Read Transportation Law updates, alerts, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges
Doing Business In Canada
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Madlyn Primoff - Industries Facing Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy: A Cyclical Business
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
On May 17, 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation and AGL Constructors reached commercial close on the design-build and capital maintenance agreements for the I-35E Managed Lanes Project. AGL Constructors is a joint...more
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued last week, the FCC proposed to establish a new, terrestrial-based, air-to-ground (“ATG”) mobile broadband service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz Ku-band, providing multi-gigabyte broadband...more
The Victorian State Government announced on 2 May 2013, significant reforms to its Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy to support infrastructure growth in Victoria (Policy). The Policy is aimed at encouraging private...more
Today, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-2 to move forward with reforming the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) rules, regulating U.S.- and foreign-based non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC)...more
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold the I-69 Section 5 Industry Forum on May 22, 2013. Sign in will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET and the program will start promptly at...more
This is a tale of two regulatory schemes.
First, there is the federal way, and I’m not making this up.
First, there is the federal way, and I’m not making this up: In my last post we learned that if the BLM,...more
On May 8th, 2013, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) approved a $632 million dollar design-build contract for the SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project. The design-builder is a joint venture between Atkinson...more
On May 9, 2013, a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, overturned and caught on fire on a ramp near Interstate 81 and route 322 in Harrisburg....more
As the number of smartphones sold in the United States and worldwide overtakes sales of so-called ordinary cells phones, more Americans are using these devices while driving....more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - Gov. Brown joins move to rewrite California's Prop. 65 - The Sacramento Bee - May 7:
Gov. Jerry Brown is throwing his weight behind a push to update Proposition 65, California's defense...more
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced the award of $878 million to fund 114 transportation projects. ...more
There have been many important developments in transportation law relative to trucking, logistics and brokerage companies since the first of the year. This legal journal article is intended to give a brief synopsis of those...more
The 2013 Alaska Legislature passed three significant pieces of legislation and appropriated hundreds of millions of dollars for projects that will support the energy industry before it adjourned in April, with a Republican...more
The U.S. Geological Survey has doubled its previous estimate of the amount of recoverable oil within the Williston Basin to 7.4 billion barrels. While the Bakken formation is still a star in the play, the potential of the...more
Lessors of tractors or trailers may be subject to California's regulations pertaining to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. California's regulations pertain to heavy-duty tractors and 53-foot or longer box-type...more
As oil exports from Canada to the United States expand, so do the risks associated with rail transport. Early in the morning of March 27, 2013, a mile-long Canadian Pacific train hauling Canadian crude oil went into...more
In This Issue:
- IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks
- Amazing Clients®: Ravago: A Big Company with a Low Profile
- When is a Mom not a Mom?: De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts
- Can the...more
President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the...more
The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Olympic Airlines SA (in special liquidation) v ACG Acquisition XX LLC  EWCA Civ 369 gives welcome comfort to lessors that properly drafted Certificates of Acceptance will provide...more
Environmental and Policy Focus -
..Bills to create CEQA courts hinge on funding question:
California lawmakers are considering legislation that would assign specialized judges to hear California Environmental...more
Light rail and rapid transit appear to be the hot ticket in California. Most of our right-of-way acquisition and eminent domain work over the last few years has centered on such projects. One interesting dispute that...more
In the wake of the recent recession, a number of states, including Florida, are exploring new and innovative solutions to the problem of insufficient funding for the construction and improvement of public facilities. At the...more
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that it is making $474 million in financing available through its transportation investments grant program pursuant to the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013...more
“The $2.6 billion deal to lease San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to a private consortium is being watched by bankers and industry officials keen to import a business model that is widely used in Europe and...more
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