Nearly a dozen stakeholders representing local governments and the freight and commuter sectors on Feb. 7 urged a House transportation panel to identify a ...


Senators Introduce Diesel Emissions Bill  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper led his colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act through ...


Help Stop Cruel Transport of Horses  Animal Welfare Institute

Dear Humanitarian,. The bipartisan Horse Transportation Safety Act (H.R. 1400) has been reintroduced in the US House of Representatives. Led by Reps.


Virginia Lawmakers Approve Gov. Ralph Northam's Funding Plan for I-81  Transport Topics Online

Virginia's General Assembly has approved Gov. Ralph Northam's fundraising suggestions for Interstate 81 improvements. In late March, Northam proposed an ...


Rail News - Transport Canada calls on railroads to revise work/rest rules. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Transport Minister Marc Garneau, Canada, work/rest rules for operating employees,. From the editors of Progressive Railroading ...


Idaho hemp legislation is a step backward  Post Register

Last year President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 into law. That Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp. With that, I only ...


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 ...


Ireland readies 'mega' no-deal Brexit legislation package  Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will begin pushing through a “mega” package of legislation next month to deal with the fallout from a no-deal Brexit if there is still a ...


Senate's Turn to Vote on Water Infrastructure Package  Transport Topics Online

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up as early as this month House-passed legislation that would authorize projects designed to improve infrastructure at ports, ...


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 ...


Florida Rep. Scott Plakon proposes $8.7 million autonomous shuttle for Altamonte Springs  Orlando Weekly

Florida Rep. Scott Plakon has proposed a bill that would create a smart corridor with an autonomous shuttle in Altamonte Springs. The project would cost...


New Va. law gives patients choice of ambulance vs. air ambulance transport  EMS1.com

A new law will allow patients to decide if they want to be transported by ambulance or by helicopter if their injuries are not severe enough to need an air.


Senate Still Reviewing FAA Bill That Contains Trucking-Related Issues as Deadline Nears  Transport Topics Online

Proponents of a bill that includes language to ensure nationwide uniformity of meal-and-rest-break rules for truck drivers are racing against the clock to advance ...


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 ...


When it Comes to Autonomous Cars, the Department of Transportation Says ‘Drivers’ Don’t Have to Be Human  WIRED

The Department of Transportation is getting a little more creative about how it defines “driver,” Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday. In the third version of ...


As China Builds Transit Cars for U.S. Cities, Congress Seeks to Ban Them  Governing

The state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corp is building rail cars for some of America's biggest cities, prompting cybersecurity concerns and bipartisan ...


Trump Calls Infrastructure Investment 'A Necessity'  Transport Topics Online

President Donald Trump called investment in infrastructure “a necessity,” but a detailed articulation of a vision for rebuilding the country's crumbling roads and ...


AVs Have Lawmakers Playing Regulatory ‘Whack a Mole’  Government Technology

The rapid proliferation of autonomous vehicle technology has outpaced the federal government's ability to lay down the law, opening the door for state and local ...


ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers Part of Fiscal 2019 Congressional Funding Deal  Transport Topics Online

Included in the law signed by President Trump Feb. 15 that funds federal agencies through fiscal 2019 is a provision that exempts livestock and insect haulers ...


FAA Budget Bill Could Bring Changes To Air Ambulance Business : Shots - Health News  NPR

Air ambulance rides can be lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced "Bill of the Month" investigation, NPR and Kaiser Health ...


Georgia Lawmakers Draft Legislation to Regulate Hemp Cultivation  All On Georgia

A bill filed in the Georgia House of Representatives seeks to outline parameters for hemp cultivation in the state of Georgia. The bipartisan House Bill 213 was ...


Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Reminds House Panel: White House Open to All Infrastructure Funding Options  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao reaffirmed the Trump White House's desire to partner with congressional transportation leaders on an ...


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