FAA Reauthorization Briefing Part 1: Airline Fee Issues

President Trump

President Trump has signed into law the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.”

Tighter Fuel Efficiency Standards For Medium And Heavy-Duty Vehicles Announced By Obama

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT AND THREE NEW PROJECTS TO FOCUS ON RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES WASHINGTON – Building on the notable successes of the SuperTruck initiative, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar today announced SuperTruck II, an $80 million funding opportunity, subject to congressional appropriations, for research, development and demonstration… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

On October 1, 2015, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed changes to strengthen its hazardous liquid pipeline safety regulations. The proposal aims to address mandates from the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (Pipeline Safety Act), which requires improvements in operation, maintenance, and inspection… Keep reading →

2011 Consumer Electronics Show Showcases Latest Technology Innovations


On June 19, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a program establishing Phase 2 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal would enhance standards for vehicles currently regulated under Phase 1 and aims… Keep reading →

Detroit Hosts Flagship North American International Auto Show

NEW ORLEANS — Today, during a speech at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department and EEI, strengthening collaborative action to accelerate plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and charging infrastructure deployment. Building on the President’s goal and the Department’s EV… Keep reading →

Energy Bulletin (US)

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

Transportation Department acts on safety issues regarding crude and ethanol shipped by rail. The US Department of Transportation on April 17 issued regulatory changes it believes will address “some of the issues identified in recent train accidents involving crude oil and ethanol shipped by rail”.

Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later

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Polar Vortex Weather System Brings Artic Temperatures Across Wide Swath Of U.S.

The continued increase in rail transportation of U.S. crude oil reflects rising production, which reached 8.5 million bbl/d in June 2014, the highest since July 1986. On December 24, 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report showing that the amount of U.S. crude oil and refined petroleum products transported by rail increased by… Keep reading →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

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Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again, approximately a week early, to hit the campaign trail for the November elections. This essentially means that including the summer recess, Congress will have been in session for a total of about eight days between the end of July and the middle of November 2014. No wonder why Congress has not been able to accomplish much this year, to date.

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