Dr. John A.C. Cartner, Evaluates USMMA Advisory Board Report and DOT Sec. Foxx’s Response
FMCSA's Certified Medical Examiner Mandate to Start on May 21, 2014
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Doing Business In Canada
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
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Rapidly changing circumstances raise workplace questions.
The Ebola epidemic in 2014 has already been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as the worst in history. The extent of this outbreak is...more
Plaintiffs cannot bring a claim for damages for a breach of fundamental rights against an airline if that breach arose in the course of international travel. Simply put, international flying is a “no-rights zone” between...more
While regulation governing transportation network companies continues to be hashed out at the state levels and in the courts, cities are increasingly establishing their own local regulatory frameworks for ridesharing...more
Neither the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission nor the Centers for Disease Control has issued any specific guidance for employers to deal with Ebola issues. With multiple Ebola cases diagnosed in the United States...more
A federal district judge in Hammond, Indiana, has permitted a rail union to pursue injunctive remedies in a Title VII pattern-or-practice discrimination claim on behalf of its black members without compliance with Rule 23. In...more
Shipping Giant Repeatedly Failed to Provide Needed Accommodations to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Package Handlers and Applicants, Federal Agency Charges -
BALTIMORE - Shipping giant FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.,...more
This year marks the 50th anniversaries of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 (UMTA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is also the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s Executive Order 12898, addressing federal...more
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) plays a crucial role in our national safety infrastructure. Yet the agency has been subjected to significant criticism — and even been the butt of jokes — for the last several...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which hears appeals from federal courts in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, recently affirmed summary judgment for Crete Carrier Corporation. Crete fired one of its truck drivers...more
On July 25, 2014, the U.S. Government will submit its opening brief to the Supreme Court in the decade-long battle that began when the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) terminated former air marshal-turned...more
The Surface Transportation Act currently provides commercial drivers with recourse if they are retaliated against for refusing to violate federal motor carrier safety rules. Earlier this month, the Department of...more
Frederick Wright recently sued the Texas Railroad Commission for terminating his employment in violation of state whistleblower laws. If the suit is not settled, it could attract considerable attention in Texas....more
In a recent opinion by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving a Type-1 insulin-dependent diabetic, the court found that passing a Department of Transportation medical examination was an impermissible “qualification...more
Recognizing that our country -- our “team,” if you will -- is stronger when all our players are on the field and playing to their full potential, our federal and some state governments have developed programs to help...more
In December 2012, the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) held hearings to discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) April 2012 Policy Guidance (number 915.002) regarding businesses’ use of...more
As part of its continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. 41705, the United States Department of Transportation ("DOT") recently issued a series of final rules (the "Rules") geared to improve...more
Granting complete summary judgment to BNSF Railway Co., Chief Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota interpreted and provided the railroad industry with guidance pertaining to the...more
In This Issue:
Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Concludes Lifetime CDL Disqualification Was Proper and NLRB's New Ruling Could Spell Trouble in Harassment Investigations
Excerpt from Pennsylvania’s Appellate...more
The requirement for an employee to exhaust administrative remedies may go beyond filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and state employment agencies. Industry-specific exhaustion...more
This is the brief of Owners' Counsel of America supporting the petitioners in Brandt v. United States. That case involves an abandoned rail line in Wyoming, but this case has nationwide implications.
The issue before the...more
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman applauds the decision of New York state officials to reverse their plans to let drivers renew licenses without taking a vision test. Critics, including a number of traffic safety...more
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman gives his support to a new initiative to prevent traffic fatalities and auto accidents in New York City.
Transportation Alternatives, in partnership with the Drum Major...more
New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman comments on the new taxi chosen by New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission.
After a three year search, the Commission chose a Nissan model that is not wheelchair...more
Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Ass’n, 2011 WL 711884 (9th Cir. 2011)
When Santiago Lopez first applied to be a longshoreman in 1997, his application was rejected because he tested positive for marijuana. The PMA, which...more
The identity card for US transportation workers has been an
expensive disaster in technical and civil liberty terms, and has
brought no discernible security benefits. The hobgoblin of little minds lies in dull and mindless...more
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