Tag Archives: Transportation

Speculation Mounts Over Impending Crude By Rail Rule

As speculation over the federal government’s forthcoming rule on rail shipments of crude oil grows, two items hit the press last week increasing speculation over the details of the reforms. On July 15, 2014, Bloomberg reported that representatives from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) met with the Transportation … Continue Reading

Railway Age Crude By Rail Conference Profiles Key Players, Key Issues in Crude By Rail Debate

On June 12 and 13, 2014, Railway Age’s Crude by Rail Conference and Expo brought together representatives from the oil and gas industry, railroads, rail car manufacturers, Federal government, emergency response organizations and Wall Street, to address the implications of the dramatic increase in shipments of petroleum by rail (CBR). Several informative presentations were made … Continue Reading

Jobs Want to Go Where the Railroads Are

On April 24, 2013, Norfolk Southern (“NS”) CEO Wick Moorman spoke before the US House of Representatives Transportation Infrastructure Committee’s Special Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation about the need to focus on long-term investments in railroad infrastructure.  The NS CEO stated that “In the past decade Norfolk Southern helped locate 1,021 new and expanded facilities … Continue Reading

FHWA Holds P3 Model Contract “Listening Sessions” and Beta-tests “P-3 VALUE Toolkit”

As part of its effort to meet MAP-21’s legislative requirement to develop “standard public-private partnership transaction model contracts for the most popular types of public-private partnerships,” the Federal Highway Administration held a “listening session” with representatives from the transportation industry at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. on January 16.  Representatives from state … Continue Reading

Design-Build Transportation Projects Face Roadblocks in California

Over the past 10 years, California lawmakers have made tremendous strides in providing express design-build procurement authority to pubic agencies in the state. This authority, however, has not been applied evenly across all project types or agencies. As matters stand in 2011, much broader design-build authority exists for public buildings or “vertical” projects than for … Continue Reading

Our Mature Northern Cousins – Canadian P3 Practice

If you want to know what a mature, effective federal and state P3 policy can look like, we need not look very far beyond our U.S. borders.  Two Canadian provinces, Ontario and British Columbia, provide us a road map for building successful, sustainable P3 programs and policies. At the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh last … Continue Reading

First Runner-Up in Latest Round of High-Speed Rail Funding – The Midwest

As discussed in yesterday’s post on California, three big winners have emerged from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of $2 billion in federal funds to 15 states for 22 different high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects.  The second biggest winner of this funding round is the Midwest region. Illinois received $186 million for upgrades … Continue Reading

Reason Foundation Seeks Transportation Policy Analyst

The Reason Foundation, a non-profit, public policy think tank based in Los Angeles, seeks a policy analyst in transportation.  Qualified candidates should have a relevant degree, a solid understanding of free-market public policy, and an aptitude for written communication.  Ideal candidates will be very familiar with Reason’s transportation policy work and be able to describe … Continue Reading
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