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
House Republican Budget -
The budget outline House GOP leaders released Tuesday proposes $2 billion in tax cuts as part of their two-year budget plan. It also spends nearly $40 billion, excluding their recently...more
Friday marked the first committee deadline and thus a flurry of activity at the Capitol to act favorably on bills in their respective policy committees.
When Governor Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget...more
On February 15, 2015, during a hastily organized press conference, the FAA announced its proposed rules for domestic UAS. But that wasn't the only UAS news coming out of the administration that weekend. ...more
Since the expiration of a labor contract in July 2014, negotiations for a new contract have dragged on between management representatives of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)—a multi-employer bargaining association...more
The end of 2014 has seen major developments in U.S. foreign relations and sanctions policy with broad implications for the maritime industry. On December 17, President Obama announced a paradigm shift in relations with Cuba,...more
Late yesterday, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed S. 2444, the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014....more
The President is going to talk directly to the American people about restoring security for middle class families after a lost decade of declining wages, eroding retirement security and escalating health care and tuition...more
Unmanned aircraft systems - or drones, as they are commonly referred to - have become a hot topic from celebrities to farmers. Recently, AB-1327, a bill, focused on prohibiting certain actions relating to unmanned aircraft...more
Against the background of recent European Union (EU) sanctions targeting Russian airline Dobrolet, this note provides a general overview of relevant issues – especially in the context of the aircraft sector.
On Saturday, August 2, the North Carolina General Assembly gave final approval to the Appropriations Act of 2014. The 260-page budget bill—which is now on the Governor’s desk—contains several pages governing the use and...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
Senate to Vote on Highway funding bill -
This week, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which recently passed the House by a...more
Ukraine Crisis -
Last week, the Malaysian Government negotiated and secured from the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine the black boxes from the downed passenger airliner (MH17). The Malaysian Government also secured...more
“The cyber threat we face is unprecedented and we need an innovative and cooperative approach between the private sector and the federal government to protect the country from it.” —Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV...more
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) recently introduced H.R. 613, the Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make It In America Act (“Make It In America Act”). The legislation would make amendments to Buy...more
In This Issue:
- Transparency in Government. Georgia's laws regarding the transparency of government meetings and records had become a jumble of statutes, court opinions and lore that were...more
IN THIS ISSUE: Michigan Gears Up for 2011 Amnesty; Events in Neighboring Southern States May Foreshadow Changes to Come;Throw Out the Throwback: Maine Replaces “Throwback” with “Throwout” and Adopts Finnigan; SALT Pet of the...more
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