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Cargo Thieves Get More Sophisticated by Going Back to the Basics

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Technology in today's world has radically changed the threats that companies face. In the transportation industry, technology is increasingly used by cargo thieves when they break into shipping containers. While an amateur...more

The Site Report - Construction Law Insights - Issue 1 - April 2018

Welcome to Our First Issue of 2018 - There have been many changes and new developments in the construction industry since the start of the year. As with any industry that experiences sweeping changes, we keep a sharp eye...more

Key Considerations for Liquidated Damages Clauses in Transportation Projects

by Lane Powell PC on

Almost all delays in completing a construction project cost money, but delays on transportation-related construction projects often have more severe financial and business repercussions than a typical development. Whether a...more

Transportation Complications - Top Issues to Consider When Drafting an Infrastructure Bill

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state of U.S. infrastructure earned a score of a D+ based on its physical condition and needed investments for improvement. In what will come as a surprise to...more

Transportation Complications: Top Issues to Consider When Drafting an Infrastructure Bill

cording to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state of U.S. infrastructure earned a score of a D+ based on its physical condition and needed investments for improvement. In what will come as a surprise to...more

K&L Gates Triage: Ride Sharing and Health Care Regulatory Considerations

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Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing...more

Judge Holds UberBLACK Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On April 11, Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania became the first judge to grant summary judgment on the issue of whether UberBLACK drivers are employees or independent...more

Fueled by Auto Industry Support, Bike Sharing Systems are Taking Over Cities

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Back in November 2017 we discussed the “last mile” issue facing cities and urban planners around the globe. At that time we noted that “… transit options often fail at providing a solution of getting people to their final...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Federal Court Blocks White House from Punishing Sanctuary Cities, Florida Businesses Oppose Mandatory...

Los Angeles Federal Court Bars White House From Punishing Sanctuary Cities - On Wednesday, United States District Court Judge Manuel Real ruled that the Department of Justice could not give special treatment to cities...more

Busy Data Breach Week

Unfortunately, it was another busy data breach week. Here’s a summary of the major ones. Delta Airlines admitted in a statement that the payment card data of several hundred thousand customers may have been compromised by...more

Airlines Association Files Another Lawsuit Challenging Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave Law

by Polsinelli on

On April 4, 2018, Airlines for America, a trade association and lobbyist organization for U.S. airlines, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Massachusetts against the Massachusetts Attorney General challenging the state’s...more

New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Regional mass-transit systems are often plagued by the permitting challenges associated with construction in multiple cities, each with its own priorities, regulations, and permitting processes. For example, the cost of the...more

Automated Electric Taxis Deliver Environmental Benefits through Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) researchers recently studied and built data from more than 10 million taxi trips, and developed a...more

Transportation Public-Private Partnerships in Arkansas: The Road to P3s in the Natural State

Over the last several years, the federal government has promoted public-private partnerships (“P3s”) as one way to address the dire need for American infrastructure investment. States agree. For example, last year in...more

Holland & Knight's Israel Practice Newsletter: Spring 2018

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Holland & Knight invites you to read our Spring 2018 Israel Practice newsletter, in which our authors discuss pertinent American-Israeli topics. As Israel has been a crossroads and a prolific source of new ideas for more than...more

Blockchain Technology Ensuring Safe Transport In The Global Seafood Industry

by Holland & Knight LLP on

By now you have heard of Bitcoin and likely even blockchain. You have probably read or heard the stories of how blockchain will revolutionize the world in a manner unseen since the internet debuted. But can blockchain really...more

Fatal Accident Put Autonomous Vehicle Programs Under Scrutiny

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

High profile accidents related to autonomous vehicles are impacting the planned expansion of existing autonomous vehicle pilot programs. In 2016, a driver in Florida died while using autopilot mode on his vehicle...more

Drone Delivery Canada’s Newest UAS to Carry 400 Pounds

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) began development of its newest drone, the Condor, last week which is being engineered to provide payload capacities of up to 400 pounds. ...more

The Hub: Transportation News & Insights - March 2018

by Wilson Elser on

Pre-trip Inspections: Are You Doing Enough? Every driver who earns a commercial driver’s license must demonstrate that he or she knows how to conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection. However, as technology on commercial...more

Market-led proposals update

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On 20 March 2018 Dentons held a "Restoring our Railways" seminar looking, amongst other things, at the "Beeching reversals" outlined in the government's November 2017 paper "Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail" and...more

Railroad Success (For Now) in Challenging State Fuel Tax as Unlawfully Discriminatory

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In a tax case that has had more twists and switchbacks than the Swiss Glacier Express, rail carrier CSX scored an important victory on March 23, 2018, in its decade-long effort to challenge what they contended was an...more

FAA to Expand UAS (Drone) Airspace Authorization Program

by Mintz Levin on

Under the FAA’s rules governing the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, commonly known as “drones”) for non-recreational purposes, operations within a few miles of an airport (referred to as “controlled airspace”)...more

First U.S. Test Flights Completed by Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) of Toronto completed a series of successful drone delivery test flights at the beginning of this month in Rome, New York at the Griffiss International Airport. ...more

O’Hare Express Train Showcases the Viability of P3s for Mass Transit

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Wednesday, the City of Chicago selected two finalists in its procurement process for the planned O’Hare Express, a mass transit system that will connect downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport within 20...more

Changes in the Wind Bring New Opportunities in Florida for Advanced Israeli Transportation Firms

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Winds of change are blowing across Florida – not a scorcher, but instead tropical breezes that bring new hope for residents dealing with snarled traffic and new opportunities for developers, local communities and Israeli...more

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